Cold food and your health

4 07 2012

In the Far East, children are raised to avoid eating or drinking cold stuff. As kids grow up and spend more and more time watching television﹐t hey are exposed to a different value system in which “cool” is good, and icy cold is exciting. They begin to question the validity of the tradition.  After all, ice cream tastes so good and  icy drink tastes so satisfying. What can possibly be wrong?

Many things happen when our body is exposed to cold: blood flow slows down, muscles contract. Therefore, if we ingest a large amount of cold food, our intestine motility slows which increases the absorption of foods. This tends to increase body weight. What is more problematic is the coldness descends down to the lower place which is the low abdominal area and causing dysfunctions of ovaries and uterus of females. Increasing more chance for dysfunction of reproductive organs. One such disorder is the painful menstruation. I often have to advice female patient who suffers from dysmenorrhea to put heating pad during menses and in between.

We are not saying cold stuff can not be used at all. Knowing the consequences, for most people, moderation is the rule of the thumb. Many people have problems with pimples, especially young people. It is too hot inside, spicy food would not be appropriate. Too cold food is not appropriate either. It is a delicate balance act.

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4 responses

5 02 2007
shoshay

原來如此 難怪有人很難減肥
謝謝Vince的站 今天學了很多東西

19 11 2008
WapaFamily

謝謝囉!學到新東西

15 12 2008
pbacup5

dear WapaFamily
you are welcome,
I saw your lovely family pictures in Balboa park. wonderful family. Take care. There are numerous ancient wisdom passed down generations to generations. We have to understand it so that we can make a good use.

Vince

13 07 2014
小草

“There are numerous ancient wisdom passed down generations to generations. We have to understand it so that we can make a good use.”

說得很對。寫這類文章,使大家受益,謝了。

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