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5 Cooling Yin Foods to Eat in the Summer

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Summer is coming! Balance your diet with these five cooling yin foods that you should be eating right now. Adjusting your diet with the seasons is a great way to maintain your health, according to traditional Chinese medicine.

Image of palm trees in summer

1. Watermelon

Watermelon is an especially cooling and hydrating fruit.

 

watermelon

 

2. Corn

Take advantage of the delicious fresh corn available at this time of year and benefit from its cooling properties.

 

corn

 

3. Cucumber

Given how refreshing they are, it’s no surprise that cucumbers are an excellent yin food.

 

cucumber

 

4. Tofu

Tofu is a great protein source to eat during the summer. It is a versatile, low fat, and especially cooling food.

 

tofu

 

5. Seaweed

Seaweeds and kelp are great yin foods that also provide lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidents.

 

seaweed
 
For more information about adjusting your diet with the seasons, talk to your licensed acupuncturist. If you are a new patient, you can book an appointment by clicking here.

 

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Sources:
https://www.chinesemedicineliving.com/nutrition/seasons/summer/
https://www.chinesemedicineliving.com/eastern-philosophy/the-best-yin-foods/

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