28 Mar '16, 2am

What to #eat and #drink to stay #cool in Singapore's #hot weather:

What to #eat and #drink to stay #cool in Singapore's #hot weather:

It is sweltering outside and you find yourself reaching for a cool drink. A traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) physician would tell you not to, while a doctor trained in Western medicine would probably say go ahead. With the weather station warning of warmer days ahead, health experts with different approaches to medicine and health offer different advice on coping with the heat. Says TCM physician Anita Pee, who is with Chinese medical chain Eu Yan Sang: "Taking cold food and drinks in such weather can increase dampness in the body and irritate the gastrointestinal tract, causing stomach and intestinal cramps." Cold food and drink can also stress the digestive system, she says, because the body has to work harder to raise the temperature of the food. She recommends food and drinks that are lukewarm or at room temperatures. In ayurveda, a traditional Indian system of holis...

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