24 Solar Terms: 7 things you may not know about Grain in Ear
Jiangnan Delicacies, by Zhang Dazhuang and Xiong Songquan. [Photo/artron.net]
Have light food
Do not eat greasy or strongly flavored food during Grain in Ear, that's the healthcare advice given more than a thousand years ago by Chinese pharmaceutical expert Sun Simiao of the Tang Dynasty (AD618-907).
Generally, vegetables and coarse grains that work in lowering blood pressure and blood fat should be the first choice. During this season, people are encouraged to consume less lamb, pork, hot peppers, onions and ginger if they are frequently feeling thirsty and tired.