Eat More "Red" in Summer
May 05, 2023
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In the scorching heat of summer, people tend to feel hot, bored and restless, and even their immunity is weakened, giving opportunities for diseases. In addition to paying attention to calmness, clearing dryness and relieving heat is also the key to health preservation in summer. Some red foods can help you.
Watermelon, cherries. Watermelon has a lot of water and is also rich in a variety of nutrients. It has the functions of clearing away heat and heat, relieving restlessness and quenching thirst, diuresis, and protecting cardiovascular. In high temperature days, it is easy to sweat, lose appetite, and get aphthous ulcers. Refreshing watermelon is a good choice. What needs to be reminded is that although watermelon has many advantages, it should not be eaten indiscriminately. People with frequent urination and large volume should not eat more watermelon.
Cherries are rich in various vitamins and nutrients such as potassium, calcium, catechins, flavonols, and proanthocyanidins, and have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Cherries can quench thirst, and their rich iron content is even more commendable, which is conducive to smoothing the blood vessels. It is very suitable for summer consumption, but people suffering from constipation, hemorrhoids, and sore throat should eat less.
Tomatoes, carrots. Tomatoes are known as the best vegetables for summer heatstroke prevention. They have the effects of dispelling heart fire, promoting body fluid and quenching thirst, invigorating the stomach and eliminating food, stopping diarrhea and dampness, and are suitable for people with heavy limbs and loss of appetite in summer. The rich lycopene in tomatoes can enhance immunity, anti-oxidation and anti-cancer. In addition, a Japanese study showed that eating raw tomatoes can help reduce the level of bad cholesterol in the blood, which is beneficial to cardiovascular health. What needs to be reminded is that eating tomatoes raw on an empty stomach can easily cause bloating and stomach pain. Those who are sensitive can make tomato soup for consumption.
Carrots are known as "little ginseng" because of their extremely rich nutrition. It contains vitamins B1 and B2, dietary fiber, potassium, calcium and other minerals, the most important of which is carotene, which can be converted into vitamin A in the body, which can protect human epithelial tissue, prevent internal organ atrophy, and enhance body resistance. power etc. In addition, quercetin in it can increase coronary blood flow and lower blood lipids. Potassium succinate can help prevent arteriosclerosis, lower cholesterol and blood pressure; folic acid can reduce the incidence of coronary heart disease. It can be seen that carrots are a heart-protecting food. Cooked carrots can maximize their health benefits. They can be minced for stuffing, or stewed with other ingredients.
Red staple food - red beans
Many people know that eating mung beans in summer can clear away heat and relieve summer heat, but they don’t know that red beans also have the effect of dispelling internal fire. Modern medical research has also found that triterpene saponins and iron in red beans can protect cardiovascular and cerebrovascular and prevent blood vessel aging. In summer, especially when the "heart fire" is at its peak at noon, eating red beans can relieve thirst, irritability, and lack of energy. Red beans can be cooked with rice to make red bean rice, or used as stuffing to make red bean buns, and can also be boiled with barley for drinking.
Red meat - beef and mutton
Beef and mutton can supplement the loss of the five internal organs of the human body, enhance heart function, and promote the circulation of qi and blood. It is a good product for nourishing qi and blood. From the perspective of Western medicine, beef and mutton contain high-quality protein, trace elements, etc., and are very nutritious. Many people may worry that eating beef and mutton in summer will get angry. In fact, although beef and mutton are warm ingredients, they can be balanced by controlling intake and matching them reasonably. Taking mutton as an example, it can be cooked together with radish, which can not only alleviate the warming and tonic properties of mutton, but also promote digestion and absorption.
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