Spring has come, and the temperature is getting higher and higher. In such a comfortable temperature state, many people are easy to get sleepy when working and studying. This is what people often call "spring sleepiness and autumn lack". So what should I do if I get sleepy in spring? What causes spring sleepiness? How to alleviate spring sleepiness? This article brings you some food therapy methods to alleviate spring sleepiness. Let's have a look.
Too much moisture can make people feel sleepy
The doctor pointed out that spring is the season dominated by liver qi. The liver Qi is exuberant, the liver wins the spleen (Muke soil), the spleen is out of luck, and the water dampness stops. In addition, it is rainy in spring, and the external dampness hinders the spleen yang, resulting in poor operation of Qi and blood and blocked channels. The human body will feel tired and sleepy. Therefore, spleen deficiency and dampness is the main cause of 'spring depression'.
What do you eat in spring? The dietitian recommends the following moisture removing foods:
Red beans: red beans are sweet and sour in nature. They have the effects of strengthening the spleen, relieving diarrhea, promoting water and reducing swelling. Eating job's tears and red beans after boiling with water can diuresis, dehumidification and even beauty.
Yam: yam has no direct dehumidification effect, but yam can replenish the spleen and indirectly discharge moisture from the body. Yams can be fried, stewed, or made as snacks, steamed and dipped in white sugar.
Job's tears: it is beneficial to reduce swelling, strengthen the spleen and remove dampness, relax tendons and remove arthralgia, clear away heat and discharge pus. It is a commonly used medicine for diuresis and dampness. Job's tears can cook porridge with red beans. It is simply job's tears and red beans, not rice. Drinking water and eating beans will have an effect for a long time.
Pepper: with high nutritional value, it is rich in carotene, protein, fat, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, iron, etc. In addition, pepper also contains a substance called capsaicin, which can make people's heart beat faster, expand pores, expand and thicken skin capillaries, and blood flow to the body surface, so the whole body feels warm. Those with high body moisture may as well eat more pepper, supplement vitamin C and dehumidification at the same time, killing two birds with one stone.
Mung bean sprout: it has the functions of clearing heat and detoxification, diuresis and dehumidification. It is suitable for patients with excessive drinking, damp heat stagnation, dry mouth and thirst, red hot urination, constipation, red eye swelling and pain, etc.
Mushroom: it is one of the "four mountain treasures". It is known as the "Queen of plants" and "meat in vegetable". It is a highly praised medicinal food ingredient. Lentinus edodes are sweet and flat in nature and belong to the liver and stomach meridians. They can regulate the deficiency of Qi and blood and fatigue. Especially wild Lentinus edodes, the effect of Tonifying Qi and removing dampness is more obvious.
Invigorate the spleen, clear away heat, and stay away from the disturbance of "sleepiness" in spring
Professor LAN Senlin of the Department of internal medicine of the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of traditional Chinese medicine believes that the principle of dietotherapy and recuperation of "nourishing yang in spring and summer", "nourishing liver first" and "helping Yang resist wind" should be followed in spring. In addition to nourishing the liver, softening the liver, strengthening the spleen and nourishing the stomach, we should also 'take care of' the lungs and prevent influenza. However, in the diet, we should also remember: be careful of cold in early spring and dry and hot in late spring. According to their own needs, everyone can appropriately eat more ingredients that soothe the liver and promote Yang, strengthen the spleen and dispel dampness, clear away heat and promote lung. Professor LAN Senlin has come up with several prescriptions of Jianpi Decoction. If you are interested, you might as well have a try.
1. Yilian pig feet soup
Materials: 30g coix seed, 30g lotus seed, 1 pig's foot, 3 red dates and 3 ginger.
Practice: first wash and chop the pig's hoof, blanch it with boiling water, take it out and wash it; Red dates were cut and removed, then washed with other ingredients and placed in a casserole. Add 2000 ml of Baijiu and a little white wine. After boiling with fire, cook it for 1.5 hours and then seasoning.
Efficacy: Invigorating the spleen and stomach, promoting dampness, strengthening the waist and knees, suitable for relieving spring fatigue.
2. Golden needle tofu lean meat soup
Ingredients: 150g fresh Flammulina velutipes, 3 pieces of tofu, 50g scallops, 250g lean pork and 100g coriander.
Method: wash and chop lean pork, wash and cut tofu into small pieces, soak scallops in warm water and disassemble them into silk, wash Flammulina velutipes and coriander respectively; Then fry pork with a little peanut oil and then dry Bess. Add 2000 ml of water and a little baijiu. After boiling, add mushrooms, tofu and coriander, and then boil for 5 minutes. After seasoning, you can eat.
Efficacy: nourishing liver and kidney, supplementing qi and blood, nourishing yin and moistening dryness, appetizing and digestion. It is suitable for ordinary people.
3. Raw fish and Western vegetable soup
Materials: 500g watercress, 1 raw fish (about 500g), 2 cured duck gizzards, 250g lean pork, 3 figs, 3 red dates and 3 ginger.
