If the body temperature goes down by 1 degree C (1.8 degrees F), your immune system becomes weak by 30 %.
So cold intolerance is very dangerous.
To raise your body temperature, it is important to warm your body from the inside.
To warm your body from the inside, it is important to make the blood flow better.
There are two substances effective to make the blood flow better.
They are Niacin and beta-glucan.
Niacin has the function to expand the blood vessel.
Beta-glucan has the function to make the blood fluent.
The combination of these two effects makes the blood flow better.
The food rich in both substances is Maitake mushroom (Niacin: 9.1mg/100 g, Beta-glucan: 2.3 mg/100 g).
Generally mushrooms contain both substances a lot.
If it is difficult to gets Maitake mushroom, it is also good to eat Oyster mushroom (Niacin: 10.8 mg/100 g, Beta-glucan: 1.5 mg/100 g) instead.
Beta-glucan is absorbed better into your body when it is cooked with oil.
Acupuncture is also effective to make the blood flow better and improve cold intolerance. If you have been straggling with cold intolerance, please try acupuncture.
If you live close to Salem, MA, Cozy Acupuncture is here to help you! Call today to set up an appointment: 617-584-8703.