December 11, 2018
Chubby people don’t worry about the cold?
I thought chubby people don’t feel cold? My boyfriend is the chubby type but when I try to hug him for warmth, not only is he not warm, his hands and feet seem quite cold. Why is that?
CheckCheckCin: Aversion to cold is not solely determined by body type. A layer of fat does indeed having warming factor but chubby people also tend to have phelgm and dampness. Those with this body type tend to have weaker spleen and stomach and may retain water leading to fatigue. When a person is not moving as much then qi and blood circulation also slows down. Or if the chubby person has yang deficient body type, that can cause aversion to cold too. From Chinese medicine perspective, those with sufficient yang qi tend not to be bothered by cold. Fat just slow down the loss of heat but with yang deficiency the body temperature may be lower to start.
Ginger tea with dried citrus peel and red dates
Effects: warm the core and dispel cold, strengthen the spleen and regulate stomach
Ingredients: half a citrus peel, 4 chinese red dates, 4 slices of raw ginger, appropriate amount of brown sugar
Preparation: add in all ingredients into thermos and rinse once with hot water. Then add in hot water and steep for 15-20 minutes until fragrance develops.