According to traditional Chinese medicine, eating spicy food like red chillies in spring will help to fight tiredness and lethargy after the damp winter months. Photo: Getty Images
According to traditional Chinese medicine, eating spicy food like red chillies in spring will help to fight tiredness and lethargy after the damp winter months. Photo: Getty Images

Why spring is the best time for spicy food – and you don’t have to be a chilli lover to feel the health benefits

  • As we say goodbye to winter, traditional Chinese medicine teaches now is the best time to eat spicy food and help ‘dry out’ your system after months of dampness
  • Spring is also when more green vegetables are available. Those with zero tolerance for spice should eat more of these to help strengthen organs like the liver

According to traditional Chinese medicine, eating spicy food like red chillies in spring will help to fight tiredness and lethargy after the damp winter months. Photo: Getty Images
According to traditional Chinese medicine, eating spicy food like red chillies in spring will help to fight tiredness and lethargy after the damp winter months. Photo: Getty Images
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