Summer is about abundance and in order to maximize our health throughout the season, it’s important to nourish our body with foods that are beneficial for our heart, mind and spirit. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, all foods have a temperature, and
energetic properties. Therefore, in the summer, we should eat cool, yin foods that are moistening to balance the heat. Many raw foods are cooling in nature, so summer is the perfect time to indulge in salads full of raw vegetables, which are very cooling and hydrating to the body. Eating more foods with pungent flavors helps to strengthen the lungs. Foods with cooling properties can also reduce toxins and help to generate body fluids. Below are examples of foods that are perfect to consume in the summer:
Herbs and Spices
Job’s Tears Mung Beans Bean Sprouts Lotus Seeds
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