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Regimen: restrictions in cooking

(People's Daily Online)

12:34, August 30, 2012

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

It is reported that human often have dull appetite during hot summer but consume much more energy and calories in hot summer than in autumn. Therefore, traditional Chinese medicine regards autumn as a right time for human to take in nourishments and conserve energy.

There is a discipline of balanced diet for you. Due to the rapid pace of life, people pay less and less attention on healthy diet. Do NOT let fast food and takeaways become regular meals.

Foods listed below are in pairs. They would better not be cooked or taken at the same time.

1, bean curd and spinach
Bean curd and spinach should not be cooked together. Bean curd is also called Tofu, made by coagulating soy milk has a low calorie count, relatively large amounts of protein, and little fat. It is high in iron and, depending on the coagulant used in manufacturing, may also be high in calcium and/or magnesium. Oxalic acid in spinach reacting with calcium may cause indigestible problems.


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Read the Chinese version: 养生:秋季饮食禁忌

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