How to explain qi and blood from a nutritional perspective?

There are always many aunts and elders who consult the "insufficient blood and blood" questions. Doctors always let patients nourish qi and blood, but because the concept is too abstract and does not know what to do.Today, let’s talk about the "qi and blood" problem that everyone cares about, especially from a nutritional perspective to explain what is qi and what blood is.

"Qi" is the "blood" of the three major capacity and nutrients.

"Qi and Blood" are the basic substances that constitute human life activities, and "qi and blood" can be converted to each other.To understand simply, qi is energy and blood is material.In other words, "qi" is the three major production and nutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrates). "Blood" is a variety of trace elements, such as various vitamins and minerals.

For example, some young people now go to fitness, and they will eat protein powder to increase muscles, but if the content of B vitamins in their diet is relatively low, the effect of forming muscles will generally be worse; if the protein powder is eaten too much, it may be possibleThere will also be liver and kidney burden.Besides, everyone is most familiar with vitamin D. At present, everyone already knows that not only should we expose the sun, but also add additional vitamin D, because it is not only helpful to bone health, but also for preventing Alzheimer’s disease and preventing respiratory system.Diseases are helpful.

But in fact, the meaning of traditional Chinese medicine is deeper than this simple understanding, because the meaning of "qi and blood" also contains the function of the human body’s internal organs, and the operation of the meridians and the elevation of the gas machine.

For example, we look at "qi", there are six physiological functions:

The role of promoting is actually the basic metabolism and protein physiological functions of the human body.

The role of warmth contains the physiological function of fat that can keep fat, and also contains the basal body temperature of the human body.

Defense, including the problem of immunity we often say and the problem of physical self -repair.

The effect of solidification contains various balances in the human body, such as the balance of potassium and sodium, the balance of acid and alkali, the balance between the autonomous nerve and the non -autonomous nerve and muscle movement.

Inconsiability, considering the self -regulation of the human body and the adaptation of the environment, this includes the problem of the human body with the problem that the foundation metabolism changes with the temperature, then the energy intake of energy will be adjusted appropriately as the environment changes throughout the day in different seasons.

The nutritional effect is to maintain the normal form and function of human life activities, the organs of various organs.

As for "blood", there are two physiological functions in Chinese medicine: conscious activities and supporting the whole body.First of all, see if a person’s qi and blood are sufficient, you will definitely see if this person looks rosy. If this person anemia, then his complexion is far from "white red".

What is the relationship between anemia from nutritional angles and Chinese medicine "qi and blood"?

And my middle -aged and elderly friends will ask me, can I talk about anemia and qi and blood?Are they the same?

If anemia can be understood from the perspective of nutrition, it is a lack of nutrition.

Its expression is also obvious.For example, when iron deficiency anemia is serious, it will be accompanied by the consciousness of traditional Chinese medicine. The personality will be more silent and cold to people. If it is a child anemia, there will be read and write impairment.

From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, it can be understood as insufficient qi and blood, especially blood deficiency, at this time, it is more to pay attention to some trace elements.

From the perspective of nutrition, what kind of substances will be lacking in anemia?Iron is the first to think of. In fact, there are zinc, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and folic acid, and there are protein.

Therefore, if there is no food taboo, it is generally recommended to eat some animal liver, animal blood, and red lean meat. These foods are rich in iron, zinc, and high -quality protein. At the same timeFacilring human body absorption can help us improve anemia.Vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 deficiency can also cause serious anemia, so we have to eat whole grains to increase their food sources.

Of course, we also need to have vegetables and fruits rich in vitamin C, so as to help the staple food, vegetables, and fruits that are not easy to be absorbed by the human body to be transformed into two -valent iron and better absorb.Protein is a nutrient that cannot be missing in the human body. The absorption of many trace elements requires protein to complete active transfer. For example, it is like a trace element. It is like a transporter.

In the life of a woman, there are menstruation of each month, and they will experience pregnancy and production. Therefore, the risk of anemia will be higher than that of men, so we must maintain their bodies better.

Raising "qi and blood" cannot be separated from the vegetarian and two foods. Please collect it.

Seeing someone here will ask, if "qi" is insufficient, does it mean to say that the amount of rice is first guaranteed first?Not only does the number of guarantees, but also the quality, you have to be well -known, you have to eat high -quality protein?Indeed, why "qi" and "blood" should be placed together, because the energy has no trace elements, and the effect of many trace elements in the body is very large, which can help synthetic coenzymes help digestion.

To put it bluntly, you still need to match the vegetarian and the balanced diet to better help the digestion and absorption of nutrients.The "Chinese Resident Diet Guidelines" and the balanced dietary pagoda are a very scientific diet model. In daily life, we still have to match the food varieties and recommended quantities according to the balanced dietary pagoda.

Because, whether it is "qi" or "blood", it is inseparable from good digestive functions and does not leave a variety of nutrients provided in a variety of foods.

Of course, for the specialty food care solutions in traditional Chinese medicine, we can also apply it. When applying, we can appropriately refer to the dietary pagoda to match it, so that it will be more effective.

Here are two food recipes that are very useful for qi and blood.

Fangzi 1: Shenqi Juzao Rice

Ingredients: 5 grams of Codonopsis, 10 grams of astragalus, 20 grams of red dates, 50-100 grams of rice


1. Rinse the codonopsis and astragalus, soak it in water for 30 minutes, and boil it for 30 minutes.

2. Wash the red dates and cut it for the nuclear, and wash the rice.

3. After filtering the ginseng water, add rice and red dates to make rice together.

Explanation: Codonopsis can also be replaced with American ginseng, and American ginseng nourishes Yin Yinjin, which is not easy to get angry compared to Codonopsis.

Fangzi 2: Five Red Water

Ingredients: red beans, red dates, red peanuts, wolfberry on demand, 24 grams of brown sugar/day, water

Method: According to the amount of consumption, wash red beans, red dates, red peanuts, and wolfberry according to the volume ratio 1: 1: 1: 1, add more water in the pot, cook in the pot for one hour, add brown sugar and boil, and boil.Can.Use boiled water instead of some drinking water.

Explanation: If you have conditions, it is best to cook water, and if the blood sugar is abnormal, it does not add brown sugar.Do not add more than 25 grams per person per person per day. If you are afraid of waste ingredients, the remaining ingredients in boiled water can be eaten for part of the staple food, but be careful not to eat other nuts and reduce the amount of fruits accordingly.

Text/Weilinlin (Member of Chinese Nutrition Society, Chinese registered nutritionist)

Source: Beijing Youth Daily

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