From “Lidong” to “Lichun”, commonly known as “winter three months”, is the coldest season of the year. Overwintering is like practicing spiritual practice. After experiencing the blooming in spring, the passion in summer, and the harvest in autumn, the human body must also adapt to this natural change in winter. The diet and daily life are mainly based on “nurture storage”, rest and recuperate, recharge your energy, and store up enough energy for the coming year. energy of.
So in winter, what food can we eat to supplement What about the body? The ancestors gave the answer long ago~
The old saying “Eat sprouts in spring, melons in summer, fruits in autumn, and roots in winter.” Winter is the season when a large number of root vegetables are on the market, and the roots are the part where food stores the most energy, which just conforms to the “winter storage” health regimen.
So, after winter, you might as well eat some root vegetables to nourish~
It is “underground ginseng” in winter
Laxative, liver nourishing, strong Kidney, lipid-lowering
Speaking of root vegetables, there are root vegetables that are amazing for health, but many people don’t know about them and have never eaten them, which is a pity. Today we will focus on introducing it——burdock.
burdock slender One, which looks like an iron rod yam, is also called Dalizi, beef vegetable, and American ginseng.
Burdock root contains protein, arctic acid, various minerals, trace elements and vitamins, And polyphenols and aldehydes, especially calcium, dietary fiber and protein content, ranking the crown of root vegetables and fruits!
As early as the Southern Dynasties, Tao Hongjing’s “Bielu of Famous Doctors “There is a record of burdock being used as medicine, which is called “long-term use, making light of one’s life and enduring old age”. It is also recorded in the famous “Compendium of Materia Medica” that burdock can “pass through the twelve meridians and remove the evil spirits of the five internal organs”.
Modern medical research has found that the function of burdock and its rich inulin< /strong>Related.
Inulin is an important nutrient for intestinal probiotics. It can promote its “strong soldiers and strong horses” to inhibit harmful bacteria from “making waves” and maintain the balance of intestinal microecology.
In addition, inulin can also increase stool volume and content Water volume, stimulates bowel movements and makes bowel movements easier. As the saying goes, “the intestines are clear and the life is long”. No wonder the ancient books say that burdock has the effect of prolonging life.
In addition, the polyphenols in burdock can improve the metabolism and detoxification function of the liver , Promote the metabolism of blood sugar and blood lipids. Japanese scholars also found that it can improve kidney function and have a good diuretic effect.
So, how to eat burdock?
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Wash and peel the burdock and cut into pieces. For stewing, it can be stewed with chicken soup or ribs soup, or it can be stewed with rice porridge.
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Peel and shred burdock , add vinegar water to soak for a while, then pick up and drain, fry in oil over medium heat, then add a little salt and pepper to eat, the taste is also good.
As for the common burdock tea on the market, its nutritional value is not as good as that of fresh burdock. Because in the process of slicing and drying, many nutrients will be lost. Moreover, inulin is insoluble in water, so drinking burdock tea is more difficult to play a laxative effect.
But I want to remind everyone that even the best things Also don’t overeat. Chinese medicine believes that burdock is cold in nature, and eating too much may cause diarrhea. Therefore, it is good to eat it once every three days. People with colds and spleen deficiency who are prone to diarrhea should pay more attention to reducing the amount.