What is good sweetness then? It is not sugar.
Sugar makes you taste sweetness instantly. On the other hand, chestnuts or sweet potatoes become gradually sweeter in your mouth as you chew. Take stone-roasted sweet potatoes for example. Stone- roasting creates far-infrared radiation effect, so stone-roasted sweet potatoes can warm up the body. Stone-roasted chestnuts are the same story. You feel warmer from inside after you eat. Good sweetness can make you feel warm and energize immune cells.
 Meanwhile, you need to be careful with white sweetness. Cancer cells love white sugar. Sweetness from eating lots of cake and cookies, or drinking lots of tropical drinks makes cancer cells very happy, not spleen.
 Now, how does this happen? Cancer cells do not need vitamin Bs to be metabolized as they have unique metabolic pathway with lactic acid fermentation. They do not need complete combustion to reproduce themselves. White sugar does not contain vitamin Bs, but the cancer cells do not have any problem dividing themselves without vitamin Bs.
White sugar goes into incomplete combustion and helps cancer cells increase themselves. Yellow sweetness warms up the body, and this is what makes lymph cells happy. Lucky time for immune cells is when the body intakes the kind of sweetness with food fiber, starch, and that does not make the body cold.
 Just remembering this can help the body to stay warm. Good saltiness and good sweetness can nourish spleen and kidney related organs. When kidney is nourished to warm up the body, usually you start urinate more. If your hands and feet are so cold that you need sox even in summer, your climacteric period may be relatively severe. Ideal condition is to have warm body to sweat in all parts of the body, such as hands, feet and back.
 If sweating was just above the neck, this is not good sign. Sweating just on the face is mixture of hot flush and cold body temperature, one of the symptoms of autonomic nerve imbalance. Blood capillaries are supposed to cover all over the body like fish net. Autonomic nerve imbalance occurs when the fish net disappear. Blood capillaries on the skin surface function as if oil heater. They circulate the whole body and warm up the skin surface.
 Having warm hands and feet shows that you have ample intake of good sweetness, good saltiness, and food with black color. There are many more foods with black color besides black soybeans. Blueberry, squid ink, ear cloud mushrooms, and so on. You can find lots of them at health food store.
 If you are skinny to begin with, and don't have to worry about gaining weight by so much sugar intake, you often tend to have cold autonomic nerve. It stops blood circulation in the capillary of the lower body, and the blood, which was supposed to circulate in the lower body, comes up to the upper body.
When the whole body warms up, a big blood flow circulating above the neck goes down to blood capillaries in the lower part of the body.
 When the blood flow in the whole body was kept well balanced, migraine goes away and sweating cold sweat only above the neck less likely happens. From this aspect, it is understandable that people with autonomic nerve disorder are often skinny. Also, people with cold body temperature often have insomniac problems, but with their body warmed up, these problems tend to go away as well.
 Another typical symptom along with hot flush with coldness is thirst. Some people become thirsty, sweat on the face, and drink so much cold tropical drinks such as guava juice, mango juice, etc. It tastes good in the mouth, but when it goes down inside the body, it makes the body cold. When you intake food with lots of sugar, it causes osmotic pressure change and it ends up with too much water inside the intestines. This brings intestinal temperature down, and in low intestinal temperature, it is hard for good bacteria to reproduce, meaning that you would not have bifid bacteria produced.
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