Summer is the most yang season, the climate is hot and vigorous. At this time is the period of metabolism, yang qi is released, and yin is subdued inside, and the circulation of qi and blood is correspondingly vigorous and active on the surface of the body. In summer, the focus of health preservation is to adjust the spirit, maintain a happy and stable mood, and avoid great sadness and joy, so as not to use heat to help heat and fuel the fire. Summer is characterized by dryness and heat, which can be overcome by coolness and dryness. Peace of mind and self-cooling can achieve the purpose of health preservation.
The weather is hot in summer, so you need to pay special attention to many things in life. I have collected some health tips for you, hoping to help you.
In summer, most of the illnesses flare up immediately, so there is a saying that "June debts come quickly". Therefore, understand some common sense of health, so as to prevent the occurrence of the following diseases.
1 Eat well and be careful of intestinal infections. Due to the hot weather, people like to eat raw and cold foods, which leads to gastrointestinal disorders. Therefore, it is necessary to develop the habit of washing hands before and after meals, improve environmental hygiene, dietary hygiene and personal hygiene, and strengthen the management of diet and water sources.
2 In early summer, it is easy to get mouth sores and red eyes. In the early summer of high temperature and humidity, you must pay attention to personal hygiene and eye care, avoid going to places with many people, and avoid contact with the source of infection.
3 Poor digestion, abdominal pain, gastritis, etc. From the perspective of health preservation, it is best to eat more thin food, eat porridge and drink soup in summer to nourish the spleen and stomach.
4 When the weather is hot and humid, it is necessary to prevent skin diseases. Because the solar term is Xiaoman after the beginning of summer, the temperature rises significantly, and the rainfall also increases. The sultry heat combined with humidity provided the conditions for the onset of skin diseases.
Summer diet tips
Drink more water
The weather is sultry and hot, the human body function is consumed very fast, it is easy to sweat, and the water loss is large,
Water is an indispensable and important part of the human body. Organs, muscles, blood, hair, bones, and teeth all contain water. In summer, there will be more water loss. If you do not replenish water in time, it will seriously affect your health and easily dry your skin. , Wrinkles increase, accelerate human aging. Therefore, you should drink more water, and warm water is better, drink seven or eight glasses of boiled water every day. Of course, honey water, mineral water, cold tea, milk, and apple juice are also ideal thirst-quenching beverages.
In terms of dietary nourishment, the principles of clearing and nourishing, strengthening the spleen, dispelling summer heat and removing dampness are the principles of hot weather. Fatty, sweet, thick-flavored and hot-dry products should not be eaten, but foods with light and nourishing yin effects should be selected. Sweet, cool and moist food: wheat, sorghum, barley, tofu, white lentils, black sesame, potatoes, cabbage, lettuce, asparagus, spinach, winter melon, watermelon, etc. Foods that nourish the spleen, nourish the stomach, nourish yin and qi: spinach, lotus root, wild water, tomatoes, carrots, eggs, apples, milk, grapes, lotus seeds, mulberries, clams, goose, herring, crucian carp, silver carp, barley flour, etc. Foods for dispelling heat and dampness, clearing heat and detoxifying: mung bean, broad bean, red bean, soybean, raw radish, eggplant, cabbage, celery, water chestnut, coix seed, vegetable melon, watermelon, wax gourd, loofah, cucumber, melon, bitter gourd, chrysanthemum, lotus leaf , tea, etc.
In summer, people sweat a lot and lose more potassium ions with sweat. The resulting hypokalemia can cause symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, headache, and loss of appetite. The most effective way to prevent potassium deficiency in hot weather is to eat more potassium-containing foods. Fresh vegetables and fruits contain more potassium. You can eat more strawberries, apricots, lychees, peaches, plums, etc. There are green onions, celery, edamame, etc. Also rich in potassium. Tea also contains a lot of potassium. Drinking more tea in hot days can not only cool off the heat, but also replenish potassium. It can be said to kill two birds with one stone.
Add salt and vitamins
The human body sweats a lot in summer, and the loss of sodium chloride is relatively large, so we should pay attention to adding salt while supplementing water. Drink some salt water every day to keep the acid-base balance and osmotic pressure in the body relatively stable. Nutritionists also suggest that in the high temperature season, it is best to supplement each person with 2 mg of vitamin B1, 2 mg of vitamin B2, and 1 gram of calcium every day, which can reduce the consumption of carbohydrates and tissue proteins in the body, which is beneficial to human health. Therefore, in summer, you should eat more foods rich in the above nutrients, such as watermelon, cucumber, tomato, beans and their products, animal liver, small shrimp, etc., and you can also drink some fruit juice.
Blessing comes from “suffering”
The alkaloids contained in bitter foods have pharmacological effects such as relieving summer heat and clearing heat, promoting blood circulation and dilating blood vessels. Eating some bitter foods properly in hot days can not only clear the mind and relieve irritability, refresh the brain, but also increase appetite, strengthen the spleen and stomach. Bitter gourd: take its immature and tender fruit as a vegetable. The mature fruit flesh can be eaten raw. It can be used in cold dishes, as well as fried meat and fish. It is tender and refreshing and has a unique flavor. Bitter gourd has the functions of increasing appetite, helping digestion, eliminating heat pathogens, relieving fatigue, clearing heart and improving eyesight. In addition, bitter foods such as bitter vegetables, tea, and coffee can also be used as appropriate. It should be noted that eating bitter food should not be excessive, otherwise it may cause symptoms such as nausea and vomiting.
Don't overeat, eat less cold drinks
Summer is hot and hot, and the gastrointestinal function is weakened by its influence. Therefore, in terms of diet, it is necessary to prepare well, which will help to enhance the function of the spleen and stomach. Refined grains and coarse grains should be eaten in an appropriate combination. Coarse grains should be eaten for a week, and thin and dry should be properly arranged. In summer, it is better to eat two thin and one dry, eat pasta and soy milk in the morning, dry rice for Chinese food, and eat porridge in the evening. When it is hot, eating some cold drinks or beverages can play a certain role in dispelling heat and cooling. However, ice cream, ice cubes, etc. are mostly made of milk, egg powder, sugar, etc., and should not be eaten too much. The nutritional value of most beverages is not high, and it is better to drink less.