December 13, 2019
【男人檔案 — 驚青朋友】
Tips for those with blood deficiency body type
[Male profile- scaredly-cat]
Eating habits: irregular meals
Physical characteristics: pale complexion and lips, dry skin, constipation, often dizzy, heart palpitations
Personality: timid and not adventurous
Thoughts: I have never dared to watch horror movies since I was a kid. When I go to camps, I would not listen to the ghost stories as they are too scary for me. Suddens sounds can easily startle me, so I would not go to Halloween event with my friends. My friends call me a wimp, but I am really afraid of being scared and fainting on the spot.
EC’s analysis: Those prone to heart palpitations, dizziness, pale complexion, dry skin, and constipation obviously have blood deficiency body condition. The relationship between qi and blood is inseparable. Both of them drive human body functions. Lack of either one will make a person timid and not adventurous.
EC’s suggestion:Let’s be a “vampire”. Appropriately consume red-coloured ingredients to replenish blood, such as red bean, red kidney bean, Chinese red date. At the same time, pay attention to replenish your body as you need strong qi first to manufacture blood. Eat more ingredients that can replenish qi such as ginseng, American ginseng, Chinese red date, quail. Add ingredients than can replenish qi and blood into soup, such as codonopsis root, astralagus, Chinese red date, jujube dates, red bean, longan. Avoid eating cold/raw food, oily and food that is difficult to digest.
Tomato vegetable soup
Effects: nourishes qi and blood, relieves symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, pale complexion
Ingredients: 4 tomatoes, 1 onion, 1 celery, 1 sweet pepper, 1 beetroot, 2 carrots, half of a purple cabbage, half of a cabbage, 2 bay leaves, 4 tbsp. tomato paste, appropriate amounts of ketchup, 40g cashews
1. Stir fry cashew without oil in wok until fragrant. Rinse all dried ingredients. Peel tomatoes, onion, celery, sweet pepper, beetroot, carrot and cut into large pieces. Cut purple cabbage and cabbage cut into pieces.
2. Combine all ingredients except tomato sauce with 2500ml of water in a pot and cook on high heat until boiling. Turn to low heat and simmer for 1.5 hours. Add salt and ketchup to taste.