Practice: kill raw fish, remove internal organs, wash and drain, and slowly fry with a little raw oil over low heat until half cooked; Wash and cut lean pork; Wash and slice the cured duck gizzard; The red jujube was cut and enucleated; Wash watercress. Baijiu, dried duck, pork, duck, gizzard and red dates together with fig and ginger were added to the casserole. Add 3000 ml of water and a little white wine. First boil the fire and add the seasonings, then cook for 1.5 hours.
Efficacy: Invigorating Spleen and Qi, clearing heat and generating fluid, nourishing yin and moistening dryness. It is suitable for ordinary people.
4. Yinmu orange peel soup
Ingredients: 30g Herba Artemisiae, 60g kapok, 10g pericarp, 500g lean pork.
Practice: first wash the pork lean meat and cut the thick pieces, then add the other ingredients into the casserole and add 2500 ml of water and a little baijiu. After boiling with fire, cook it for 1.5 hours.
Efficacy: it has the functions of strengthening the spleen and regulating qi, soothing the liver and stomach, clearing heat and removing dampness, helping to solve spring sleepiness. It is suitable for ordinary people, especially those with damp heat of liver and spleen.
5. Shanqi Shizhu spare ribs Decoction
Ingredients: 30 grams of yam, Euryale ferox, fried coix seed and fried lentil, 12 grams of Astragalus, 10 grams of Atractylodes macrocephala, 5 grams of tangerine peel and 500 grams of pork ribs.
Practice: first pork chop and cut the small section, then add the other ingredients into the casserole and add 2500 ml of water and a little baijiu. After boiling with fire, cook it for 2 hours.
Efficacy: it has the functions of Tonifying the spleen and lungs, supplementing qi and nourishing blood, drying dampness and benefiting water, and helps solve spring depression. It is suitable for ordinary people, especially for those with spleen deficiency, heavy dampness and low spirits.
6. Pueraria raw fish soup
Materials: 1000 grams of fresh Pueraria lobata (the root of Pueraria lobata, preferably wild pueraria lobata) and 1.750 grams of raw fish.
Practice: first clean the fresh Pueraria (or Pueraria lobata). (do not peel, because the content of Puerarin is high). After slaughtering the fish and removing the scales, the fish is put into the casserole and added 2000 ml of water and a little baijiu. After the fire is boiled, simmer for 1.5 hours. After the seasoning, you can eat soup and fish.
Efficacy: clearing heat, benefiting the stomach, generating fluid, strengthening the spleen, promoting water, removing dampness, relieving muscle, dredging meridians and activating collaterals.
7. Radish crucian carp soup
Ingredients: 1 white crucian carp (about 500g), 500g white radish, a little ginger and onion.
Practice: first, kill the white crucian carp washed by small slaughter and fry it to medium well, sprinkle a little Baijiu, then add radish (or slice) and moderate amount of water for 10 minutes, then add ginger, onion and seasoning to eat.
Efficacy: it can strengthen the spleen and stomach, eliminate food and distension, and is suitable for ordinary people.
It is not advisable to use sleep to relieve spring sleepiness
Chen Yanqing, deputy chief physician of the Department of prevention and health care of the Affiliated Hospital of Shanxi University of traditional Chinese medicine, said that too much sleep may cause nutritional disorders, poor blood circulation, uncomfortable muscles and veins and so on. It is the so-called 'lying down for a long time hurts Qi', you will get sick even if you are not ill. " Generally speaking, the sleep time of adults is 6-8 hours, and 8 hours a day is enough to restore physical strength. For the elderly, don't sleep more than 8 hours. " Chen Yanqing suggested that those with conditions can take a nap for half an hour after lunch and wipe their faces with clean water to wake up and replenish energy. An unconditional lunch break, even if you lean on a chair and close your eyes for 10 minutes, can relieve your physical and mental fatigue.
Chen Yanqing said that in addition to ensuring good and moderate sleep, going to bed early and getting up early, reasonable exercise and scientific diet can also help eliminate spring sleepiness. It is best to take the following four measures to solve spring sleepiness.
1. Do scalp exercises. Head massage every morning and evening can eliminate brain drowsiness. The methods are as follows: massage the fingers of both hands from front to back and from the middle to both sides for 10 times; Then scratch back and forth for 3 times in a short distance; Finally, gently massage for 5 times.
2. Travel overlooking. To relieve spring sleepiness, it is best to increase sensory stimulation. Spring is a suitable season for going out. In your spare time, you might as well go outdoors and enjoy the natural scenery. More distant viewing can bring good visual stimulation and help eliminate spring sleepiness.
3. Diet should be light. In spring, you should eat more fresh and digestible vegetables, such as carrots, water chestnuts, Chinese cabbage, water chestnuts, etc. When cooking, add some ingredients such as onion, ginger and garlic, which also has the effect of removing dampness and promoting blood circulation.
4. It is advisable to use the brain scientifically. When the head and brain are confused, you might as well put down the work at hand and let the left brain relax properly. At this time, you can listen to music and exercise to enable the right brain.