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What are the customs of the solar term in summer? Why does Xiaoshu eat eel? What is the advantage of

Now it's the beginning of July. It's estimated that the hot season in summer should begin. Of course, the beginning of the hot summer should first usher in the solar term of small summer heat. Once the solar term of small summer heat arrives, then the hot summer is not far away. Today is Xiaoshu in 24 solar terms, so what are the customs and habits of Xiaoshu? Is there any particular about Xiaoshu's diet?

1, eat lotus root

For a long time, there has been a folk custom of eating lotus root in the summer. Lotus root contains a lot of carbohydrates, rich calcium, phosphorus, iron and a variety of vitamins. VC, potassium and dietary fiber are more. It has the effect of clearing away heat, nourishing blood and eliminating boredom. It is suitable for eating fresh lotus root in the summer to simmer and rot in a small fire. After slicing, it can be eaten at will with a proper amount of honey. It has the effect of calming the nerves and falling asleep, and it can cure blood deficiency and insomnia. (this article is exclusively compiled by WYH, editor of If you need to reprint it, please indicate the source and source. Related article link:

2. Drying calligraphy, painting and clothes

In the summer, there is also the custom of drying calligraphy, painting and clothes. There is a folk saying: 'on June 6, people dry their clothes, dragons dry their robes' and' on June 6, families dry their red and green '. 'red and green' refers to all kinds of colorful clothes. Because this day, almost on the eve of summer heat, is the day with the highest temperature, the longest sunshine time and the strongest sunshine radiation in the year, so many families will choose this day to 'lie in the sun', and hang the clothes stored in the cabinet outside to receive the sunshine exposure, so as to get rid of the tide, moisture, mildew and moth. (this article is exclusively compiled by WYH, editor of If you need to reprint it, please indicate the source and source. Related article link:

3. eat Monopterus albus

'Xiaoshu eel is competing with ginseng'. Monopterus albus was born in the mud cave on the water bank, and the summer Monopterus which was one month before and after Xiaoshu was the most nourishing and delicious. Summer is often the remission period of chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases, while Monopterus albus is warm and sweet, which has the functions of Tonifying Qi, liver and spleen, removing rheumatism, strengthening muscles and bones. According to the theory of winter disease and summer tonic, eel is the most suitable food for summer heat. The protein content of eel is higher, the content of iron is more than twice as high as that of carp and yellow fish, and it contains many kinds of minerals and vitamins. Eel can also reduce the concentration of cholesterol in blood, prevent and cure cardiovascular diseases caused by arteriosclerosis, and have a better effect on diarrhea caused by food accumulation.