We have shifted to welcome notoriously hot summer and long rain in Japan. After cheerful spring said good bye to us, I always wonder how I can lift my spirit up to welcome hot and humid Japanese summer.
Sweating a lot. Losing appetite. Being sleepy. Suffering from headache. Swelling... You name it. There are so many symptoms summer and log rain could bring us. The key from yakuzen concept to solve such symptoms are to eat ingredients that can help water metabolism and digestion absorption.
When the body heat remains inside, we suffer from insomnia and palpitation. Symptoms caused by humidity causes loss of appetite. Summer yakzuen proposes to eat vegetables with diuretic effect and bitter ingredients.
When eating sweet ingredients tends to prevent water metabolism; thus, yakuzen suggests to eat salty food at the same time. Watermelon, summer tangerine, and melon can be very handy in summer, which you can buy at most supermarkets. these handy summer fruits can give you moisture in your body and help cooling down.
Key words for summer ingredients in yakuzen concept:
- Removing excessive body heat, swelling: tomato, eggplant, cucumber, watermelon, etc.
- Symptoms caused by humidity and heat: milk, brown rice, eel, etc.
- Bitter taste: bitter gourd, chyrtsanthemum, turmeric, etc.
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