Let the ice cream addict be aware of the hidden hazard
Have you ever had an irresistible urge to have an ice cream on a scorching summer day? Many adults may claim to know better and refuse to indulge a craving for the frozen dessert, but not perhaps the kids.
No matter how much they like the differently flavored, sweet, frozen dairy products, some adults would still say no to an ice cream even on a hot and sultry day because of the sugar in it. And sugar, we know, helps us put on weight, which in turn could increase our chances of developing a heart disease.
I, too, would refuse an ice cream on a hot, humid day, but not because of its sugar content. Instead, I would refuse because of the traditional Chinese medicine philosophy, which says the inner human body is cool in the summer like an underground cell — several degrees cooler than the temperature outside. In fact, too much cold food such as ice cream could be detrimental to the functioning of the stomach and spleen.
Moreover, I believe in the paradox, the more delicious a food is, the more caution one needs to exercise before having it. Actually, it’s better to avoid greasy and sugary food. When a kind of food appeals too much to your palate, you need to be careful or at least know the amount your stomach can easily digest, so that your overall health is not affected. Never get carried away.
We should always bear in mind a quote from Confucius “seeking pleasure (but) never with indulgence”, which means always you should know how much of which type of food, irrespective of how delicious it is, you should eat.