Another good habit to develop for the sake of yangsheng is to devote at least one fixed day every month to vegetables/fruits only. Here is the diet for the absolutely 'veggie day':
- Drink a big glass of water first before eating anything else in the morning;
- Eat leaves of napa (or chinese) cabbage boiled with water and several chili peppers cut into small pieces as the main course for each of the three meals;
- Drink water or eat fruits (such as apples, bananas, and oranges) in between meals or as needed;
- No fish, meat, eggs, diary product or even grains.
The best and most important health effects of this habit include helping 'clear/clean' your digestive system, detox, and boost your immune system.