When people ingest the five flavors of pungent acid and salty food, they are roughly balanced. However, the salty and sweet tastes of children are excessive, and many diseases have been caused, resulting in poor physical fitness and decreased resistance. In order to change the imbalance of the five flavors, children should be given bitter foods.
First, bitterness can promote appetite.
Bitterness stimulates the taste buds of the tongue with its freshness and freshness, activates the taste nerves, stimulates the salivary glands, and promotes the secretion of saliva. It also stimulates the secretion of gastric juice and bile. This combination of actions will increase appetite, promote digestion, and increase physical fitness and immunity.
Second, bitterness can clear the mind.
The bitter food is leaked to the heart and has a pure heart, clearing the mind and making the brain function better.
Third, bitter taste can promote hematopoietic function.
Bitter foods can maintain the normal balance of bacteria in the intestinal tract. This function of inhibiting harmful bacteria and helping beneficial bacteria helps the intestine to function, especially the hematopoietic function of the intestine and bone marrow, and improves the anemia state in children. Fourth, bitterness can heat, detoxification. According to the motherland medicine, bitterness is yin, and there is a catharsis effect. For the irritability caused by the overheating of the internal heat, there is the effect of dispelling heat and relieving the nerves. Heat, laxative can not only reduce fever, but also make the body toxins excreted with the large, urine, so that children do not suffer sores, less suffering from other diseases.
Bitter food is in the daily diet life, the key is to pay attention to choice, reasonable consumption. Bitter foods are mostly vegetables and wild vegetables, such as lettuce leaves, lettuce, lettuce, celery, fennel, coriander, bitter gourd, radish leaves, mandarin, wolfberry, song dishes, and diced vegetables. Among the fresh and dried fruits, there are apples, apricots, wolfberries, almonds, dates, and mint leaves. There are also buckwheat, buckwheat and so on. There are more foods and medicines, such as Schisandra, lotus seeds, etc., which are better served after soaking in boiling water. Schisandra is suitable for winter and spring, lotus core is suitable for summer drinking.