After the beginning of autumn, both young and old must take care of this place! The secret to less sickness in autumn and winter is so simple

Traditional Chinese Medicine Health Science

The beginning of autumn this year is in the middle of the “dog days”, which is a huge test for the body .

After the beginning of autumn, the weather will be very hot in the short term, but this heat is different from summer. Although the temperature is hot in summer, the pores of our body are open to allow sweat to evaporate. Once autumn comes, there will be a cool breeze sooner or later. When the cool wind strikes, the body can immediately feel the coolness, the sweat will be recovered, and the body fluid will go in, but if the convergence is too strong, it will make the body feel dry, such as dry nostrils, dry throat, dry skin, dry hair, and urination. Red and yellow, dry stool, etc.

Dryness dominates the autumn season, and dryness is easy to damage the lungs. In the final analysis, the crux of all these problems lies in the lungs. Chinese medicine believes that “the lung is a delicate organ, its position is the highest, and it is not resistant to cold and heat”, and the lung “likes moistening and hates dryness”, and is most vulnerable to dryness. Therefore, after the fall, the lungs are the most vulnerable to damage.

The lungs are the first line of defense of our body and have a protective effect on other internal organs. The lungs are the most vulnerable in autumn, but the other way around , This is also the golden time to nourish the lungs.

“Ten Whites” nourish the lungs

want The easiest way to nourish the lungs is diet therapy. Among all the colors, the lungs love white foods. We have sorted out the top ten white foods that the lungs love most. Eat more after the beginning of autumn, and you will be less sick and not sick in winter.

01

Yam

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Modern nutrition believes that yam contains more protein and carbohydrates, and is also rich in mineral elements such as potassium and magnesium. Arterial and microcirculatory blood flow can assist in the treatment of chronic bronchitis and angina pectoris.

The weather is dry, it is easy to damage the lungs, lead to yin deficiency, dry mouth, dry throat, burning lips, dry cough and other symptoms, this time tonic Yam is the most suitable, because yam is the product of peace and tranquility, and it is the top product for nourishing yin and nourishing the lungs.

Recommended eating method

Yam can not only be sliced ​​and fried The juice is used as a tea drink, and it can also be used for stir-frying and porridge, which is suitable for people with different constitutions. When cooking yam, once sliced, diced, shredded, etc., be sure to keep the yam in water to prevent the yam from oxidizing and losing its taste and white appearance.

02

Lily

Modern research has found that lily contains biotin, colchicine and other alkaloids, which have a good stabilizing effect on people’s emotions, and are beneficial to people with neurasthenia. Lily has antitussive and antiasthmatic effects. Patients with chronic bronchitis and people with emphysema often cough. Eating lily can improve lung function and help reduce symptoms.

Recommended eating method

You can eat it for all ages Lily, but its nature is cold, so it is not suitable for people with wind-cold cough and spleen deficiency. There are fresh and dried lilies, which are used as dietetics. The effect of fresh products is better than that of dried products. It can be fried or made in soup. Fresh lily is the top grade with thin skin and even flaps, thick flesh, and yellow and white color. The dry product is storable and convenient to take. It is not advisable to eat more lilies. Usually, the daily food intake is no more than 20 grams of dry products and no more than 30 grams of fresh products.

03

white radish

< span>As for radishes, there is a folk saying that “radish races ginseng in October”, and “Compendium of Materia Medica” praises radish, calling it “the most beneficial among vegetables”, and white radish can digest food and strengthen spleen and smooth qi. Stewed bones with lotus root and white radish or stewed beef brisket with lotus root and white radish are a good soup or dish for lunch.

recommended eating method

white radish can be used as an adjuvant therapy For febrile asthma, the maltose with real five internal organs and thick stomach should be added to the soup. The specific method is to squeeze the raw white radish into juice before doing it. Such white radish juice can moisten the lungs and clear heat, resolve phlegm and relieve asthma.

04

lotus seeds

Lotus seeds have various effects such as sedation, cardiotonic and anti-aging. Lotus seeds are very nutritious. In addition to a large amount of starch, they also contain β-sitosterol, alkaloids and rich minerals and vitamins such as calcium, phosphorus and iron. Every 100 grams of lotus seeds contains 89 mg of calcium and 285 mg of phosphorus. Although potassium is less than 2.1 mg, it ranks first among all animal and plant foods.

recommended eating method

lotus seeds as health care medicine and dietary therapy Usually, lotus seed cores are not discarded. The lotus seed core is the turquoise germ in the center of the lotus seed. It has a bitter taste and has the effects of clearing heat, solidifying essence, soothing the nerves and strengthening the heart. Soak 2 grams of lotus seed core in boiling water and drink it to treat irritability, confusion and nocturnal emission caused by high fever. It is also used to treat high blood pressure, dizziness, palpitations and insomnia.

05

Sugar Cane

Sugarcane is sweet, flat, non-toxic, regulates qi and neutralizes the middle, helps spleen spleen, benefits the large intestine, eliminates phlegm and quenches thirst, removes irritable heat in the heart and chest, nourishes yin and moistens dryness, calms the stomach and stops vomiting, clears heat and detoxifies. Insufficient yin fluid leads to dry mouth, cough with less phlegm, constipation and other symptoms. You can use more sugarcane to improve the symptoms.

