Keeping It Cool This Summer

 Cool as a cucumber salad with tomatoes & peaches garnished with chives 

Cool as a cucumber salad with tomatoes & peaches garnished with chives 

Traditional Chinese medicine classifies food according to its energetic qualities of temperature, taste, and ability to moisten. Food with cool or cold properties can help clear heat in the summer and generate body fluids. To help clear the heat of summer try these “cooling” foods, all of which are in season:

-       Cucumber

-       Strawberries

-       Watermelon

-       Celery

-       Alfalfa Sprouts

-       Mung beans

-       Cantaloupe

After you've tried a few on their own, then mix and match, season with lightly pungent flavors, such as basil, cilantro, or dill.

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