5 Food Therapies for Pumpkin
The “Compendium of Materia Medica” states that it “buns up the vital energy”.
Pumpkin contains citrulline, arginine, aspartin and vitamins A, B, C, pectin, and cellulose.
The pectin in pumpkin can regulate the absorption rate of food in the stomach and slow down the absorption of sugars. Soluble cellulose can absorb the emptying of food in the stomach and control the rise of blood sugar after meals.
Pectin can also be combined with excess plasma in the body to reduce plasma absorption and reduce blood cholesterol levels.
At this time, pumpkin has the reputation of “the best product for reducing blood sugar and lipids.” Other people with diabetes often take this product as a meal.
Many people deal with computers all day long, inevitably causing visual fatigue.
To maintain eye health, in addition to eye health, eating more foods rich in vitamin A, such as pumpkin, can effectively protect the eyes.
Pumpkin seeds contain a large amount of phosphorus, which can prevent minerals from accumulating in the body to form stones, and can maintain the toughness of the eye sclera.
Therefore, eating fried pumpkin seeds often can prevent gallstones and prevent myopia.
German scientists have found that people who often chew pumpkin seeds rarely see prostate disease.
Therefore, when men enter middle age, eating pumpkin seeds often can effectively prevent prostate hypertrophy.
But pumpkin contains carbohydrate sugar, it is not appropriate to eat more, so as to avoid bloating.
“Compendium of Materia Medica” said that pumpkins “frequently eat beriberi and jaundice.”
The words in the “Suishuiju Dietary Spectrum” “are always sick and rickets, tuberculosis is full, beriberi is stuffy, and postpartum acne are all contraindicated.” Pay attention when eating.
Here are a few dietary prescriptions for selection.
Mung Bean Pumpkin Soup: 50 grams of green beans, 500 grams of old pumpkins, and an appropriate amount of salt.
Peel and squash the pumpkin, wash and cut into pieces for use; first take mung beans and cook until blooming, lower the pumpkin, and cook until salty.
It can clear away heat and relieve heat, diuretic and drench, suitable for summer heatstroke, thirst, diarrhea, palpitations, chest tightness, etc. It is an ideal drink for people with diabetes in summer.
Pumpkin porridge: 100 grams of old pumpkin, 50 grams of rice, salt.
Peel the pumpkin, wash and shred it for later use.
Wash the rice, put it in the pot, add the right amount of water to cook the porridge, put the pumpkin when it is boiling, and when the porridge is cooked, add salt to taste and serve.
Once a day, it can replenish Zhongqi, detoxify and kill insects. It is suitable for spleen and stomach weakness, malnutrition, lung dysentery, water and fire burns, and lower extremity ulcers.
Pumpkin and Cactus Soup: 250 grams of pumpkin and cactus each, salt, MSG amount.
Wash the diced pumpkin, peel the cactus, cut the diced, boil the water with an appropriate amount of heat, add the cactus and pumpkin to cook the soup, season with an appropriate amount of salt and MSG, and eat the pumpkin and cactus in soup.
Once in the morning and at night, even for 1 month, it can lower blood sugar and lipids, and is suitable for the diet of diabetes and hyperlipidemia.
Pumpkin rice: Old pumpkin and rice.
Peel the pumpkin, wash, and cut into pieces; rinse the rice, add it to the pot, cook with water until the rice is cooked, and mix well.
Once a day, it can strengthen the spleen and qi, and is suitable for weak spleen and stomach, malnutrition and so on.
Pumpkin Pie: Moderate amount of old pumpkin.
Peel the pumpkin, wash it, cut it into pieces, and steam it; then mash it to make a pancake, and fry in a frying pan until golden on both sides.
Once a day, it can lower lipid and hypoglycemia, and is suitable for dietary treatment of dyslipidemia and diabetic patients.