“The cloudy sky is harvesting the color of Summer, and the tree leaves are creating the sound of Autumn.” After bidding farewell to the rainy season in June and July, and bidding farewell to the “Great Heat”, August is when “Autumn Begins”.
Autumn Beings, the 13th of 24 Solar Terms of the lunar calendar, and is the first Solar Term in Autumn, marking the coming of Autumn.
Autumn Begins is not only the harvest season of all things, but also the transitional period of the body’s yang and yin. Therefore, Autumn health preservation has always been an important content that people cannot ignore. So, what to eat during this time of the year?
01、养肺润燥——秋季养生，“养肺”为先 Nourish the Lung
“Dryness” is the main characteristic of Autumn, which is easy to damage the lung yin, and it is indispensable to nourish yin and moisturize dryness. With dry weather during Autumn, people often experience symptoms such as dry mouth and nose, dry throat, coughing, and desquamation of the skin. Patients with chronic respiratory diseases are also prone to relapse.
Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners believe that Autumn spells correspond to lung qi, so it is easy to injure the lungs, while the lungs are “splendid viscera”, which are surrounded by tiny-hair and dominate breathing. In Autumn health preservation, we should lay a solid foundation for reducing respiratory diseases in winter by “nourishing the lung”.
Consume food that have effects of nourishing yin, moisturizing dryness, and replenishing lung qi, which can serve the purpose of nourishing the lungs. Such as Golden Swiftlets’ Nests, Fish Maw, White Fungus, Dried Lily, Honey, pear, etc., it not only clears heat but also moisturizes dryness, and can improve the ability of anti-autumn dryness. Among them, Golden Swiftlets’ Nests belongs to watery in nature, and it belongs to the lung meridian. Consuming Golden Swiftlets’ Nests can prevent and relieve autumn dryness.
02、补气补血——通气血，提高人体免疫力 Ventilate blood, improve immunity
Since qi and blood are related to the functions of the internal organs of the human body, lack of qi and blood can easily lead to the decline of the internal organs, leading to reduced body resistance, yellow complexion, dry skin and dry nails, heart palpitations, forgetfulness, insomnia, and other symptoms. For women, lack of qi and blood is likely to cause decreased menstrual flow and light menstrual blood flow. Therefore, in addition to nourishing the lungs and moisturizing dryness, we also need to pay attention to invigorating qi and blood.
From Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, Fish Maw is used for the liver and kidney, and has the functions of nourishing the kidney and essence and nourishing the blood.
It is best to choose thick Fish Maw, smooth gel like, doesn’t smell fishy, and won’t give a sticky mouthfeel after cooking. Many top-quality Fish Maw are from northern oceans. It is suitable for stewing soup, and the soup is clear after stewing, which is suitable for majority of the people for nourishing.
You can also eat more high-quality protein rich in hematopoietic raw materials, essential trace elements (iron, copper, etc.), folic acid, vitamin B12 and other nutrients in your daily life.
Dried Sea Cucumber, Dried Scallops, and other delicacies, which can help the body to have sufficient blood and run smoothly. Among them, Sea Cucumbers are sweet and salty in nature, non-toxic, and contain more than 50 natural ingredients. The protein and arginine in Sea Cucumbers are essential substances for human immunity.
Please make note, patients with colds, phlegm coughs, and diarrhea should not consume Sea Cucumbers.
Autumn diet should be warm and soft in nature, light, and fresh.
After Autumn Begins, there is a big temperature differences between morning and night and could accidentally cause cold in the abdomen and diarrhea. Moreover, if the stomach is not maintained well, people with stomach problems will worsen. Therefore, it is important to wear more clothes during this time.
Diet during Autumn should be warm in nature, light, and fresh. Portions should be little but frequently. Radix Dioscorea, Astragalus Root, White Lotus are all nourishing and health-preserving ingredients highly recommended by Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners. They can be used as medicinal foods to strengthen the spleen and stomach. At the same time, they can improve immunity and strengthen body functions to a certain extent. For pregnant women, they also have the effect of consolidating the fetus.
If there is deficiency of the spleen and stomach, and indigestion, it is recommended to make a pot of tangerine peel tea to help with digestion.
In addition to above contents, everyone should also exercise properly to ensure adequate sleep, and it is best to maintain a happy and optimistic mood.
Summer is hot, autumn is tranquil, with a slight coolness, giving people unlimited space for reverie. When you go out during autumn, don’t forget to keep warm and take good care of your health.
最后，秋起滋补吧! Let us nourish away during autumn!
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