In recent days, the weather in most regions is no longer hot, and people can relax and enjoy the cool autumn. However, there is a big gap in temperature in the morning and evening, and the air is also drier. All these factors can result in dry nose and mouth, a sore throat, dry cough and less phlegm, constipation, dry hair loss, hoarseness and other symptoms.
People are more susceptible to illness during the seasonal change from summer through autumn. So, here are some tips to keep you healthy and give you a comfortable transition to winter.
Do eat moist food. According to traditional Chinese medicine, autumn corresponds to the lungs of the human body. Dryness is the most vulnerable in the lungs. The most convenient and easy way to nourish lungs in autumn is to drink more water. In addition, you can adopt the diet therapy of traditional Chinese medicine, eating some food with moisture, like pear, yam, sugar cane and duck meat.
Do have easily digested food. People's spleen and stomach functions are weakened because of the raw and cold food they had during the long, hot summer. So in autumn, you should give your spleen and stomach a rest. For example, you can choose some nutritious food that is easy to digest to eat, such as fish, red bean, lotus root and kelp.
Do take vitamin supplements. Vitamins play an important role in the body's immune system. The number and vitality of immune cells are related to vitamins when the body resists foreign invasion. It is recommended that you eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits rich in vitamin C, such as kiwi and oranges.
Sleep is an important means for people to restore their physical strength, ensure their health and enhance their immunity. In autumn, it is suggested that you go to bed at 9 pm, or try to fall asleep before 11 o'clock. According to traditional Chinese medicine, autumn represents yin. Yang qi is the weakest and yin qi is the most abundant at Zishi (11 pm - 1 am). So if you sleep at that time, you can nourish yin, and get sleep of good quality.