All the benefits of buckwheat porridge have long been recognized by official medicine. Buckwheat dishes are included in all therapeutic and prophylactic diets. As a means of increasing immunity, buckwheat is used during the rehabilitation period after surgery, with anemia, after suffering viral and infectious diseases. The use of buckwheat is recommended in the presence of diseases such as high blood pressure, arthritis, varicose veins, obesity. There is a medical evidence base based on research for the fact that antioxidants and polyunsaturated fats contained in buckwheat prevent the formation of malignant tumors.
In medicine, there are a number of diseases for which the use of buckwheat porridge is included in the mandatory treatment measures.
With diabetes mellitus
With diabetes mellitus, the level of glucose in a person’s blood rises. The production of a hormone such as insulin is impaired or absent altogether. Insulin is responsible for the absorption of glucose into the cells of the body. Usually, the doctor prescribes treatment for the patient with strict adherence to a diet that excludes the use of simple carbohydrates: white bread, sweets, sugar, culinary products. Since carbohydrates are necessary for the normal functioning of all vital systems, buckwheat is a salvation. It contains complex starchy carbohydrates, which, with the help of fiber, are slowly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract into the blood without causing a sharp jump in glucose. For patients with insulin-dependent type of diabetes, this allows to reduce the dose of injected insulin.
Important: the glycemic index of buckwheat is 40 units.
Pancreatitis is an inflammatory process in the pancreas, when the enzymes it produces are not released into the duodenum, but remain in the gland itself. In fact, the pancreas begins to destroy itself. In the early stages of the disease, the first thing that the attending physician recommends is a strict diet. With an exacerbation of the disease – complete starvation. But it is necessary to get out of a medical hunger strike with the help of buckwheat porridge of a viscous consistency.
It is not difficult to prepare it. It is necessary to boil the kernel well in a large amount of water without salt and oil. Then you should grind the finished porridge through a sieve or grind in a blender. Such mashed potatoes are fed to the patient for about a week. After that, the use of lean buckwheat soups and non-grated porridge is allowed. With its beneficial properties, buckwheat can improve the functioning of the pancreas, relieve inflammation,
With gastritis, the function of secreting gastric juice is impaired. It can be increased or decreased. The main task of dietary nutrition is to provide the body with all the necessary useful elements and at the same time not to overload the depressed stomach. In the case of both high and low acidity, the dietary table includes buckwheat dishes in the diet. But their preparation depends on the type of gastritis. With an increased secretion of acid by the stomach, buckwheat is cooked viscous, strictly on water, without the addition of spices, salt and any oil. Buckwheat soups with a small amount of neutral vegetables are allowed. With its unique composition, buckwheat is able to calm an irritated stomach, improve digestion and provide vitamins and minerals to a weakened body.
With low acidity, you need to stimulate the stomach to release a sufficient amount of gastric juice. Therefore, it is recommended to cook buckwheat soups and cereals in meat and mushroom broths. Add vegetable or butter in small amounts. Serve buckwheat porridge as a side dish to lightly fried and then stewed lean meat.
Eat it along with vegetables. In this case, the fiber contained in buckwheat serves as a stimulant and at the same time an enveloping element.
In this disease, the joints suffer due to the excessive content of uric acid in the blood. Metabolism is disturbed, the kidneys cannot cope with the excretion of waste products, in particular uric acid. To date, the most effective way to treat and maintain health for gout is a strict diet.
All types of meat, spices and vegetables with a pronounced pungent taste are completely excluded from the diet. At the same time, good nutrition must be provided in full. A product that can easily replace animal proteins is buckwheat. It contains proteins that are absorbed by the body more easily than from meat. Therefore, in the patient’s menu, dishes such as soups, cereals and steamed Greek people are introduced. The fiber present in buckwheat helps to remove excess uric acid, acting like a sponge: it absorbs accumulated urea from the gastrointestinal tract and is excreted along with it from the body.
A nuisance such as constipation can turn off a person from normal life for several days. It occurs due to weak intestinal motility. The impaired function leads to the fact that food lumps accumulate and are not excreted by the body. It is necessary to spur the intestines and practically unclog it. Fiber will help with this, the percentage of which in buckwheat can cope with this delicate problem. It is important to know that buckwheat itself practically cannot cause constipation.
For medicinal purposes, buckwheat is steamed with boiling water in a thermos, leaving it overnight. In the morning they are eaten on an empty stomach with plenty of water. In this case, the effect of “brush” is obtained. With this method, the content evacuation function is restored.
Harm and contraindications
Buckwheat porridge cannot bring harm. The only caveat is not to overeat. Although this is a dietary product, it is still not worth using it in unlimited quantities. There is a danger of getting flatulence and intestinal spasms.
Excessive consumption of buckwheat is contraindicated in people with increased blood clotting. Vitamin PP contained in buckwheat increases blood viscosity. You should also refrain from eating buckwheat with individual intolerance to this product.