The Dragon Boat Festival is coming soon and a variety of tasty rice dumplings (pinyin: Zongzi, Chinese: 粽子) are available. However, eating too manyZongzi is likely to result in abdominal distension, diarrhea, and other symptoms. Here are some healthy tips on eating Zongzi recommended by doctors of Clifford Hospital.
1.Avoid eating Zongzi on an empty stomach
Eating Zongzi on an empty stomach allows the polished glutinous rice to stay in the stomach for a long time, which will stimulates secretion of gastric acid. Some chronic gastritis and esophagitis patients may suffer from relapse.
2.Avoid cold drinks when eating Zongzi
Drinking cold drinks will solidify the polished glutinous rice, making it harder to digest. People will feel abdominal distension, too.