In hot summer, health enthusiasts often say, “In summer, moisture is more serious than in other seasons, so people in summer are prone to spleen deficiency. You may not understand the saying for its too Chinese. Actually, the direct symptom is eating less, flavorless eating, abdominal distention after eating, sluggish fatigue and feeble limbs. We had always thought it was caused by “hot”. In fact, it’s not so simple.
In summer, especially in the dog days, we eat some beans and vegetables, strengthening the spleen and regulating the moisture. Of course, in addition to previously being mythicized green beans, there are still lots of “beans” rich in vegetable protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and mineral salts than other vegetables, especially rich in vitamin B. Now let me share those “beans” with you to help you fight the hot summer war.
Edamame beans are a preparation of immature soybeans in the pod, rich in lecithin ingredients it contains. The beans are sweet, neutral in nature, affecting spleen and large intestines; having the effect of invigorating the spleen, moistening dryness, clearing heat and toxin away, and replenishing the Qi; indicating infantile malnutrition, diarrhea and abdominal pain, carbuncle swelling and poisoning, trauma and bleeding.
String beans contain uremic enzymes, hemagglutinin, canavanine, etc. According to recent findings, it has the effect of treating hepatic coma and cancer. Generally it’s can be eaten by everyone, especially suitable for patients with kidney asthenia, lumbago, hiccups, rheumatism, and pediatric hernia.
Cowpeas are neutral in nature, sweet and salty, affecting spleen and stomach; having the effect of tonifying Qi, strengthening stomach, replenishing kidney, nourishing the facial skin and body, stop wasting and thirsting disorder; indicating vomiting, diarrhea, frequent urination. They are especially suitable for patients with diabetes, kidney deficiency, frequent urination, spermatorrhea, and some gynecological functional disorders to eat.
Snow peas are sweet, neutral in nature, affecting spleen and stomach; having the effect of tonifying Qi, preventing diarrhea, facilitating urine, eliminating carbuncles and detoxification; indicating beriberi, carbuncles, postpartum no milk, stomach discomfort, vomiting, hiccups and thirst etc. There are plenty of vitamin C and enzymes which break down the nitrosamines in the body, preventing cancer. Some substances contained in the peas can resist bacteria and eliminate inflammation, and strengthen metabolism.
Hyacinth beans are abundant in nutrients, including protein, fat, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, iron, various vitamins and dietary fibers, especially vitamin B. In addition, hyacinth beans also contain hemagglutinin, having a significant effect on tumor regression.
Mung beans have the effect of clearing heat and toxin away, quenching the thirst, releasing the fret, refreshing the eye vision, lowering the stress, relieving sore throat, moistening the skin, reducing the fats and protecting liver. It’s commonly used to protect against summer heat and thirst, sore swelling and inflammation, gastroenteritis, pharyngitis, nephritis edema. As the weather is getting hot, we’d better adjust daily diet according to the weather, let’s start.