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Gluten Free Millet – Health Benefits According To TCM

 Gluten Free Millet
Gluten Free       Millet

Gluten Free Millet – Health Benefits According To TCM

Millet is gluten free and was the first cereal in the history of mankind. In many parts of Africa and Asia millet still serves today as a staple food , while it is largely disappeared from the kitchens of the Western world. Golden Millet , many know the pistons only from bird cages , the most common  more related species are Teff and the coix seed (known as Yiyiren in Chinese medicinal herbs teaching) .

Millet harmonizes and supports the center  (The support of the digestive organs stomach, spleen and pancreas, the so-called “center” is always at the center of each dietary regulation. In TCM, the spleen is in contrast to Western medicine directly attributable to the digestive function.)

According to the Chinese Medicine grain has a total valuable property of the two functional groups spleen and stomach (together called”the center”) to strengthen and support their Qi .That means grain in comparison to many other foods with similar nutritional value is relatively easy to digest and the body allows a smooth and lasting energy supply.

For this reason, it is usually one of the first and most important concern of a nutritionist according to the TCM to bring its customers to use more high-quality grain. No easy task, as most of what finds its way into a modern kitchen in cereals is miles apart from the ideal of the ancient Chinese .

Particularly refined wheat flour has none of the positive attributes of cereal , but effects that threaten the long-term health . Due to the unnaturally high amount of gluten (whether whole grain or not)the modern wheat represents a heavy burden on the small intestine.This is true not just for people with celiac disease.

In the Chinese medicine  stresses the functional circuit spleen by dampness and stagnation. In addition, white flour destabilized by the high glycemic index blood sugar levels , which corresponds according to TCM, a weakening of the spleen by an excessively sweet taste. The result is high levels of insulin and sugar cravings .

Compared to this , millet acts almost like a miracle cure . Gluten free millet actually combines all the advantages of grain , which  Chinese medicine talks about.

A good gut feeling

More and more people complain of indigestion gamut: bloating, fullness and pressure feeling of incomplete or unsatisfactory defecation, constipation or loose stools . Over time we get used to but for many are the unpleasant feelings in the stomach and intestines a constant companion.

I want to commend it to all of these people, to try millet, cooked to taste with cooked vegetables , cooked fruit or eggs. Millet makes a literally really good gut feeling . In Chinese dietetics they say millet “harmonizes ” the Qi of the middle and makes sure that everything runs smoothly in the digestion , the stomach qi sinks and spleen qi ascends .

This function of the gluten free millet is very valuable, especially in the increasingly nervous related digestive disorders. For people with a weak digestive system millet should be as often as possible on the table , especially in the evening when the digestibility of food is important.

Millet makes you beautiful

Many women take millet capsules to strengthen skin, hair and nails. this is good ,because millet contains easily absorbable nutrients . Thanks to its high content of silica, iron , fluorine, zinc and B vitamins it is the richest mineral grain at all.

The Chinese know that millet strengthens spleen qi, strengthens the kidneys and nourishes the blood . Interesting  for problems with varicose veins , hemorrhoids, a lack of elasticity of blood vessels , susceptibility to disc problems and wrinkled skin .

The consolidation of the kidney is reflected in improved strength of teeth and bones. The blood finally provides a better supply of nutrients for skin , nails and hair. Millet may be swallowed for beauty, but better from the cooking pot and not from capsules .

In the recipe for the anti-wrinkle breakfast three foods are combined that make beautiful. Two of them , cooked apples and berries Goji always have been a beauty elixir in China and millet makes the trio complete .

Millet is particularly beneficial for women during and after menopause. Due to the blood – nourishing, firming the kidneys and cooling effect it is a good food for internal heat , thirst, blood pressure, agitation or insomnia .

 Gluten Free Millet
 Gluten Free Millet

How to cook millet ?

