TCM tips: How to overcome overeating during Chinese New Year

Updated: Jan 15, 2019





The implication when eating too much:

During the Chinese New Year season, many of us have eaten one too many delicious chocolates, crispy potatoes, cookies, and others. So, do you know what happens to your body when you eat too much?


1) Nausea 恶心

Nausea is a term that describes the feeling that you might vomit. People with nausea have a queasy feeling that ranges from slightly uncomfortable to agonizing, often accompanied by clammy skin and grumbling or lurching stomach.


2) Indigestion 消化不良

- Eating too much, eating too fast, eating high-fat foods, or eating during stressful situations

- Drinking too much alcohol


3) Bloating 腹胀

-Too much salt, carbs.

-Overeat

-Soda

-Eat too fast


Tips: Eating too much


- Eat Some Ginger 生姜

Ginger has been linked to many health benefits. These include reductions in nausea, muscle pain, inflammation and blood sugar levels.



生姜 Ginger

-Hawthorn 山楂

Drink some Hawthorn drink when consuming too much meat.

Digestive Health

Hawthorn Berries stimulate bile and gastric secretions, aiding in the digestion of stagnant food in the GI tract, especially that which is rich in fats or protein.They also contain various organic compounds that interact with gut flora to improve the digestion of nutrients.



山楂 Hawthorn Berry

-Barley Sprout 麦芽, Tangerine Peel 陈皮

Common Chinese herbs used to relieve digestive problems


麦芽 Barley Sprout

陈皮 Tangerine Peel

-Eat On Smaller Plates

Reducing the size of your dinnerware can help you unconsciously reduce your meal portions. This is likely to help you consume less food without feeling deprived.


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