24 Solar Terms: 7 things you may not know about Grain in Ear
Fruits, by Ding Feizhi. [Photo/artron.net]
Eat fruits and vegetables with cool nature
The weather is hot during the Grain in Ear period, therefore vegetables and fruits of a cool nature are recommended.
The balsam pear is a classic choice. It contains a lot of natural and nourishing water. It's also said to have healing properties which are good for patients suffering from high blood pressure or high blood sugar.
Other recommendations include tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, celery, asparagus, water melon and strawberry. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine theories, they are all cool-natured and can help eliminate heat in the body and promote digestion.