Eat healthily & boost immune system in Autumn 秋季進補好時節，養出抵抗力
Autumn is here! This is the time for harvest and celebration. As the weather cools down, people starting to get their sweaters, scarves and boots out of closets. However, the change of the weather between different seasons may trigger allergies. Besides, it is also the time when flu is widespread and unfortunately, it would be even worse this year as COVID-19 hits.
Therefore, it is very important to enhance the immune system by consuming sufficient nutritions from different kinds of food and get enough exercise. young children and elderly are often considered as 'high risk' group who have relatively week immune system. According to Chinese medicine, people should pay more attention on their diet and maintain their health condition in autumn, when people get sick more easily. In traditional Chinese culture, Autumn is the important season for us to take good rest, replenish energy, and enjoy the fruits from our hard work of the year. Here are some autumn dishes and food that can keep us healthy:
Pumpkin has rich nutritions like vitamin A, vitamin C and antioxidant that can boost our immune system and repair our body. Pumpkin also contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which are good for our eye-sight.
Lotus root is a good source of vitamin B, vitamin C and dietary fiber. The elements of cooper and iron are beneficial for blood circulation. Chinese medicine suggests that consuming lotus root also help to calm our body and reduce stress.
Korean Pear (Asian Pear)
Korean pear serves abundant vitamin C, Potassium, iron, folate and dietary fiber. Moreover, Chinese medicine believes that it is helpful to assuage symptoms like coughing, sore throat, mucus, nasal congestions.
Get ready to 'taste' the autumn and stay healthy during this period. Having a diverse diet through obtaining the nutritions from different kinds of food is always a key to foster our immune system. Feel free to share your autumn recipe with us! Enjoy this beautiful seasons and the delicious dishes! Bon Appetit~