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Eat black colored foods during Xiaoxue (Light Snow)

(People's Daily Online)

08:18, November 22, 2012


Edited and translated by Du Mingming, People's Daily Online

November 22 is the second solar term in winter, which is called Xiaoxue in Chinese, literally means "Light Snow". It signifies that some areas start to snow.

During this period, the air is dry and temperature is low, there is strong internal cold accumulated in human body. Therefore, we need to have more foods to "warm" us up. Nourishing foods like mutton and beef are good choices. Experts indicate that foods in black color are better choices in this season.

There is a diversity of black colored foods, including black fungus, black sesame seeds, loach, and eel, which can quickly help you to restore energy and heat in the body.

Foods like black rice, black beans, black sesame seeds, black dates, and black fungus help nourish kidneys, lungs, and fight cold.

Besides vegetables, there are also black fish available.

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