Recommended eating method

Hot STD drink raw cane The juice is the best, and it is called “Tiansheng Fumai Soup”. However, when sugarcane juice is boiled, it turns warm and has a warming effect.

06

White fungus

Also known as white fungus, white fungus is sweet and mild in taste, flat in nature, non-toxic, enters the lungs, stomach and kidneys The three meridians have the functions of invigorating the lungs, nourishing qi and promoting blood circulation, nourishing yin and nourishing the stomach, invigorating the brain and strengthening the heart. Tremella is known as “elixir of longevity”, “longevity product” and “king of bacteria”. It has the characteristics of moisturizing but not greasy and stagnant. , It is more suitable for those with internal heat and bleeding tendency.

recommended eating method

can be eaten with lotus seeds, lily , jujube, wolfberry and other ingredients are matched separately, and a bowl of breakfast is the best way to support people.

07

Oats

In recent years, the benefits of oatmeal have gradually become known. It is rich in vitamin B and vitamin E, which can reduce blood cholesterol and blood sugar, treat constipation and improve blood circulation.

recommended eating method

egg and oatmeal are the best Delicious, most nutritious combination, the two essential elements of breakfast (carbohydrate and protein) can be optimally and maximized. Mix 1/4 cup chopped baby spinach into the oats.

08

Almonds

Almond is a kind of food that has been used for a long time in my country, which is good for both medicine and food. “Compendium of Materia Medica” says that almond has three uses: “moisten the lungs, eliminate food accumulation, and disperse stagnant qi.” There are two kinds of almonds, one flavor Bitter, called bitter apricot or northern apricot, is mostly used for treatment; a sweet, called sweet apricot or southern apricot, is specially used for food.

recommended eating method

for daily drinking For almond milk, try southern almonds. The method is very simple. Add water, sugar and milk to boil after grinding the almonds, or buy freshly ground almond flour and brew, and a cup of delicious almond milk is ready. A cup of almond milk, served with whole wheat bread, eggs, etc., makes a hearty breakfast.

09

Sydney

Pears have been respected as “the sect of a hundred fruits” since ancient times, and have the functions of moistening the lungs, relieving cough, eliminating phlegm, and reducing fire. In autumn, if the weather is too dry, then thirst, constipation, dry cough, etc.;

Recommended eating method

I want to use pears for health Before considering whether it is suitable for one’s own constitution, those with deficient constitution and cold cough should not eat pears raw. They must be steamed in water, boiled in soup, or stewed with medicinal materials.

10

Honey

In addition to glucose and fructose, honey also contains various vitamins, minerals and amino acids. The glucose and fructose in honey are the most easily absorbed by the human body, and also contain a variety of inorganic salts, organic acids and trace elements with similar concentrations in human serum, which have the functions of nourishing, moisturizing and detoxifying.

Recommended eating method

Take it with warm and cold water to clear the heat . Every morning when you get up, pour 1 to 2 tablespoons, rinse it with warm and cold water, and drink it on an empty stomach.

Prescription for Nourishing Lungs

In addition to diet therapy, some simple actions can also nourish the lungs A recipe that can be done anytime, anywhere.

Smile: Xuanfei

There is a saying in traditional Chinese medicine that “Xiaoxiao Xuanfei” . For the respiratory system, laughter can expand the lungs, and people will unconsciously take deep breaths while laughing, clear the airway, and make breathing smooth. When people are laughing, they can absorb more oxygen into the body. With the smooth blood flowing throughout the body, every cell in the body can get sufficient oxygen.

Deep Breathing: Clearing the Lungs

Moderate breathing movements help clear the lungs. The following are two relatively simple and effective breathing methods, may wish to try: abdominal breathing. Extend your arms, expand your chest as much as you can, and use your belly to breathe, which is designed to increase lung capacity.

Cough often: clean the lungs

With the increase in industrial pollution and urban vehicle emissions increase, the air pollution will also increase. After the human body inhales the pollutants in the air, the mild ones can cause inflammation of the bronchi and alveoli, and the severe ones can cause poisoning and even cancer. Therefore, in autumn, you should always open windows for ventilation, and choose a place with fresh air every morning and evening to actively cough to remove pollutants from the respiratory tract and lungs, and reduce lung damage.

Drink more water: benefit the lungs

The dry climate in autumn causes the body to lose a lot of water . To make up for these losses in time, drink at least 500 ml more water every day than in other seasons to maintain the normal humidity of the lungs and respiratory tract. You can also directly “intake” water into the respiratory tract by pouring hot water into a cup and inhaling with your nose at the mouth of the cup, 10 minutes each time, 2 to 3 times a day.

Press the nose wing: healthy lungs

rub the outside of the thumbs of both hands against each other, there is a heat sensation Afterwards, use the outside of the thumb to massage up and down the bridge of the nose and both sides of the alar for about 60 times. Then, massage the Yingxiang acupoint (located at the junction of the nasolabial fold and the alar of the nose) on both sides of the nose for 20 times. Do one to two groups every morning and evening. To clean the nasal cavity.

Expanding the chest: nourishing the lungs

At ordinary times, pay attention to the exercise of the respiratory system. Breathing method: stretch out your arms, expand your chest as much as possible, and then use your abdomen to drive breathing, which can increase lung capacity, especially for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema, and maintain the elasticity of lung cells and bronchi.

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