“Four gentlemen” is the first choice for liver protection in early spring
Spring returns to the earth, the Yang Qi rises, and the body dormant for a winter begins to eagerly try.
Chinese medicine believes that the liver belongs to wood and should be in spring.
The rise of liver qi is like the trees that start to germinate, stretch and upward in spring. Therefore, the health in spring is mainly to nourish the liver.
There are four types of foods that have excellent liver protection and are best eaten in spring.
Leek in spring is the freshest and most delicious time for chives. It is the current seasonal dish.
Li Shizhen described the leek as “the liver of the liver” because the liver is mainly raised, and the leek is a warm food that can help the liver to rise.
In addition, leeks contain special ingredients such as volatile essential oils and sulfides, which emit a unique spicy odor, which helps to regulate liver qi, increase appetite, and improve digestive function.
There are many ways to eat chives, such as scrambled eggs with leeks, fried pork with leeks, and stuffed dumplings.
But not everyone is suitable for eating chives. People who have sore tongue, sore throat, and irritated liver should eat less.
Dou Miao before and after Qingming, is a good time to eat Dou Miao.
Doudou has the therapeutic effect of clearing the liver and clearing the eyes. It contains a large amount of magnesium and chlorophyll, which helps to expel toxins from the body and protect the liver. It is also rich in carotene and lutein, which is very beneficial for protecting the optic nerve and improving vision.
The bean sprouts are tender and easy to cook, and the operation is very simple.
Because the oxalic acid content is not high, it does not need to be cut into pieces and can even be cooked in large sections.
The recommended lighter method is to add broiled bean sprouts, that is, to quickly boil the bean sprouts in boiling water, and drizzle the boiled chicken broth.
Millet Grains including millet are great for liver protection because they are rich in protein, vitamin E and B vitamins.
Among them, B vitamins are like an “oil depot” in the body. It can accelerate the metabolism of substances and allow them to be converted into energy. Not only can it “fuel” the liver, it can also repair liver function, prevent liver steatosis, and then prevent fatty liver.Role.
Not only can millet be used to cook porridge, it can also be cooked with rice to make “two rice”, and it can also be eaten with a variety of grains such as corn and oats.
Broccoli and broccoli have liver-protecting properties. The phytonutrients, flavonoids, carotenoids, sulforaphane, and indole contained in broccoli can help the liver to resolve various chemical toxins and carcinogens.
In addition, cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, white radishes and cabbage have liver-protecting properties and should be eaten more in spring.
There are various methods for cooking this kind of vegetables, but you must pay attention to broccoli’s fear of overheating, otherwise the active substance glucosinolate will be destroyed, and its anti-cancer effect will be greatly reduced, so you must master the heat, and it is very recommended to cool it after steamingway of doing.