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Foods that keeps you warm in winter (Part 1)


In Chinese culture, other than dressing up with more clothing and eat something hot, eating particular food to help ourselves produce more eat is another way to keep ourselves warm in winter. In Western culture, it's about calories. In Chinese medicine point of view, there are more than calories to heat up our bodies.

1. lamb meat and milk

Lamb meat has high protein but relatively low cholesterol and high calories. It helps with the heat and the "Qi" (or Chi) flow in our body. It's a good meat that even weak body can enjoy.(like ladies right after pregnancy or people who always feel cold.)

Lamb milk is not easy to find, but it's also a great food for winter and it's easier to absorb than other milk. It moisturize our body and keep us warm as well.

2. beef

Beef is another meat that helps the flow of blood and Qi (Chi) which transports energy and heat around the body. It's helps strengthen the kidneys, pancreas and stomach as well. It's also a great food for weak people who always feel cold.

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