In summer, with the temperature rising, the nature is full of Yang and humidity. Accordingly, the moisture in the human body will increase. At this time, people often have a poor appetite and like to eat something cool and refreshing. Although cold food is refreshing, it is easy to damage the Yang Qi of the spleen and stomach and increase the moisture in the body. At the same time, symptoms such as distention of the stomach, loose stools and so on may occur. Although spicy things have the effect of moistening, ventilating and increasing appetite, if some people feel weak, sweaty and depressed when the weather is hot, it may be because of overmuch Yang and excessive perspiration, resulting in two injuries of Qi and Yin. At this time, if you eat spicy food, it will aggravate the damage of Qi and Yin. And because of the hot weather, people like to eat night while cool, invisible will eat more, make gastrointestinal function decline, easy to lead to gastrointestinal dysfunction.
Therefore, in summer, health care focuses on gastrointestinal health. A cup of light salt water every morning is helpful for intestinal peristalsis, a large-scale cleaning of the gastrointestinal tract, and also helps long-term sedentary office workers to reduce the weight on their stomachs. Drinking light salt water can also protect the mouth, prevent bacteria and cold.
Salt is not only an essential condiment, but also has the functions of clearing heat, cooling blood and detoxifying. According to the collection of compendium of Materia Medica, salt energy can reconcile the viscera, eliminate the body and make people strong;. Therefore, drinking a cup of light salt water on an empty stomach after getting up in the morning is conducive to reducing fire and benefiting the kidney, keeping the stool unobstructed and improving the digestion and absorption function of the gastrointestinal tract. When the throat of office workers is inflamed, they can drink a cup of light salt water in the morning, which has the effect of anti-inflammatory and analgesic. The old people often gargle their throat with light salt water to prevent respiratory tract infection. But also note that salt contains a lot of sodium, eat more will make blood pressure rise. Therefore, the concentration of salt water should be low, and the salt content in 100ml water should not exceed 0.9g.
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