refers to the small summer heat in Xin, when the weather is already hot and has not reached the peak of siltation, so it is named Heat means heat. What about small heat? It means small heat, not big heat or too hot. On July 7 or 8 of the Gregorian calendar, the sun reaches 105 ° of the Yellow longitude. When

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enter the solar term of Xiaoshu, most parts of the country are obviously hot. The Meiyu in the Yangtze Huaihe River Basin is coming to an end, and the midsummer is beginning to turn into the summer drought period; the North China and Northeast China are entering the rainy season. Due to the rain and sunshine, all kinds of crops have entered the stage of vigorous growth.

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as the saying goes: “small heat, big heat, steaming up and cooking down.”. It means that after entering the small summer heat, the characteristics of the temperature are just like steaming in a steamer or boiling in a water pan. It is not only hot but also wet. This kind of climate causes the human body to sweat more and consumes a lot of physical strength. Therefore, we should pay attention to adequate rest, sunscreen and sunstroke prevention in this solar term. Sunscreen, try to avoid going out in the afternoon. When going out, you should take an umbrella or wear a sunshade hat to avoid direct exposure to the sun. Diet should be appropriate, light, not too greedy for raw and cold food, sugar drinks to drink less or not. You can eat some cool food, porridge is a good choice. Lotus leaf, Poria cocos, lentils, job’s tears and other food materials can be boiled into soup or porridge to relieve summer heat, or sweet or salty, very suitable for eating in the summer. In addition, every day to eat fruit, dundundun fresh vegetables are also good for heatstroke prevention.

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also have the saying that “little summer eel competes with ginseng” among the people, and the eels are the most delicious one month before and after the small summer heat. Monopterus albus is produced all over China. It often lives in the bottom layer of paddy fields, rivers, ponds and lakes. Its production period is from June to October, and the most fertilizer is from June to August. Monopterus albus is rich in protein and rich in protein. It also contains minerals such as phosphorus, potassium and copper, which play an important role in maintaining potassium sodium balance and acid-base balance in body fluids. There is a certain amount of cholesterol in Monopterus albus. Small heat should not eat too greasy spicy, so the best way to stew eel.

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have the habit of eating lotus root with honey juice in summer. Simmer the fresh lotus root with low heat, slice and add appropriate amount of honey as cold dish. You can also cut lotus root into thin slices, blanch it with boiling water, add vinegar and other cold mix. You can also stew lotus root and ribs together. Lotus root is rich in carbohydrates, vitamins, potassium, phosphorus and other minerals. It tastes sweet and crisp when eaten raw, and soft and sweet when cooked. It can be called a summer food suitable for all ages.

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