Why Chinese People Always Drink Hot Water SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eDKt0fHCjs : Imagine yourself in China in the middle of July. The weather is boiling, and the only thing you can think about is a big glass of ice water. You ask for a drink at the nearest cafe and take a gulp. But the water’s so hot that it’s burned your tongue!
Yep, in China, drinking water is served piping hot. What’s more, locals have it with all their dishes, be it winter or stifling summer heat. The answer to this mystery lies in Chinese culture and history. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the human body consists of yin and yang elements. And you stay healthy only if your yin and yang are in balance. Okay, what is this all about?
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– Skyscrapers in China 4:03
– China’s national sport 4:36
– Facts about chopsticks 5:01
– The Great Wall 5:33
– Terracotta Army 6:46
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– So, let’s say your yang gets too strong. In this case, your internal temperature will rise, and you’re likely to get ill. That’s why it’s crucial to get rid of the extra yang (or, in other words, excess heat) in your body.
– And however counterintuitive it may sound, the best way to do this is by drinking hot water, or other hot beverages.
– Being able to drink hot water was kind of a privilege and was reserved for the elderly, the sick, and pregnant women.
– Another reason for drinking hot water during meals is that it’s supposed to improve digestion and soothe the digestive tract.
– Soccer appeared nowhere else but in China about 2,200 years ago! Or at least it was the game that later transformed into the soccer we know today.
– With an area of more than 3.7 million square miles, China is a huge country.
– China is the country with the largest population on the planet. More than 1.4 billion people live there!
– The first day of the year in China falls on the new moon, which usually happens between January 21 and February 20.
– Fortune cookies weren’t invented in China! They began in San Francisco, and nowadays, more than 3 billion fortune cookies are produced every year.
– China is the country of railroads. Imagine this: if you combined all the Chinese railroad tracks, you’d be able to wrap them around the Earth two times!
– Table tennis, or Ping-pong, is China’s national sport, and the Chinese are really good at it!
– Number 8 is a lucky number in China. The reason for this may lie in the fact that in Chinese, the word “prosperity” sounds like the word “eight.”
– China is also the home of the world-famous Terracotta Army, which consists of approximately 8,000 clay soldiers who were supposed to guard the Emperor’s tomb in Xi’an.
– You have to thank the Chinese for inventing toilet paper! But at first, it wasn’t just for anybody – only the emperor could use it.
– One of the main reasons for different unexpected food combinations is that traditional Chinese medicine claims that all the tastes must be balanced.
– China has its own version of Bigfoot. Its name is Yeren, which means “wild man,” and it supposedly lives somewhere in the mountains of the Hubei Province, which is covered in dense forests.
– The most popular hobby in China is collecting stamps. What’s more, it’s seen as a status symbol!
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