As we approach the mid-months of 2019, the weather seems to grow increasingly hot and humid. And if there’s one thing Singaporeans can agree on, it’s that we wish it would cool down a little! Luckily, there are measures we can take besides constantly downing iced drinks, pigging out on ice cream and camping out in air-conditioned places.
One simple method to make sure our bodies do not heat up is to avoid foods that cause our bodies to generate heat. In TCM, these foods are referred to as ‘heaty’ foods, which have the potential to cause undesirable effects such as rashes, fever, constipation and sore throats when excessively consumed.
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We’re not saying you should avoid these foods completely (heavens, no!) but rather, to be aware that you’re not piling them on your plate one after another. Here are six most common types of “heaty” foods to beware of: