Sweet potatoes, also known as sweet potatoes, sweet potatoes, yam, etc., sweet potatoes are raw and crunchy and can replace fruits; cooked food is sweet, eaten in your mouth, and sweet in your heart. It can be used either as a staple food or as a vegetable. It can be steamed, boiled, fried, fried, and simmered.
Chinese medicine believes that sweet potatoes are sweet and flat, and nourish the spleen and qi. "Compendium of Materia Medica" records that sweet potatoes have "effects of depletion, strengthening energy, strengthening the stomach, and strengthening kidney yin", making people "longevity and fewer diseases." The contemporary "Chinese Materia Medica" said that it "tonicates blood, replenishes qi, promotes qi, widens the stomach, and relieves constipation. It treats spleen deficiency and edema, sore swelling and poison, and intestinal dryness and constipation".
Modern medicine believes that the mucus in sweet potatoes, such as mucoprotein and mucopolysaccharide, can maintain the elasticity of the cardiovascular wall of the human body, prevent the occurrence of atherosclerosis, and also maintain the lubrication of the respiratory tract, digestive tract, and joint cavity; lysine It can promote human metabolism and growth; dietary fiber can stimulate the intestine, enhance intestinal peristalsis, detoxify laxative, especially has good curative effect on senile constipation, and can reduce the incidence of intestinal cancer.
The most anti-cancer nutrients in the diet are carotene, vitamin C, and folic acid, and all three are rich in sweet potatoes. Among the 20 "cancer lists" of anti-cancer vegetables published by the National Cancer Research Center of Japan, sweet potatoes topped the list, and through a diet survey of 260,000 doctors in Japan, the cancer suppression rate of cooked sweet potatoes (98.7%) was slightly higher than that of raw sweet potatoes. (94.4%). The Philadelphia Hospital in the United States also extracted an active substance, desandrosone, from sweet potatoes, which can effectively inhibit the development of colon and breast cancer.
In addition, sweet potatoes are good low-fat, low-calorie foods, and eating more sweet potatoes is beneficial. However, it is not advisable to consume too much sweet potatoes. Those who have dampness in the spleen and stomach and stagnation of food should be cautious to avoid abdominal discomfort such as heartburn, acid reflux or bloating.
Typical dishes of sweet potato:
Papaya and sweet potatoes: sweet potatoes, papaya, coriander leaves, salt, onion segments, minced garlic, and appropriate amounts. Wash and peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into hob blocks. Wash and peel and peel the papaya, cut into smaller hob blocks than the sweet potatoes; sit in a pan and ignite the oil. Put the minced garlic when the oil temperature is 40% hot. Stir-fry the scallions. Add the sweet potato pieces and stir-fry. 5 When mature, add the papaya and stir well. Add an appropriate amount of water, salt, and chicken essence. When the soup is dry, sprinkle with coriander leaves. This product can lower cholesterol, and has the effects of weight loss, beauty, and longevity.
Fried sweet potato corn kernels: sweet potato, corn kernels, wolfberry, green pepper, salt, chicken essence, pepper powder, broth, cooking oil, water starch. Wash and peel the sweet potatoes, cut into cubes of the same size as the corn kernels, rinse the corn kernels with boiling water and set aside, the wolfberry is rinsed with water, and the green peppers are washed and cut into dices; When you put in the sweet potatoes, fry until the skin is firm, remove the drained oil from the pan; leave the base oil, stir fry the green peppers and corn kernels, stir fry the sweet potatoes, add the broth, salt, chicken essence, pepper to After Shuangding is cooked, stir fry the wolfberry and stir well. This product has the effect of relieving the stomach, urinates and lowers blood fat.
Sweet Potato Small Recipes:
Women's postpartum blood deficiency and constipation: 500-1000 grams of sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small pieces, cook with an appropriate amount of water, add 3 slices of ginger, an appropriate amount of brown sugar, and cook for a while to eat. Beneficial to Qi Sheng Jin, tonic and blood.
Constipation in the elderly: 100 grams of sweet potatoes (peeled and sliced), 100 grams of rice, cooked with porridge, eat spleen and stomach, deficiency of tonic, strengthening energy, strengthening kidney yin, and defecation.