Jerusalem artichoke is a modest superfood, the power of which we underestimate
This once fashionable root vegetable is now forgotten growing as a weed in the corner of many summer cottages.
And in the supermarket for topinambur asking a lot of money.
In fact, it is worth it: for the healing properties "earthen pear" consider it almost a panacea for all diseases.
"It tastes almost like potatoes"- someone will say, having tried "earthen pear".
Nutritious root really reminds something of potato tubers in taste, and in composition — proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fiber — they are similar.
But there is a number of elements in the topinambour, which give it the unique properties of a healer plant.
The best known useful quality of Jerusalem artichoke is its ability to fight diabetes, as well as provide timely prevention from it.
The fact is that the tubers contain inulin — a useful soluble polysaccharide, an analogue of insulin. In its pure form, it is just used to treat diabetics.
Inulin, getting to us inside, partially turns into fructose, with which the pancreas is much easier to handle.
2-3 tubers of Jerusalem artichoke three times a day for 10-15 minutes before meals — this is the dose, if you want to lower blood sugar levels and normalize the activity of the pancreas. With pancreatitis, by the way, Jerusalem artichoke is also very featured.
That part of inulin that does not split, works as an internal "panicle", making general cleaning in our body.
This element binds and removes toxins, radionuclides, "bad" cholesterol — the cause of atherosclerotic plaques in the vessels.
The uniqueness of Jerusalem artichoke is precisely in the fact that it is able to quickly remove from the body almost any components that poison it.
With dysbacteriosis it is very good to pamper yourself with Jerusalem artichoke.
It helps to form the optimal microflora in the intestine. With regular use, the condition of the intestinal mucosa is improved, in particular, its healing — this ability will be appreciated by those who suffer from gastritis and duodenitis, ulcers and heartburn. In addition to the healthy mucosa of the active gastrointestinal tract, viruses and other infections that people usually prefer can land with great difficulty. "cushy towns" in the nooks of ours "rich inner world".
Those who eat Jerusalem artichoke often, never find worms or Giardia!
Also Jerusalem artichoke perfectly helps with diarrhea and nausea, flatulence, abdominal pain (a consequence of dysbiosis). It stimulates the secretion of bile, which helps to normalize digestion, clean the liver and gall bladder, prevents the appearance of stones in the latter. By the way, thanks to its good cleansing properties, Jerusalem artichoke has a beneficial effect on almost all internal organs.
For example, it activates the work and the urinary system, as a result — kidney stones are not threatened by lovers of Jerusalem artichoke too.
In the topinambura mass of useful trace elements, and in the form that is most easily absorbed by the body. They do an excellent job of preventing anemia.
Elevated levels of potassium and magnesium help strengthen the cardiovascular system and prevent many heart diseases.
AT "earth pear" more vitamin C than apples or beets with carrots.
Only 200 g of this root with more than fill the daily rate "askorbinki". Therefore, Jerusalem artichoke copes with seasonal avitaminosis.
By the way, there are a lot of vitamins of group B, which are so necessary for our nervous system, in topinambour.
And in the fall, when the mood is zero and the nerves are naughty, it will be a good help in the fight against seasonal depression.
The crushed pulp of a tuber is put on the cleared face skin for 10-15 minutes. You can mix gruel with olive oil or sour cream. This mask perfectly removes puffiness and fine wrinkles.
A similar mask applied to the hair roots will help to cope with dandruff.
And of course, with the help of Jerusalem artichoke, it is possible to improve the condition of the skin and hair from the inside: just regularly cook tasty dishes from this root crop.