The sweet soup of red beans and jobstears seeds (or coix seed, in Pinyin “Yimi”, in Chinese characters “薏米”), is a traditional and famous sweet soup in China. It can also be served as staple food. If you often stay long in air-conditioned room and lack of exercise, you will have “shiqi” in your body. And this is when you need this sweet soup.
Shiqi, in Chinese characters “湿气”, is a tradional term to describe a body condition when you have extra and useless water in your body. According to traditional Chinese medicine, shiqi can cause some disturbing symptoms such as constipation and low appetite. Red beans and jobstears seed can help to remove extra water in your body and reduce shiqi. It might help lose weight!