The beginning of autumn signifies that the summer heat will leave us, and the various organs of the body will change with the change of the season. In this solar term, what do we eat better for health? The chief TCM health expert, Professor Yang Li of the Chinese Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, reminded us that the best seasonal diet for Liqiu is corn and loofah.
Indica corn, also known as maize corn, Baogu, Yuyu, sticks, etc. It has a flat and sweet taste, and has the functions of regulating appetizers, replenishing lungs and replenishing heart, clearing dampness and heat, improving liver and gallbladder, and delaying aging. According to research, corn is native to South America. About the middle of the 16th century, China began to introduce corn. At present, China has a large area for sowing corn, including yellow corn, white corn, waxy corn, and mixed corn. It is one of the main grains of the people in the northern and southwestern mountains of China and other wadi regions. Corn can be used as a tea substitute for soup or pulverized into corn flour and corn cakes.
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that corn-like Pingwei Gan, enter the liver, kidney, bladder meridian, diuretic and swelling, flatten liver and biliary, spleen and dampness, adjust the functions of appetizers, Yifeiningxin, dampness and heat, etc. Not only can remove Qiuzao, but also help delay aging.
Modern medicine believes that corn is rich in nutrients such as unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, trace elements and amino acids. Modern research confirms that the content of unsaturated fatty acids in corn, especially linoleic acid, is as high as 60% or more. It works in synergy with vitamin E in corn germ to reduce blood cholesterol concentration and prevent it from depositing on blood vessel walls. Corn has certain preventive and therapeutic effects on coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis, hyperlipidemia and hypertension. Corn contains flavonoids, which have a certain effect on macular retina, so eating more corn has a clear effect.
Maize can prevent cancer and anti-aging. Selenium and magnesium contained in corn have anti-cancer and anti-cancer effects: When selenium and vitamin E are combined, they can prevent more than a dozen cancers, especially the most common breast and rectal cancers . In addition, selenium can also regulate the thyroid Work to prevent the occurrence of cataracts; magnesium can inhibit the development of cancer cells on the one hand, and can strengthen the peristalsis of the intestinal wall on the other hand, and promote the excretion of waste from the body, which is also of great significance for the prevention of cancer. It contains a longevity factor, glutathione, which, with the participation of selenium, produces glutathione oxidase, which has the functions of restoring youth and delaying aging.
Corn must have beauty and weight loss functions. Because vitamin E in corn germ can also promote cell division and prevent skin wrinkles; corn must have a diuretic effect, which is also conducive to weight loss. Puffed popcorn has a large volume, which can eliminate the hunger of obese people after eating, but it contains very low calories and is one of the diet foods.
The vitamin E rich in corn can increase the secretion of hormones through the gonads, improve sexual performance, and prevent small yields. In addition, glutamic acid contained in corn also has certain brain function.
Practice: Wash the red pepper seeds, cut into 1 cm diamond-shaped pieces; peel the cobs and whiskers, peel off the corn kernels. Heat the frying pan over high heat, sprinkle raw pine nuts, and reduce to low heat. Use a spatula to stir fry often to make the pine nuts roll and the color uniform. When roasted until the pine nuts are all golden yellow, spread out and let cool in a large dish. Put water in a cooking pot, boil on high heat, put corn kernels, cook on medium heat for 5 minutes, then remove and drain water. Heat the wok over high heat and pour in the oil. When the oil temperature rises to 60%, add the minced onion and incense, then add the corn kernels and red pepper flakes, stir in the appropriate amount of salt and white sugar for a while. Add about 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of water along the side of the pot, and cover the pot for 3 minutes. Open the lid and add pine nuts. Stir fry over high heat.
◆ Corn to drink: Wash 30 grams of corn, add 500 grams of water, cook on low heat for 30 minutes, let it stand for a while, filter the juice, and drink with an appropriate amount of sugar. Can diuretic swelling, yellowing , blood pressure. Patients with edema, hypertension, and chronic nephritis can be used as diet drinks.
◆ Recipe for baby eczema: Use an appropriate amount of cabbage or cabbage (other fresh vegetables are also available), chop the leaves, and pour in boiling water for 15 minutes to make a puree. Use 20-30 grams of fine cornmeal to cook porridge, add proper amount of puree and rock sugar to cook porridge, and feed the baby a few times.
Loofah, fresh green and tender, crisp and sweet, is a very suitable vegetable in summer and autumn. The nutritional value of loofah is very high. The loofah contains protein, fat, carbohydrates, crude fiber, calcium, phosphorus, iron, riboflavin and other B vitamins and vitamin C. It also contains saponin in ginseng.
It is good for your body to eat more loofah in the autumn season. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that loofah is sweet and flat, and has the effects of clearing the heat and cooling the blood, detoxifying and purging, expelling wind and phlegm, moisturizing and cosmetology, passing the meridians, flowing blood, and lower milk. Medicine.
Loofah juice has the reputation of beauty water. Cut the growing loofah vine, and the sap flowing out, apply gauze dipped in loofah water to coat the face or skin, which has the effect of moisturizing and anti-wrinkle. You can also directly twist the loofah juice and mix it with honey or glycerin.
There are many ways to eat loofah, such as making soup and making stir-fried dishes, such as shrimp fried loofah, stir-fried loofah, shiitake mushroom burned loofah and so on. The loofah stir-fry is light and delicious, clearing heat and dampness; the shiitake mushroom burns the loofah to nourish qi and blood, and pass through the meridians. Note that the skin of the loofah should be washed before making it.
Tuo loofah can also be squeezed into juice to improve the therapeutic effect. For example, take an appropriate amount of raw loofah, wash and squeeze the juice, and mix the raw loofah juice with honey at a ratio of 10: 1, which has the effect of clearing heat, relieving cough and reducing phlegm.
◆ Treat uterine bleeding: The loofah cream left over after being burned with fire is called loofah cream. After grinding well, take 3-6 grams each time. Use salt soup or rice wine to take it twice a day. It is effective for uterine bleeding or blood collapse..
◆ Many menstrual periods: Stir-fried black ground powder with loofah seeds or loofah leaves, served with salt water, can also cure menstrual disorders. The specific method is to take one old loofah, burn the ash and store it at the end of the research, 9 grams each time, salt and water flushed for treatment.
In addition, loofah is often used to treat thoracic rib pain, breast pain and swelling of qi and blood block. Loofah grains can be used to treat symptoms such as low back pain, laxative, laxative, and jaundice. Luffa leaves can be taken orally to clear the heat and relieve heat, topical anti-inflammatory and bactericidal, and cure scabies and scabies.