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Eat More Three-sour Food to Keep Health in Winter

http://www.chinese.cn 14:03, December 23, 2009 Confucius Institute Online

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Eat More Three-sour Food to Keep Health in Winter

"Little hot and more sour food" is a key principle for autumn diet according to the nutriology of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In winter time, those sour foods of lemon, sweet-sour plum and kraut can help you to spend winter healthily.

Taste of lemon is sourer and bitter than other oranges, as it contains over a dozen times of organic acid content than those of mandarin orange, orange,, etc. While the organic acid is the "bodyguard" of vitamin C, eating more lemon in late autumn can effectively prevent the skin from drying and suffering from excessive internal heat. Usually you can drink lemon dipped water.

Plum belongs to alkaline food, especially suitable for people with excessive liver fire. It is good for the digestion of spleen and stomach, nourish of liver and improvement of resistance. It is a good choice for soup and meat stew.

It is suggested to make kraut by yourself, with no or little peppery. It can be eaten after being pickled for 20 to 30days. As a kind of fermented food, kraut is added with the acid like lactic acid while remaining the most of nutrition of fresh vegetables. So it can invigorate the spleen and stimulate the appetite. It is also favorable for the solubility of calcium and phosphor inside the intestinal tract. As sunshine is rare in winter, loss of bone substance can be prevented with more kraut.

 

 

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