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Food therapies on obesity

Obesity is excessive accumulation of body fat, on the scale of 20% higher than normal weight. With no obvious symptoms, fatigue, palpitations, shortness of breath, endurance and other symptoms will occur, and is prone to have diabetes, atherosclerosis, hypertension, coronary heart disease, shortness of breath and easy been infected.

Food therapeutic principles

  • 1 Control total calorie intake;

  • 2 Control protein intake;

  • 3 Control fat intake;

  • 4 Control carbohydrate intake;

  • 5 Ensure adequate supply of inorganic salts and vitamins in diets;

  • 6 Pay attention to cooking methods, one should give priority to steaming, boiling, stewing, mix, halogen methods, avoid frying method.

  • 7 Low salt diet, mild diets.

  • 8 Maintain reasonable eating habits, three meals should have quantitative and timing control, as well as the intake speed. Wat less at dinner, do not eat midnight snack.

General foods:

  • 1 Wax gourd:boil and make soup.

  • 2 Bamboo shoots:People who have gastric ulcer, gastric bleeding, urinary stones, liver cirrhosis, nephritis or chronic enteritis should use in caution.

  • 3 Cucumber, Luo han guo, water chestnut, grapefruit, mo yu, shan yao, watermelon peel, kiwi fruit, fu ling.

A Spleen deficiency and dampness syndrome

Clinical manifestation

Fat body, limb heaviness, fatigue, abdominal distension, anorexia, less food intake, loose stools, pale tongue, greasy tongue coating, slow pulse. These syndromes are mostly seen in clinical practices.

Food therapies principles:

Tonifying spleen and resolving dampness.

Food choices:

Bian dou, can dou, peas, mung bean, huang dou ya, bean sprouts, corn, wax guard, melon skin, cucumber, cucumber skin, watermelon, watermelon skin, cabbage, carp.

Food therapies:

  • 1 Red beans carp soup, red bean 100 grams, 250 grams carp. Clean and boil fish and beans with 500ml water on high heat.

  • 2 Red bean porridge:red beans 30 grams, 50 grams of rice, clean wok, make porridge. Apply 2 times a day.

  • 3 Lotus root fried bean sprouts:fresh lotus leaf 200 grams, 50 grams of dried lotus seeds, lotus root 100 grams, 150 grams of mung bean sprouts, proper salt. Slice lotus root, soak lotus seeds, boil with lotus leaves. Stir-fry lotus root, add lotus seed, bean sprouts, add in the lotus leaf, appropriate lotus seed soup, add proper salt.

  • 4 Fu ling cake:fu ling 200 grams, 100 grams of flour. Smash fu ling into powder, and mix flour and water into a cake, bake well. Apply as main course.

  • 5 Three fresh ingredients drink:fresh shan zha 60 grams, fresh white radish 100 grams, fresh orange peel 15 grams, proper crystal sugar. Boil and take juice 500ml, add crystal sugar. Apply as tea, drink frequently.

  • 6 Fu ling lily porridge:lily、fu ling each 15 grams, 60 grams of rice. Smash fu ling and lily into powder, mix with cleaned rice, add appropriate amount of water to boil porridge.

  • 7 Kun bu hai zao soup:kun bu and hai zao each 30 grams, soybean 150~200 grams, proper salt, MSG. Clean all the above materials and add appropriate amount of water together in the pot. Stew well and add seasoning.

B. Spleen and kidney deficiency symptoms

clinical manifestations:

Fat & swelling, fatigue, lazy words, dizziness, chills, anorexia, cold pain in waist and knees, loose stools,diarrhea, impotence, pale tongue, thin white coating, thin pulse.

Dietary principles

Warm Yang, clear gas and induce diuresis.

Food selections:

Gang dou, dao dou, gou qi zi, lean sheep meat, lean dog meat, walnut kernels.

Therapeutic foods:

Walnut mixed with celery:celery 300 grams, 50 grams of walnut, proper salt, MSG, sesame oil. Clean and chop celery into 3 cm long segments, soak in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain water on the celery, add salt, MSG, sesame oil. Peel walnut kernel after soaking in hot water, put in the celery, mix well and eat.

