The cold damp winter season has arrived in Chicago and across most of the country. Chinese Medicine believes that cold invades our body, exposing us to chills, colds, and headaches. To drive out the cold and phlegm and keep you at your best this season. Try acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and include the following foods in your diet.
Eat warm hearty soups, especially those made from vegetables. Rich stocks made from animal bones are also nourishing in this season. Eat whole grains, roasted nuts, squashes, root vegetables, winter greens, apples, pears, and citrus fruits. Also include foods that are harvested in the fall and dried for the winter, such as beans and grains. Eat fewer eggs in the winter and minimize raw and cold temperature foods. Bodies crave warmth so nourish yourself with slow cooked, warm foods.