There are a lot of people who complain about cold intolerance in summer due to AC.
What is the cause of cold intolerance?
Cold intolerance is caused by stress, cold air or other various factors that contract the blood vessels, the blood flow decreases, the blood doesn’t reach the tip of the fingers and the toes, and they become cold.
Why do more women have cold intolerance than men?
Because women have less muscles than men so basically women’s metabolism is lower than men’s. that means women produce less heat than men. That is why women tend to have cold intolerance.
To prevent and improve cold intolerance, improvement of blood flow is important.
The substance which improves blood flow is citrulline.
The food rich in citrulline is Water Melon.
Water melon has the effect to cool the body.
But the part of water melon rich in citrulline is whitish part between the skin and red part. (Fig.1)
Rec part also contain citrulline but the content is more in whitish part.
The amount of citrulline effective to improve cold intolerance is 800 mg which is one sixth of whole water melon.
Recommended recipe (for 1 person) (Fig. 2)
Whitish part of water melon cutting into fine pieces: 100 grams (3.5 oz)
Grinded white sesame: 1 table spoon (sesame lignan contained in sesame makes blood flow better)
Grated ginger: 1 tea spoon
Japanese noodle soup (3 times concentrated): 1 tea spoon
Mix the above materials.