As the saying goes, "Summer is suffering, it is better than tonic."
After entering Futian, many friends found that eating bitter food at this time can not only strengthen the spleen and appetite, enhance appetite, but also clear the heart and relieve heat.
but do you know?Not all "bitter foods" have replenishment effects!
Lilia can "hidden poison"
Loofah is a kind of vegetable we often eat, rich in many nutrients, whether it is raw, cold or fried, is a good choice.
Normal loofah with a little sweetness. If you find that loofah has a bitter taste, it is best not to continue eating.
Because such loofah contains a toxic substance -alkalin glycoside alkaloid.
This toxin cannot be removed after rinse and salt, and it is difficult to decompose at high temperature.
Different people have different tolerances for alkalin glycosides. After taking people with low tolerance, they have symptoms of dry mouth, dizziness, nausea, and other symptoms.Symptoms such as diarrhea and dehydration will even be dangerous.
Generally, 0.5 ~ 7 hours after eating, once poisoning symptoms occur, you must seek medical treatment immediately.
It should be noted that in addition to loofah, gourd melon, zucchini, pumpkin, cucumber, cucumber, cucumber and other melon fruits, if the alkalin glycosides are accumulated, they will also suffer and are also toxic.
Don’t try these "bitter foods" because of pursuing "hardships"!
Moderate food in summer
Choose bitter foods in summer: bitter gourd, bitter chrysanthemum, kale, lettuce, celery
Although bitter food is suitable for summer, not everyone can eat "bitterness"!
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that bitter food is cold and cold, has the functions of clearing heat and diarrhea, drying and dampness, and belonging to food. Therefore, it is not suitable for those with weak constitution.
Generally speaking, the spleen and stomach of the elderly and children are weak, so it is not suitable to eat too much bitter food.
Patients with spleen and stomach deficiency, abdominal pain, and stools should not eat bitter cold foods, otherwise they will aggravate the condition.
Traditional Chinese medicine has the saying that "bitter cold defeats the stomach", so bitter foods should not be excessive, otherwise it is easy to cause uncomfortable symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain.
Because bitter foods are mostly cold or cool, excessive consumption of menstrual periods can make meridians astringent and bloody, and then cause gynecological diseases such as poor menstrual, dysmenorrhea, and amenorrhea.Therefore, it is not advisable to eat bitter food during menstruation.
In addition, when eating bitter food, pay attention to using reasonable cooking methods.
The nature of bitter food is bitter and cold, and the amount of oil absorption is relatively large. After frying, it will not only lose some vitamins, but also make the oil content high, so that it can not play a role in cooling down.
Cold mixing can well retain the vitamins contained in bitter food, and can also reduce the intake of oil.
So the best way to eat most bitter vegetables is cold.
When eating "bitterness", try not to be empty. You can mix the bitter cold food and other foods together. You can also eat something "stomach" before eating bitter cold food.
Data: Health China
Edit: Wang Bo
Responsible editor: Yan Wenbin