Peach Gum: Skin Superfood
Vegetarian Beauty Food: Peach Gum
For clients doing Cosmetic Acupuncture sessions at Marconi Acupuncture Clinic, Peach Gum is a beneficial beauty food you can eat at home and in-between sessions. Peach gum is the resin from peach and Chinese wild peach trees, already solidified when it is found. Peach gum is a natural and healthy food rich in amino acid, which allows collagen to be quickly absorbed into the human body. Because it’s rich in plant collagen it can help to promote skin health and beauty. From soups to cooked dishes to desserts, peach gum is a delight to both our palate and skin. You can buy it at Asian markets. To make: Soak for about 8 hours because they are hard, then rinse and cleanse with water. Soaking will soften and expand them (they will become like Gummy Bears). Eat a handful or toss into your favorite smoothie mix or even soup.
TCM Superfood: Lotus Seed “Lian Zi”
In the video below, TCM Practitioner Lana Marconi demonstrates how to prepare lotus seeds for the purpose of eating. Long term consumption of lotus seeds also called lian zhi are traditionally known to lighten the body, slow aging, assuage hunger and extend life. These seeds tonify the spleen, kidney and heart qi. For a herbal consultation you can book an appointment with Lana on her clinic website.