"Lung Nourishing" Beauty Recipe 润肺养颜的美容食物


Soy Milk

> Read previous article: Improve complexion by nourishing your Lungs

The first step to achieving a beautiful complexion is to improve the health and quality of the skin. As explained in our previous article, in TCM, the Lungs play an important role in the nourishing, moisturising and protection of the skin. Therefore, strengthening the Lungs is vital to improving the skin. In this series, we will introduce to you several simple recipes that will help nourish the Lungs to improve your skin.

Apricot Kernel Lily Bulb Soy Milk

Ingredients (Serves 3-4 people)

Organic Soybean (20g) Sweet Apricot Kernel (20g) Lily Bulb (20g) Honey (to taste) Water (1.5L)

Cooking Instructions with Soy Milk Maker

Wash soybeans, sweet apricot kernels and lily bulbs and place them in the soy milk maker. Add 1.5L of water and set the machine to automatic cooking. After cooking, pour the soymilk through a sieve to filter out the sediments. Add honey to taste before serving.

Cooking Instructions with Blender

Soak soybeans overnight. Add water to sweet apricot kernels, soybeans and lily bulbs and bring to boil for 15 minutes. Blend the ingredients together, then pass the soy milk through a sieve to filter out the sediments. Add honey to taste before serving.

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Benefits

This recipe replenishes Yin, nourishes the Lungs, and is used to moisturise and whiten skin.

Soybeans

Replenishes Qi and Blood, Strengthens Spleen, Promotes Urination, Clears Lungs and Reduces Phlegm. The moisturising action of soybeans may help to reduce dryness in skin and hair. Soybeans may also increase metabolism of the skin and promote detoxification. They are rich in protein, unsaturated fats, vitamins (particularly E and A) and are high in minerals.

As soybeans can be slightly difficult to digest, please do not consume excessively.

Sweet Apricot Kernel

Nourishes Lungs, Reduces Cough, Moistens the Intestines to Promote Bowel Movements. Sweet Apricot Kernel may promote skin micro-circulation, thus enhancing the glow and rosiness of your skin. It is also rich in unsaturated fatty acids, protein, essential free amino acids and vitamins B1, B2, E, C.

Lily bulb

Replenishes Yin and Nourishes Lungs, Calms the mind. Lily bulbs are rich in lecithin, saponins, amino acids, proteins, minerals, vitamins B, C and carotene etc.

Honey

Replenishes the Spleen, Moistens the Lungs, Reduces Pain, Clears Heat Toxins, Moistens Intestines to Promote Bowel Movements.

Research has shown that that honey may regulate gastrointestinal functions, increase appetite and prevent constipation, improve sleep quality, promote wound healing through its anti-inflammatory properties, nourish the skin, and protect the liver. Honey contains multi-enzymes, glucose, fructose, amino acids, protein, multivitamins and minerals.




阅读上期文章:养肺如何会润肤呢?

美容的第一步骤就是改善皮肤的质素,使皮肤变得红润娇嫩,白洁无瑕。护肤的首要任务就是润肺,让肺部产生充分的津液来滋润皮肤,使皮肤表面有适量的脂油作为对外界的防御保护。在此系列中将提供读者可结合在日常生活三餐的简便食谱。

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