Autumn, let the lungs “run”
Chinese medicine believes that: “dry and easy to hurt the lungs.”
Therefore, “lung dryness” is the term that the patient hears the most when he visits medicine in the fall.
In a dry climate, the human body can produce a lot of “dryness” with less loss of fluid.
For example, lung injury, cough, autumn cough, often dry cough without sputum or gums difficult to cough, called “dry cough.”
The nose is the lung sputum, the nose is dry after the autumn is particularly common, the throat and pharynx are also the portal of the lung and the passage of the lungs. The autumn dry attack often leads to discomfort such as dry throat, dry mouth, and dumbness.
The lungs are combined with fur, and the skin that appears in autumn is dry, chapped, and even hair is not honorable, and it is related to autumn dryness.
We can compensate for the damage caused by autumn dryness to some of the traditional Chinese medicines, such as nourishing yin and moistening, and irrigating the organs, reducing or even avoiding the occurrence of dryness.
The drugs for moistening the lungs include American ginseng, lily, Polygonatum, Shasheng, Ophiopogon japonicus, Asparagus, Polygonatum, and Mulberry.
In the autumn, the health of the lungs is the first, so the diet is suitable for nourishing yin.
Eat less spicy products such as peppers, ginger, and raw onions.
The lungs are gold, ventilated in autumn, the lungs are in the autumn, and the foods that eat less spicy taste are to prevent the lungs from being too strong.
Chinese medicine believes that “Jinkemu”, that is, the lungs are too strong to hurt the liver, so in the autumn to increase the sour taste of food, sour taste into the liver, can increase liver function, in order to resist excess lung intrusion.
According to the principle of Chinese medicine, people must control the consumption of spicy food in the autumn to achieve the purpose of nourishing yin, moistening the lungs and preventing dryness.
Suitable foods for autumn use include yam, white lentils, alfalfa, scutellaria, chestnuts, walnuts, and peanuts.
In the early autumn, the diet and health method for warming and drying should be based on heat and moisture.
Should adhere to the two porridge and one soup diet, that is, breakfast and dinner porridge, lunch soup, but the content of porridge soup is different.
Traditional health studies believe that dryness is the most vulnerable to lung injury. When adding porridge, add some chopped pear pieces. It has the effect of thirst, nourishing yin and moistening, relieving cough and removing phlegm. It is suitable for dry cough and insomnia in autumn.edible.
When adding porridge, add some white fungus with water, which has the effect of nourishing Yin and moistening the lungs, nourishing the stomach and strengthening the body. It is suitable for those who are weak and have high blood pressure, dyslipidemia and chronic bronchitis.
Soups are best based on tomato and egg soup, rich in protein and vitamins and beneficial for digestion and absorption.
In the late autumn, the method of using a cold and dry diet should be based on cold and moist lungs.
In addition to nourishing yin and moistening, dietary principles should increase foods with higher protein and energy.
Porridge is still the main method, such as pear porridge, lily porridge, white fungus porridge can be eaten, but also add some lean meat porridge, such as adding lean meat, preserved eggs, etc., to supplement protein consumption.
You can also eat chestnut porridge, sweet-scented osmanthus porridge, longan meat porridge, jujube porridge, etc., and eat some warm fruits and vegetables, such as pumpkin, onion ginger, coriander, peach, apricot, jujube, lychee, ebony and so on.