Traditional Chinese medicine highly values the preventive properties of certain soups during the fall. As the old saying goes: “A bowl of soup in fall, and you will not need to see a doctor.”
When the weather cools down during autumn and the days get shorter and the nights colder, many people catch colds or feel ill in some way. Once a cold gets into a person’s body, it is very likely to impact the five internal organs. That’s where a soup comes into play. Temperature and humidity change during each season and you should follow the advice of traditional Chinese medicine and adjust your diet to complement the season.
Here are five soups to strengthen your body during the cold days of fall.
1. Tremella soup
This soup nourishes your body’s energy supply and blood. The most common symptom as the weather gets colder is a lack of energy. To offset this, here are three benefits of tremella soup.
Nourishes energy and blood — A soup with goji berries and red dates is just the thing to pick you up. A soup with these ingredients is rich in nutrients and nourishing energy that can easily be absorbed by the body.
Improves vision — During the fall months, people are most likely to suffer from “dry eye fatigue,” especially those who often stare at their mobile phones or computers. Eating tremella soup not only enhances the retinal resistance, but it also relieves the eyes of fatigue and thus can help improve vision.
Offsets the ‘sleepy Autumn’ syndrome — Sleepy Autumn basically describes the state that many people feel during the fall months, feeling tired or drowsy. Because tremella soup is so rich in vitamins, iron, and potassium, it can enhance the body’s inner system to help make it more resistant to viruses.
2. Carrot soup
It is recommended to include corn and red dates to this dish. It is not uncommon to have an increased occurrence of colds in the fall. Drinking carrot soup doesn’t just improve your body’s resilience, it also helps reduce the occurrence of colds. Children will especially benefit from this soup.
3. Winter melon soup
The best match for this soup is dried shrimp and ribs. Winter melon soup is often praised for its slimming effect. The Chinese traditionally regard Autumn as the best season for weight loss and self-improvement. Many people who spend a lot of money on diet pills don’t know that winter melon is a weight loss product too. It can convert fat into heat and excrete it, and without the need for any specific diet routine.
4. Lotus seed soup
Rock sugar and goji berries go great with this soup. This soup nourishes the lungs and can still a cough. The best time to enjoy this soup is in the morning. Aside from its health benefits for a cough, it is also said to have an anti-aging effect. Drinking lotus seed soup is believed to delay the appearance of aging and reduce wrinkles.
Seaweed soup goes best with ribs and sliced pork. It is regarded as an effective remedy against arteriosclerosis. The root cause of arteriosclerosis is the absorption of cholesterol by the blood vessels and seaweed can reduce its absorption by the body.