Winter is a good season for health care, and many people are concerned about diet and health.
For the elderly, digestion and absorption are weakened and their appetite will become worse after they get older. In the winter, eat a moderate amount of sour food to help the appetite and increase appetite.
At the same time, eating some acid in the cold winter can also lower the fat and protect the heart and protect the blood vessels. At the same time, it also has the effects of moisturizing and moisturizing, delaying the aging of the elderly.
Hawthorn is the most common sour food. Hawthorn is sweet, mildly tart, and enters the spleen, stomach, and liver channels.
It contains the effects of digesting and strengthening the stomach, dispersing Qi and stasis, expanding coronary arteries, relaxing blood vessels, and lowering fat and heart.
Elderly friends can mix 1-2 pieces of tea with fresh and tender hawthorn fruit every day.
You can also make hawthorn sauce. Wash the hawthorn, cut it, remove the seeds, cook with rock sugar, refrigerate in the refrigerator, and use it as an appetizer after meals.
Or eat more sour fruits, some kind of orange, grapefruit, etc.
In addition to hawthorn, fruit vinegar is also a good choice.
For example, apple cider vinegar drinks contain a large amount of potassium ions, which can overcome the excess sodium salt in the body, thereby reducing the content of sodium salts; the acidic components of apple cider vinegar and loosening, softening blood vessels, helping to expel toxins in the blood.
The elderly can also drink some sour soup, some tomato and egg soup.
Tomatoes have the effects of refreshing and quenching thirst, strengthening the stomach and digesting food, and are very suitable for the elderly with poor digestive function.
It should be noted that two types of elderly people should not eat too much acid. One is the elderly with anemia and weak spleen and stomach, and the complications of stomach disease. Eating sour food may cause gastrointestinal obstruction, indigestion and other gastrointestinal diseases.If you eat too much sour food, you may have a feeling of reversing your teeth, or even cause liver qi.