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Eat the right food for each meal on Xiaohan

(People's Daily Online)

09:15, January 05, 2013

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

Xiaohan is the 23rd solar term, literally means "Slight Cold". It falls on Jan. 5 this year and indicates the weather starts to enter the coldest days. Experts stress that people should take a kidney nourishing and cold preventing diet to nourish blood, Qi, Yin and Yang. Following are tips recommended for each meal during this time period.

Breakfast: pumpkin congee, cornmeal congee, and millet congee

TCM believes that taking congee for breakfast helps nourish body and resist coldness in winter.

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