Sugar-Coated Berry, Hawthorn Slices, Cortex Moutan……
These are no strangers to us, but what nutrition can this sour and sweet hawthorn have? Is the nutrition of hawthorn products the same? Can pregnant women eat hawthorn? Can hawthorn really not be eaten with XX food? How can I eat?
Let’s take a look with Dr. Clove.
Truth 1: Fresh Hawthorn is more nutritious,
Hawthorn, also known as red fruit and mountain red, is a kind of fruit like apple and pear.
The carbohydrate in fresh hawthorn is mainly composed of fructose and glucose. Its sweet taste is matched with organic acid, and its taste is relatively sour.
Hawthorn is also rich in vitamin C, pectin, minerals (such as potassium and calcium), organic acids, flavonoids (such as quercetin) and other nutrients.
- Vitamin C: The content is 53 mg/100g, There are also up to 98 mg/100g (nutrition varies from place to place and from variety to variety), Although it is not as good as fresh jujube, But it can reach 2.4 times as much as lemon, 13 times as much as apples. Pectin: One of the dietary fibers, The content in hawthorn is 3% ~ 6%, Taller than strawberries, cherries, apples, It has the title of “King of Pectin”, Pectin can promote intestinal peristalsis and help food digestion and excretion of feces. It also has certain effects on reducing blood lipid and preventing colon cancer. Iron: The nutrients of hawthorn have to mention iron, The content of 0.9 mg/100g is not high, But hawthorn is rich in vitamin C and organic acids, The bioavailability of iron will be relatively high. Organic acids: citric acid, malic acid, tartaric acid and other organic acids in hawthorn, which not only stimulate appetite but also promote food digestion. Citric acid and malic acid can also improve the absorption of calcium by human body. Flavonoids: Epidemiological studies have confirmed that flavonoids can reduce the mortality rate of cardiovascular diseases.
For ordinary normal people, although there is no taboo to eat hawthorn, because immature hawthorn contains tannic acid, if you eat too much, it is easy to cause abdominal distension, constipation and other digestive system problems.
Generally, it is advisable not to exceed 10 tablets a day.
Truth 2: Fresh hawthorn VS hawthorn products, nutrition is very different
The nutrition of hawthorn products such as dried hawthorn, hawthorn strips, hawthorn fruit moutan bark and preserved hawthorn is obviously different from that of fresh hawthorn. For example:
- Sugar content is higher: higher than fresh hawthorn, potassium content is lower between 2.5 and 3.2 times: except dried hawthorn, hawthorn strips and cortex moutan of hawthorn are far lower than fresh hawthorn, sodium content is higher or much higher than fresh hawthorn, iron content is higher than fresh hawthorn, except dried hawthorn, others are higher than fresh hawthorn, vitamin C content is lower than fresh hawthorn, and vitamin C content is far lower than fresh hawthorn
Hawthorn products after drying or drying, protein, carbohydrate, vitamin B2, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and other nutrients will be concentrated, so the content will increase, while some easily damaged nutrients, such as vitamin C content will be greatly reduced, only 1/27 of the original.
It is also because hawthorn products have relatively high sugar content that it is suggested that:
- People who need to lose weight: can occasionally eat a small amount of hawthorn products, such as no more than 1 fruit moutan bark every day, or a small tube of hawthorn cake, or more suitable, if you eat too much should correspondingly reduce the staple food diabetics: it is best not to eat hawthorn products, so as not to cause blood sugar fluctuations
Truth 3: Hawthorn Weight Loss Helps Digestion? Really not necessarily
It is true that hawthorn can promote the secretion of digestive enzymes. However, this is more for fresh hawthorn, dried hawthorn, or hawthorn extract, and the premise is to eat it in moderation after meals rather than in large quantities on an empty stomach.
- Immature hawthorn also contains more tannic acid, organic acid, If you eat too much on an empty stomach for a long time, it may cause stomach stones and gastric acid to increase. Patients with gastritis, gastric ulcer and other diseases, You also need to eat carefully. Old people and children with weak gastrointestinal function should not eat hawthorn in large quantities to help digestion. Hawthorn strips, hawthorn fruit moutan bark, sugar gourd and other products contain a lot of sugar. If you eat them as snacks, not only may they not help digestion, but they will also increase the burden. Do you want to lose weight through this? I’m afraid it will change to a half month first… … …
Truth 4: Pregnant Women Can Eat Hawthorn
Some people say that pregnant women cannot eat hawthorn because if they eat too much hawthorn, uterine contractions will occur. This statement is actually groundless.
Moreover, moderate consumption of hawthorn by pregnant women can also help relieve pregnancy vomiting and increase appetite.
However, as mentioned earlier, eating too much hawthorn (especially immature) at one time is likely to cause stomach stones. In addition, hawthorn products contain a lot of sugar, eating too much is not conducive to the stability of blood sugar in pregnant women.
Truth 5: There is no food for what and hawthorn.
Rumor has it that there are quite a few foods that are compatible with hawthorn, such as seafood, milk, cucumbers, carrots, etc.
The reason is that tannic acid in hawthorn will combine with protein in seafood and milk, affecting gastrointestinal digestion and causing discomfort such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea. The vitamin C decomposing enzyme in cucumber and carrot will destroy the vitamin C in hawthorn.
In fact, as the fruit ripens, tannic acid in hawthorn will gradually decrease. If our body is not unwell, we are not allergic to seafood, milk and other foods, and the food is safe and hygienic, eating a proper amount of ripe hawthorn generally does not need to worry about causing discomfort. As for cucumbers and carrots, since the chemical essence of most enzymes is protein, they cannot tolerate heating and gastric acid, so it doesn’t matter whether vitamin C will be destroyed or not after being cooked.
In the theory of nutrition and food safety, there is no such thing as “food restriction”.
We should not be bound by these food taboos. It is more important to maintain a diversified and balanced diet.