In China, people always cook rice porridge with dried fruits and nuts on the eighth day of the twelfth lunar month. People with different dietary habits and physical situations should cook the porridge with different materials so as to maintain their bodies healthy.
People who are troubled by diabetes should cook porridge with oat and buckwheat. Patients with diabetes should choose the carbohydrates with low high glycemic index. According to the medical research, the foods like oat and buckwheat contain abundant dietary fibers which can decrease the blood sugar and defer the absorption of glucose. The chromium contained in buckwheat can enhance the insulin. The nuts like peanut containing unsaturated fatty acid can adjust the blood fat. In addition, the patients should not add sugar into the porridge.
People with the cerebrovascular diseases can cook the porridge with the seeds of Job’s tears which can effectively nourish the spleen and remove the internal heat. In addition, ormosia, soybean and mung bean are all good choices for the patients to choose. Ormosia can enrich blood and supplement water for the human body, soybean contains abundant protein, coarse fibers and trace elements and mung bean can decrease the blood pressure. Therefore, the patients can choose these materials according to their dietary habits.
People with the intestinal and gastric diseases should cook dense porridge. Generally speaking, sparse food can cause the excessive secretion of gastric juice and stimulate the intestines and stomach to cause the ache. Therefore, it is necessary for the patients to prevent the sparse food. When people drink the porridge, they can eat bread or steamed roll at the same time.
People with obesity should choose the materials containing abundant dietary fibers. According to the experts, the dietary principle of fat people is to control the intake amount of foods. The medical research has proved that the obesity keeps a close relationship with dietary fibers. Therefore, fat people can choose the materials like oat, mung bean and soybean to cook porridge. What’s more, they should not put sugar into the porridge.
Women who want to beautify the skin can put some black foods like black kerneled rice and black soya bean into the porridge. Generally speaking, black foods can effectively beautify the skin for people. For example, black kerneled rice containing vitamins, zinc and iron can nourish the kidney and improve the eyesight. Black soya bean containing high-quality protein, beta-carotene and vitamin B complex can whiten the human skin and defer the aging.