Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy/Sunny    33 / 21 ℃  City Forecast


Regimen: spleen-friendly diets during White Dew

(People's Daily Online)

10:41, August 28, 2012

(Zhang Huaxia's handwriting)

Edited and translated by Gao Yinan, People's Daily Online

Bai Lu (literally: White Dew) is the 15th of the 24 solar terms in China. It will be on 7th September this year when the sun reaches the celestial longitude of 165 degrees.

According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), diets should be adapted to weather. The sky is blue and the air is crisp in autumn. Therefore, foods and dished that prevent dryness, nourish Qi, purify lung and strengthen spleen is recommended. Besides, drinking more water and having fresh vegetables and fruits is agreed to be good for health. Instead of watermelon which is cold in nature, oranges and bananas are salubrious for children and the infirm in particular. Human’s digestion becomes less efficient yet relatively vulnerable in autumn. At this point, an improper diet may cause a diarrhea.

【1】 【2】 【3】

News we recommend




Top four vegetables that help lose weight in autumn

Seven foods that enrich your blood

Sweet drinks may cause seven diseases

Three "poisons" that destroy men's health

Five 'super' foods you cannot miss in summer

Tips for 'Stopping the Heat'


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Thousands evacuated due to storm

  2. Indian beauties wearing gold jewelry

  3. Real Economy Faces Real Challenges

  4. Int'l Horse Culture Festival opens

  5. Street snaps of Zhou Xun

  6. Female stars in see-through dress

Most Popular

What's happening in China

Man pricked by syringe with HIV

  1. Charity denies fundraisers take cut of donations
  2. Taxis to offer blood donation information
  3. 95-year-old woman finally joins Party
  4. Peking U student denies electoral bribery
  5. Mother's anger ends in fatal petrol bomb attack

China Features

  1. China no longer simply 'world's factory'
  2. Sharp depreciation of yuan unlikely
  3. Special Coverage: Chinese Valentine's Day
  4. Rare tornadic waterspouts appear in Guangxi
  5. Tips for 'Stopping the Heat' [Special]

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai