For the past few days, there has been anxiety and panic when the PSI level shot up above 400 level.  In the social media community, we see people posting photos of the hazy area and many complaints about not able to get N95 face mask.

We have sent out a LOHAS DIGEST – Unfazed by the Haze-Strengthening Lung Meridian and immune system against haze and germs. We mentioned about important meridian and acupressure point to take care during the hazy days.

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Below are two simple dessert recipes you can prepare easily.  Both nourish your lung and sooth your throat too.  Since we are going to spent most of our time indoor, why not take this opportunity to prepare something together with our loved ones, make it a good family bonding time.

It is also good time to enlighten our young children to have healthy nutritious dessert instead of taking the heavily commercialized sugary rich dessert.

MUNG BEAN- BARLEY DESSERT

mung bean and barley  Ingredient:

1) Barley & Mung Bean (aka green bean for local) 150g each.

2) Rock sugar or honey.

 

Method:

Mung (Green) Bean and Barley Dessert

1) Wash both Barley and Mung Bean and soak it for 15~20min. 

2) Cook the mung bean in a pot of water until it’s boiling. Add more water if necessary.

3) Once boiling, slowly cook the mung bean with medium heat until it is soften.

4) Add in the barley and continue to cook for another 30min until it is soften.

5) Add small amount of rock sugar according to individual liking. Alternatively, can let the dessert to cool down and add honey into it.

Health Benefit:

1) Mung Bean contains dietary fiber, vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, vitamin B.

In TCM, it is cooling and suitable for hot weather & heaty body.

It helps detoxification of body (especially the hazy days) and relieve symptom of food and drug poisoning.

It strengthens bone and teeth. Mung bean can also be use externally for sensitive skin.

People with weak stomach or easily diarrhea should reduce intake.  

2) Barley contains dietary fiber, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin A and B.

In TCM, it is cooling, improves digestion and helps urination.  Thus, It is suitable for phlegm body type and relieves water retention.

It improves conditions such as high blood pressure & arthritis.  It also helps with skin complexion and removes freckles.

People easily diarrhea or urinate frequently should reduce intake. Women should avoid it during menstruation or first few months of pregnancy. 

 

GINKGO HONEY DESSERT

Ingredient: Ginkgo Nut 20g, Rock Sugar or Honey  

Method:

  1. Dry fried gingko nut, remove shell.
  2. Boil the gingko nut until it is soften.
  3. Optional – Add small pieces of white fungus and cook for another 15min.
  4. Add rock sugar according to individual taste preference and it is ready fGingko Honey Dessertor consumption.   Alternatively, add honey when the dessert is cooler.

Health Benefits:

  1. Nourish Lung and Kidney.
  2. Nourish the “YIN” and remove heatiness.
  3. Ginkgo nut nourishes Lung, bitter in taste, helps stop cough.  Rich in protein, calcium and iron.   Eat ginkgo nuts with moderation, not more than 10 pieces a day.

 

 

If you would like to have something commonly loved by everybody but requires more ingredient, try Cheng T’ng.  Contact us if you would like the recipe.

Remember to add plenty of white fungus that to nourish your lung and skin too.

Have a healthy week ahead! 🙂

Check out upcoming class “Eat According To Your Body Type” where you understand your body and eat the daily that complement it.  Click here.

 

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