Nothing easier than that Millet should be rinsed before cooking with hot water. This improves both the taste and digestibility . Then add millet with two parts water in a pot and boil than reducing the heat to minimum and cover the pot . After about 20 minutes, millet is cooked.Cover and allow continued swelling after cooking for a few minutes.

Instead of the water broth , milk or diluted fruit juice can be used. Cooked millet keeps for 3 days in the refrigerator. If they dry out there , you can still give a little liquid when warming up .

Freshly cooked millet has a bit a metallic taste, but if millet is cooked warmed again or mixed, millet develops wonderful mild flavor. Organic millet tastes better.

Fast millet breakfast with banana and ginger

1 banana
1 cup cooked millet (cooked without salt )
½ teaspoon ginger
a few drops of lemon juice
a few raisins
Mash the banana add warm millet ,ginger and raisins

A Beauty Breakfast

1 apple (organic with skin)
1 handful Goji berries , washed and soaked in water
1 cup cooked millet (cooked without salt )
1 pinch of salt
little coconut oil

Cut the apple into slices and fry gently in a little coconut oil, then pour in 1-2 tbsp of water, simmer a few minutes until it is soft . Add the Goji berries , and let it cook for a moment, then stir in the millet and sweet with raisins or dates and serve.
This breakfast includes three of the most effective anti-wrinkle agent of TCM. A culinary Botox 🙂

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Total Wellness Cleanse – Foods For Colon Cleanse

Foods For Colon Cleanse
Foods For Colon Cleanse

Cleansing your body through a colon cleanse program can help in weight loss and regain health. If you are undergoing a colon cleanse, junk foods will not help in the process, because this kind of food is one of the main reason why the colon has to be cleansed. Eating unhealthy foods during the colon cleaning process can stop the whole process and can even cause stomach ache, cramps and drowsiness.

There are different kinds of food that can clean your colon and there are also foods that do the opposite.

Some foods will cause harmful effects in the body and clog, irritate the colon.

You should keep in mind that the more you eat, the less you cleanse. Easy to digest Foods can help clean the colon and give your body energy to break down and destroy wastes. If you are really interested to clean your body, you need to eat the right kind of food such as the following:

1. Fresh vegetable and fruit juices

Fresh vegetables and fruits will help your body to clean the colon. Because there are no pulps to be digested so the vitamins and minerals will be quickly absorbed by the body. Fresh fruit juice will boost your energy and will allow your body to flush out more fecal wastes. Fresh juices contain fresh enzymes and help your body to rejuvenate itself.

Food For Colon Cleanse
Food For Colon Cleanse

Fresh fruit juice is very good for rejuvenation and enhancing the digestive system. Fructose (fruit sugar) is not processed by the body as it process refined sugar so you will not gain extra pounds.

If you are interested in juicing, make sure it is fresh. Bottled juices are not effective as fresh juices because the enzymes are dead.

2. Fresh fruits

These foods are easily digested and can help in the cleansing process as a natural cleanser. It is recommended to add fruits to your breakfast. Your natural dietary cycle will likely decide on body cleaning in the morning.

3. Fresh vegetables

Greens clean your colon but can a little bit wily if your digestion is not yet ready. The very best colon cleansers are raw vegetables, but when you have digestive issues, you possibly can eat raw vegetable salad during lunch when your digestive enzymes are good condition. Then you can eat vegetable dishes for evening meals. By working together with your natural dietary cycles, you possibly can enhance your digestion and your body’s ability to cleanse.

4. Raw Foods

Raw food diet can include vegetables and fruits, seeds and grains. The raw food diet will be more possible by using tools like a dehydrator.

5. Grains

Food grains like amaranth, rice, quinoa and flax seeds are really helpful for colon cleansing.Don’t eat pasta during a colon cleanse as it would stop your body’s natural rejuvenating process. Take notice that all grains will slow down your digestion so the more you eat; the slower you will cleanse .

6. Meat

Although red meats, turkey, fish and chicken are not effective cleansers, you should stop eating them immediately. Meats can be hard to digest especially if you eat it with bread.

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