The 4th of July is just a day away which means that Summer has officially begun...
The 4th kicks off not just the Summer but warming temperatures (break out the popsicles and crank up the A/C).
I love this time of year for a few reasons: 1) Long days and warm nights 2) Folks maneuver on chill mode 3) I enjoy warm and hot weather
According to Chinese medicine principles, Summer is the time for action and activity. It's important not to over due it (which I sometimes do) and find balance where you can.
One great way to achieve balance is in food.
This is the perfect time for cooling foods which bring down the heat, reduce toxins and generates body fluids.
Keep in mind you can always incorporate cooling foods if you're dealing with pain and inflammation in your body. They will help balance the heat.
If you choose vegetables for the most part that are green, it's a safe bet that they are cooling (bring on the salads).
Here's a list of cooling foods I like to use to keep me on track:
- Bok choy
- Chinese cabbage
- Mung means
- Snow peas
- Summer squash
- White mushroom
I hope this has been helpful for you. Stay cool ;)