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【The perfect soup recipe for summer】Winter melon has a water content of 90%. From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, it can relieve heat from the body and eliminate edema. It is a perfect soup recipe for summer. It can help us to rehydrate after the water loss from sweating. Besides, barley has the effect of improving the dampness of our skin, also helps the body to eliminate excess water and has the effect of eliminating edema.

Although winter melon has the word "winter" in its name, it is actually a melon that grows and harvests in summer. Winter melon contains high water content and water soluble fibre, which can help intestinal peristalsis and defecation. Moreover, winter melon is also low in calories and rich in vitamin C, it is also high in potassium and low in sodium. It is nutritious and is a popular ingredient in summer dishes.

Barley is also a main ingredient in this soup, it is rich in carbohydrates and water-soluble fibre, which can provide a sense of satiety and help to maintain intestinal health. Barley also has a feature that is popular for women, as it contains vitamin E, which is also an antioxidant and is believed to have whitening effects on skin.

Lean pork is the only source of protein as an ingredient in the soup. For vegetarians, you can add lentils, red beans, etc. to substitute pork. And lentils also have an effect of reducing edema.

Summer has arrived with hot and wet weather. Let's make this soup and share it with your family and loved ones.

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