24 Solar Terms: 5 things you may not know about the Start of Summer
Watermelons and Cat, by Mi Chunmao. [Photo/artron.net]
Take care of the heart
According to Chinese traditional medicine, Start of Summer is a key time to moisten the heart. When the weather grows hotter dampness and heat can affect human health. Food rich in vitamins and cool in nature is highly recommended. Vegetables, such as cucumber, tomato, watercress and celery and fruits that include watermelon, pear and strawberry are top recommendations.