Eat to nourish your stomach

Soup, porridge, soup and juice, as an important part of traditional Chinese medicine diet, have been paid attention to by health preserving scientists since ancient times. They are easy to make, nutritious, easy to digest and absorb, especially suitable for children, the elderly and the weak. If you pay attention to “punctuality and punctuality”, and choose the most suitable soup at the best time, you can also add icing on the cake and turn your daily diet into “health medicine diet”.

Get up early and drink water. There is an old saying in Chinese medicine, “salt water in the morning and honey soup in the evening”. After getting up in the morning, drinking a cup of boiled water or light saline water can supplement the water lost by the body at night and help “wake up” the body. In addition, people generally do more mental work in the morning. They can drink a glass of milk at breakfast to enhance intestinal motility and meet the nutritional needs of calcium and protein of the human body. For the elderly with poor digestion, light porridge is also a good choice.

I have soup at noon. Drinking some soup before lunch can not only play a health care role, but also make the food in the stomach fully close to the stomach wall, nourish the stomach, enhance the sense of satiety, and avoid eating too much, which is very beneficial to obese people or people who want to lose weight. Radish soup, winter melon soup, tomato soup, kelp soup, laver soup and so on are all good choices.

I have porridge for supper. In the compendium of Materia Medica, Li Shizhen, a medical expert in the Ming Dynasty, praised the porridge as “extremely soft and greasy, and it is the best recipe for eating when compared with the stomach and intestines”. According to traditional Chinese medicine, porridge can replenish Yin fluid, produce stomach fluid, strengthen spleen and stomach, replenish deficiency and damage, and is most suitable for nourishing people. Eating porridge in the evening can not only replenish the vitality lost in the day, but also facilitate digestion and absorption. When cooking porridge, you can add yam, lily, sesame, red beans, walnuts and other ingredients according to your physical characteristics to increase the health effect.

Drink honey before going to bed. Honey is sweet in taste and flat in nature. It has been a good product for nourishing, strengthening, detoxifying and beautifying since ancient times. Glucose and fructose in it are easy to be absorbed by the human body, and have significant effects on moistening the lungs, relieving cough, moistening the intestines, relieving constipation, detoxifying and beautifying the face. Before going to bed, mix 10-20ml honey with warm boiled water to give a “sweet end” to a busy day, which is also helpful to moisten the stomach and intestines and improve the quality of sleep.

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