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These Vegetables Are Beneficial to Your Health During Summer

Many vegetables are beneficial to your health during summer. (Image: Hans Splinter via flickr/CC BY-ND 2.0)
Many vegetables are beneficial to your health during summer. (Image: Hans Splinter via flickr/CC BY-ND 2.0)

Problems such as sunstroke and diarrhea are quite often experienced during summer, and can be relieved or even prevented by some vegetables that grow in summer. Adding them to your diet can improve your health at a minimum cost!

Pumpkins

pumpkins

Pumpkins benefit the spleen, and can decrease blood sugar levels and relieve pain. (Image: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain)

Pumpkins benefit the spleen, and can decrease blood sugar levels and relieve pain. They can improve one’s general health and a weak stomach after prolonged illness.

Luffa

loofah

Luffa benefits the liver and can relieve coughing by eliminating sputum. (Image: jsbaw7160 via
Pixabay
/CC0 1.0 )

The luffa vegetable looks similar to a cucumber; however, when it’s cut open, its flesh is fibrous and spongy. The luffa benefits the liver and can relieve a cough by eliminating sputum.

Bitter squash

bitter squash

Bitter squashes benefit the heart and clear heat in the body (Image: VitaminaMov via Pixabay /CC0 1.0)

Bitter squashes benefit the heart and clear heat in the body, relieve heatstroke, the pain caused by burns, heat rash, etc.

White gourd

white gourd

White gourds benefit the lungs, and reduce body heat and thirst. (Image: PublicDomainPictures via
Pixabay
/
CC0 1.0
)

White gourds benefit the lungs and promote the secretion of saliva or body fluid, therefore, reducing body heat and thirst. As a diuretic, white gourds can also improve edema.

Translation research by Mona Song.

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