C.Stomach heat dampness symptoms:

Clinical manifestation

Fat body, polyorexia, kakostomia, dry mouth, constipation, red tongue, yellow greasy tongue coating, slippery and rapid pulse. Middle aged and young aged strong people are easily caught in these symptoms.

Dietary principles

Clear heat, remove dampness.

Food selection

Chinese cabbage, lettuce, bamboo shoots, lotus root, ma chi xian, celery, water chestnut, pear.

Therapeutic foods:

  • 1 Fresh mixed three skins:Watermelon skin 200 grams, cucumber skin 200 grams, 200 grams of wax gourd skin. Scrape watermelon waxy skin, boil the three skins in water, cut into strips after cooling them, add a little salt, MSG.

  • 2 Jiu niang:1000g nuo mi, yi mi 150g, lian zi powder 50g, 100g shan yao powder, qian shi mi 50g, fu ling powder 50g, jiu niang qu right amount. Mix the ingredients into the enamel pot, add right amount water, steam for 1 hours in a steamer. Mix with jiu niang qu when getting cold, put it 25 ℃ environment about 36~48 hours, the material is fermented into wine. Apply 2 times a day.

  • 3 Che qian cao leaves suop:500 grams che qian cao, one Onion Stalk , 50 grams of rice. Cut the che qian cao leaves, make porridge with onion . Apply in morning and afternoon.

  • 4 Pu huang radish sea tangle soup: fresh white radish 250 grams, sea tangle 20 grams, 10 grams of pu huang. Soak sea tangle for 12 hours, wash away the sand, cut into diamond-shaped small blocks. Clean the white radish, peel thin skin, remove roots, cut into strips, and simmer with pu huang rapped by cloth for 30 minutes, remove the cloth bag, mix well and add sesame oil.

D.Qi stasis and blood stagnation

clinical manifestations:

Fat body, fullness on the upper part of the side of the human body, epigastric fullness, irritability, mouth parched and tongue scorched, dizzy, insomnia, irregular menstruation or amenorrhea, dark tongue with ecchymosis, rapid and taut pulse.

Dietary principles

Dispersing liver Qi, promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis.

Food selection

Citron, orange, orange skin, bergamot, buckwheat, bean, sorghum rice, white radish, fennel, jasmine flower, hawthorn, eggplant, etc...

Therapeutic Foods:

  • 1 Tomato hawthorn soup:cooked tomato 200 grams, hawthorn 30 grams, 10 grams of chen pi. Clean hawthorn and chen pi, slice hawthorn and chop chen pi, soak tomatoes into the warm water for a moment, smash tomato; Boil hawthorn and chen pi for 20 minutes, add tomato paste, mix well, switch to small fire boil for 10 minutes, blend the wet starch in the soup.

  • 2 Apple pu huang porridge:2 apples, 10 grams pu huang, 100 grams of su mi. Wash the apple, chop into small cubes, put into the mixer, stir 1 minutes, collect apple sauce. Boil su mi for 30 minutes, add in pu huang, stir evenly, stew until porridge is done, drop in the apple juice, boil well.

  • 3 San qi tea: 3 grams san qi, 3 grams of green tea. Clean and dry san qi, cut into pieces or grind into powder, put into the cup together with green tea, brew with boiling water, seal and stew for 15 minutes.

E. Liver kidney yin deficiency:

clinical manifestations;

Fat body, dizziness, headache, dysphoria with smothery sensation; red tongue, less coating, weak and rapid pulse.

Dietary principles

Nourish the liver and kidney, nourish yin and reducing fat in body.

Food selection

Tremella, black fungus, black bean, mulberry, pork, turtle, duck, duck 's egg, sea cucumber, jellyfish, black sesame seeds, kidney etc...

Therapeutic foods:

  • 1 Black bean hawthorn gou qi drink: black beans 50 grams, hawthorn 30 grams, gou qi 30 grams, 20 grams of brown sugar. Clean hawthorn and gou qi, chop hawthorn, mix the two in the pot and soak for 1 hour; then simmer black beans for 1 hour, add brown sugar when it’s ready.

  • 2 Two ingredients drink:30 grams of gou qi and nv zhen zi, clean and dry, put into bag and seal well, place it in the cup, soak with boiling water, seal for 15 minutes and then start drinking.