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Healthy food for smoggy weather

Source:chinadaily.com.cn

Updated: 2014-02-17

On Monday morning several cities and provinces woke up to smoggy conditions due to bad weather and the recent holiday fireworks, including Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shandong and Shanxi. The burden on the respiratory tract and lungs is much heavier in this kind of weather, so below are a few food recommendations that can help you maintain your health under such conditions.

Healthy food for smoggy weather
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1 Tremella fuciformis

This is a fungus species. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is good for the lungs and will relieve coughing. Tremella fuciformis can be cooked with lotus seeds.

Recipe:

Tremella fuciformis soup:

Dried tremella fuciformis 15 grams

Lotus seed 15 grams

Rock sugar

Method:

1 Put the tremella fuciformis in water for two hours.

2 Tear it up into small pieces. Throw the yellow part away.

3 Wash lotus seeds.

4 Put tremella fuciformis, lotus seeds, rock sugar and water into a pot.

5 Boil the mixture, and then keep boiling on low heat for one hour.

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