As the saying goes: 'in winter, we should not only wear more clothes and strengthen physical exercise, but also eat more cold food in our daily diet, such as kelp, laver, spinach, cabbage, corn, lotus root, carrot, yam, lily, mutton, beef, etc., which can improve the body's cold resistance. Let's take a look at the health principles and diet in winter.
Three principles of health preservation in winter solstice:
Winter diet should follow the principles of 'Nourishing Yin in autumn and winter', 'nourishing kidney and preventing cold' and 'worrying about Pingyang'.
1. Nourishing the kidney first
The kidney is in cold air. The kidney is the motive force of human life and the 'innate Foundation' of human body. In winter, the body's Yang is restrained, and the body's physiological activities are also converged. At this time, the kidney should be prepared to maintain the heat expenditure in winter
Enough energy, but also for the next year to store a certain amount of energy, so at this time nourishing the kidney is essential. Diet should always pay attention to the regulation of the kidney, pay attention to the supplement of calories, eat more animal food and beans, supplement vitamins and inorganic salts. Dog meat, mutton, goose, duck meat, soybean, walnut, chestnut, agaric, sesame, sweet potato and radish are all suitable food in winter.
2. Avoid hard food
Sticky and cold food is mostly Yin. Eating this kind of food in winter is easy to damage the spleen and stomach. While food overheating is easy to damage the esophagus, after entering the gastrointestinal tract, it is easy to cause heat accumulation in the body and cause disease; food is too cold, easy to stimulate the blood vessels of the spleen and stomach, so that the blood flow is not smooth, and the reduction of blood volume will seriously affect the blood circulation of other viscera, which is harmful to human health, therefore, the winter diet should be warm and soft.
3. Increase bitterness and decrease saltiness
In winter, the function of the kidney is too strong. If you eat more salty food, the Kidney Qi will be stronger, which will greatly damage the heart, weaken the heart strength and affect human health. Therefore, in winter, we should eat less salty food to prevent excessive kidney water; eat more bitter food to nourish the heart and enhance kidney function. Common foods such as areca, orange, pig liver, sheep liver, turnip, lettuce, vinegar, tea, etc.