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6 treats to beat the summer heat in China

By Li Ping | | Updated: 2017-07-25 15:08

China has entered its hottest time of summer, known as sanfu days. When it feels like a sauna outside, people's tastes change. Here are some treats to cool off at the dinner table.

1. Bitter melon

6 treats to beat the summer heat in China

In traditional Chinese medicine, it's believed that eating bitter food in summer can help relieve inner heat in the human body. When the weather is sizzling and people lose their appetite for hot dishes, cold bitter melon in sauce can be a soothing choice. The vegetable is also able to improve blood circulation and help decrease blood sugar levels. [Photo/VCG]

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