At 12:26 today, the sun reached 255 degrees in the yellow longitude, and the 21st solar term of the 24 solar terms "heavy snow" came, and the mid-winter season officially began. At this time, the temperature decreases and the possibility of snow is greater.
Key points of snow health
Eat more turnips and drink more Congee
In many parts of our country, there is a saying that "eat radish in winter and ginger in summer, and don't bother the doctor to prescribe medicine". Radish has a strong function of promoting qi, and can also relieve cough and phlegm, remove dryness and produce saliva, cool and detoxify. Zheng Banqiao also mentioned radish and tea in a health care couplet: "green vegetables, radish, brown rice, tile pot of Tianshui chrysanthemum tea". The health care, health care and medicinal effects of radish are compatible with tea.
In winter, you should eat more hot Congee. For example, Chinese people have the habit of eating red bean Congee on the winter solstice and "Laba Congee" on the eighth day of the twelfth lunar month. Frequent eating such Congee can increase calories and nutrition. In addition, you can often eat wheat Congee that can nourish the heart and remove annoyances, sesame Congee that can benefit essence and yin, radish Congee that can eliminate phlegm, walnut Congee that can nourish yin and consolidate essence, poria Congee that can strengthen the spleen and stomach, and jujube Congee that can benefit qi and yin.
The right way is needed
During winter tonic, in order to make the stomach adapt to the process, it is better to do tonic first, which means to lay a foundation. Generally speaking, stewed beef and red dates, peanut kernels and brown sugar can be selected first, and some ginger and jujube beef soup can also be cooked to eat to adjust the function of spleen and stomach.
If you often feel weak limbs, mental fatigue, low voice, and sweating when moving, most of these belong to qi deficiency. You can take ginseng, codonopsis pilosula, radix pseudostellariae, schisandrae, astragalus, atractylodes macrocephala, or codonopsis pilosula ointment, ginseng flower ointment and other qi tonic drugs; The foods include soybeans, yams, dates, chestnuts, carrots, beef, rabbit meat, etc.
Most people with sallow complexion, pale lips, dizziness, weak heartbeat, insomnia, tinnitus and palpitation belong to blood deficiency. You can take ass hide glue, longan meat, angelica, prepared ground, white peony, Shiquan Dabu Pill, nourishing cream and other blood nourishing drugs. The food includes sour jujube, longan, litchi, grape, black sesame, beef liver, sheep liver, etc.
Ventilation is also necessary in cold weather
It's cold in winter. Some people like to close doors and windows or sleep with their heads covered. This is a bad habit. In addition to opening doors and windows during the day to allow air convection, small air windows should be opened at night for ventilation.
The weather is cold and the wind is cold, and the scarf stays away
Cold wind can easily bring cold air to the body through the neck, causing sore throat and inflammation. In addition, the neck is the place where the trachea is located. In winter, there is itching in the throat. There is a small amount of sputum clearing in the cough. The effect of taking cough medicine is not obvious, which may be related to cold in the neck and chest. Especially for people with poor cervical spine, it is important to wear high-necked clothes and scarves when going out in winter.
In addition to scarf, try to wear a hat in winter, which can reduce the heat dissipation of the head by about 60%; Tie a long scarf on the chest to protect the chest, and also reduce the impact of cold on the heart, spleen and stomach.
Sleep and wear less clothes
Keep warm in winter. It is necessary to prevent the invasion of cold, but it is not allowed to warm up suddenly, especially those wrapped in thick clothes or baked belly and back. Many elderly people have a misconception when sleeping. They think that it is cold and cold, and they should wear more clothes when sleeping. In fact, this will not only hinder the normal "breathing" of the skin, but also affect the blood circulation, resulting in the reduction of body surface heat. Even if you cover the thick quilt, you will still feel cold.
The custom of heavy snow solar terms
Small snow covers the land and heavy snow covers the river
"Small snow covers the land, heavy snow covers the river", there is a natural landscape of "thousands of miles of ice covered, thousands of miles of snow floating" in the north, and there is also a charming picture of "snowflakes flying, silvery sky" in the south. At the snowy season, the ice in the river is frozen. People can enjoy skating and playing, but pay attention to safety. Don't go to the river with warning to avoid accidents.
Make up in winter and fight tigers in spring
Heavy snow is a good time to "supplement", which is known as "supplement in winter and fight tigers in spring". Winter tonic can improve the immune function of the human body, promote metabolism, and improve the cold phobia. Winter tonic can also regulate the metabolism of substances in the body, so that the energy converted by nutrients can be stored in the body to the maximum extent, which is conducive to the rise of yang in the body. As the saying goes, "three nines supplement one winter, no pain in the coming year". At this time, it is advisable to warm and supplement the yang, strengthen the kidney and bones, and nourish yin and essence.
Winter tonic should provide foods rich in protein, vitamins and easy to digest. Before and after the heavy snow season, a large number of citrus fruits are on the market. Eating some properly can prevent rhinitis, reduce phlegm and relieve cough. The days are short and the nights are long in the northern hemisphere when the snow is heavy, so there is a farmer's proverb "heavy snow, light snow, cooking without rest", which is used to describe that the days are short to the extent that the farmer women almost have to cook three meals in a row. Can often drink ginger and jujube soup to fight cold; Eat oranges, use mint oil to prevent and treat rhinitis, and eliminate phlegm and cough. It is also a good choice to eat hot pot in heavy snow.