The “Compendium of Materia Medica” records that corn is sweet, flat and non-toxic. Sweet, it has nourishing effect on the spleen, color yellow is also into the spleen, and in the human body’s return, it begins with Yangming large intestine, foot Yangming stomach, has a gastrointestinal effect. Therefore, corn has the effects of benefiting lungs, spleen and appetizing, anti-cancer and cholesterol-lowering. It can also lower blood pressure, lower blood fat, diuretic and gallbladder.
According to foreign research data, there are many areas where corn is the main food, and the incidence of cancer is relatively lower than in other areas. Because corn is rich in magnesium, selenium and other elements, it also contains a lot of proline. Proline has a good brain-enhancing effect and enhances memory. It can also help brain cells to breathe and remove waste from the body.
In fact, it is “to eat old corn, laxative and spleen and brain.” This is a series of thoughts, the spleen strengthens the brain’s thinking ability, and the roundabout between the brain and the intestine is very similar. Therefore, the stool is smooth, the spleen and stomach function is strong, and the human mind is agile. This is a view of Chinese medicine. Now Western medicine believes that the intestines are the abdomen of the human body, and the same is true.
Modern medical research believes that corn has a certain preventive and therapeutic effect on coronary heart disease, arteriosclerosis, hyperlipidemia and hypertension, and because corn contains vitamin E, it can also promote cell division in human body. , anti-aging, anti-oxidation, anti-aging. Corn contains a long-lived factor glutathione, which can help people recover their youth and delay aging. Therefore, including corn oil and wine made from corn, it is a very good family and is an indispensable kitchen item.
As a coarse grain, corn has a good effect of dissolving oil in the body. Eating some coarse grains for a long time is very helpful for reducing cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. In the Bama area of Guangxi, there is a famous village called “Bama Changshou Village”. Guangxi is rich in rice, but they found that their staple food is mainly coarse grains. The large pots that come out of the plastic washbasins are corn porridge. The people on the side look at the body, but they are healthy and long-lived.
In fact, the rough tea is really good and helpful to our body.
Sun Zhenren (Sun Sizhen) has a saying, “Light food can make up”, diet should be light to maintain health. Sun Zhenren can live a hundred years old, and the Bama people can live a hundred years old, all of which have a lot to do with their light diet.
The Americans have done a very good research project, which is to select 70 elderly people aged 55 years, including 50 males and 20 females. These people compare their cholesterol levels during the experiment. High, and the hospitalization time is more than two years, the hospitalization effect is very unsatisfactory.
The researchers fine-tuned the corn, using glutinous rice, pepper, and celery as ingredients, and using tomatoes or soup to make food. During the experiment, the first half of the month, each person per day After eating 20 grams, 40 grams per person per day for the first half of the month, and checking again after three months, it was found that the triglycerides in the blood of 70 people decreased, and 60 of them had a significant decrease in cholesterol.
So, for three meals a day, you still need to add a little bit of whole grain. A study by the German Nutrition and Health Association stated that among all foods, corn has the highest nutritional value and health benefits. It made a comparison, but found that the vitamin content of corn is very high, five to ten times that of rice and wheat, and it has great benefits for preventing heart disease and cancer.