We are accustomed to consider jelly a thick drink, a vigorous mixture of starch and sugar, making it incompatible with a healthy lifestyle. And three times wrong.
This is not a drink, it is not necessarily sweet, and some of its varieties — in particular, oatmeal kissel — have long been considered medicinal.
First, the classic old Russian jelly traditionally eaten with a spoon — what kind of drink is it?
Rather independent and rather hearty dish.
Secondly, initially there wasn’t even a question about sugar. It simply didn’t exist in Russia.
The name itself "jelly" says that he was sour, or rather, a fermented decoction of cereal grains.
And only then they began to add honey and fruit to it.
Third, oatmeal kissel has long been used precisely as a remedy for a variety of health problems: from the banal summer poisoning with stale food to hypertension.
He was considered a real "health drink" — and completely justified.
Useful for the gastric mucosa any kissel.
But oatmeal especially — because of its enveloping and antiseptic properties.
It improves digestion, neutralizes the increased acidity, relieves heartburn and relieves the symptoms of gastritis, prevents the development of intestinal dysbiosis.
Its cleansing properties are also well known. If you drink oatmeal regularly, you can help the liver and pancreas, toxins and heavy metals from the body.
Thanks to the natural probiotics that it contains, and the abundance of fiber, cereal drink like a brush "cleans" the body is inside and normalizes the intestinal microflora.
It is in oatmeal jelly that there are especially many organic acids and amino acids, vitamins and trace elements.
Vitamins of group B, magnesium, copper and phosphorus strengthen the nervous system: we sleep better, we get better sleep, with less loss we withstand stress and feel happier.
Kissel is also useful for the heart: potassium, which is contained in it, strengthens the heart muscle and makes the walls of blood vessels more elastic, and iron promotes good blood formation and increases the level of hemoglobin in the blood.
Immunity also makes it impenetrable.
Just one cup of this thick drink, more like a jelly, it is very easy to get enough for a long time. In this case, the calories in oatmeal kissel are very few — 100 g are about 100 kcal.
So, those who want to lose weight, he mutes the appetite, at the same time giving energy and vigor.
What other useful properties are seen for oatmeal?
It strengthens the bone system and tooth enamel — and again, thanks to calcium. Relieves allergies — this "side"but the pleasant effect of a strong immune system.
Relieves swelling, improves cerebral circulation, reduces the risk of anemia.
It will bring relief from diseases such as pancreatitis, ulcers, hypertension, and due to the high content of antioxidant vitamins E and F prevents the development of cataracts, arthritis and tumors.
For all this, the medicinal drink has no contraindications.
It is worth using it with caution only in case of severe pathologies of the kidneys, liver and gallbladder.
Kissel can not be drunk hot, it must be cooled before serving. The problem is a specific thick consistency.
Where hot tea or juice comes through, the enveloping jelly lingers.
And the tender walls of the pharynx and esophagus with kissel can be burned especially hard.