Organic iodine in kelp has a hormone-like effect, can improve the function of biologically active substances in the human body, can promote the secretion of insulin and adrenal hormones, increase the activity of lipoprotein esterase, and promote the metabolism of glucose and fatty acids in liver, fat, and muscle tissue And use, thereby exerting its hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects. Kelp is rich in potassium, which has the effect of balancing sodium and expanding peripheral blood vessels, so it can prevent and treat hypertension. Kelp can also prevent endemic goiter and significantly reduce cholesterol. Eating kelp regularly can increase the intake of iodine and greatly increase the absorption of calcium. Some people think that this is one of the factors that prevent kelp from having cancer.
Why Why eat kelp more during the heavy snow season? This is because, from the perspective of Chinese medicine, seawater is cold and cold, and the kelp growing here has strong cold resistance. Kelp has a salty taste, and it has the effect of warming kidney qi for long-term consumption. Therefore, eating kelp in winter can increase the body s cold resistance.
In addition, people s fear of cold is related to the body s less intake of certain minerals. For example, the amount of calcium in the human body can directly affect the flexibility and excitability of myocardium, blood vessels and muscles; iron deficiency in the blood often manifests as less heat production and low body temperature. Therefore, supplementing foods rich in calcium and iron can improve the body s cold resistance. Kelp is just a treasure trove of human calcium and iron intake. Every 100 grams of kelp contains up to 117 mg of calcium and 150 mg of iron, so eating kelp in winter has important health effects on children, women and the elderly.
Now I recommend a simple and easy-to-make kelp porridge: use 10-15 grams of kelp, 100 grams of japonica rice, and one preserved egg. The porridge has soft and firm, antihypertensive and diuretic effects, and patients with hypertension, arteriosclerosis, chronic bronchitis, cough and asthma can take it for a long time.
◆ High blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, arteriosclerosis: 30 grams of kelp, 100 grams of winter melon, 30 grams of coix seed, add appropriate amount of sugar, eat once a day.
Chronic Chronic pharyngitis: 500 grams of water kelp, wash and cut into small pieces, remove after cooking, add 200 grams of sugar and mix well, pickle after 1 day and eat, twice a day, 50 grams each time.
◆ Cervical lymphadenitis, simple goiter: 60 grams of kelp, 70 grams of mung beans, 100 grams of japonica rice, 1 slice of peel, together with porridge, seasoned with an appropriate amount of sugar.