粥油 (bamboo milk) contains nutrients necessary for brain cell activity
No one escapes dementia. There is no way to medically prevent dementia yet, but it is not a disease that happens suddenly one day. Dementia is a protein that has been abnormally produced in the brain for decades, and is a disease that causes various symptoms as nerve cells lose their function. Dementia is generally thought to start with ageing, but it is greatly influenced by genetic factors as well as eating habits. Introducing porridge cooked with ingredients that are good for dementia.
Black sesame porridge is black sesame called black sesame, and black sesame has been valued as a food for longevity in China and Korea since ancient times. There is a saying, “Even a bull can win if he eats just a handful of black sesame seeds.” In fact, anthocyanin, the black pigment of black sesame, acts to neutralize active oxygen, which is the cause of aging. It is effective in preventing dementia as well as acting as an antioxidant. It is known to have been served a lot as a bamboo table eaten before breakfast in the royal court during the Joseon Dynasty.
Sweet pumpkin, an ingredient of sweet pumpkin porridge, contains an abundance of beta-carotene and phenolic acid, which help prevent aging and dementia. Beta-carotene reduces cholesterol levels in the body. It also improves blood flow to prevent vascular diseases such as arteriosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, and high blood pressure. The potassium component of sweet pumpkin helps flush sodium and waste products from the body and facilitates blood circulation. There are many phenolic acids in the skin that are effective for cardiovascular disease. Sweet pumpkin seeds contain amino acids and lecithin, which are good for brain health, such as improving memory and preventing dementia. It is more effective if you cook it with beans that are rich in acetylcholine, which helps brain health.
Yeonja meat porridge is cooked with lotus seeds, Yeonja meat. Yeonjayuk has a chestnut-like flavor and is slightly astringent. It was used as a valuable medicinal material to the extent that royal physicians in the Joseon Dynasty used it to cure the king’s illness. Lotus meat contains a large amount of ‘methionine’, an essential amino acid. Methionine helps absorb calcium, is used as a material for collagen, and is an essential element for antibodies, hormones and enzymes. This component reduces cholesterol by removing waste products from blood vessels and unnecessary triglycerides. In addition, it contains a component called ‘nephyrin’, which prevents the accumulation of neutral fat and prevents waste from accumulating in the blood vessels. In particular, it helps prevent memory loss and dementia by producing acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter.
Oats, which are an ingredient of oatmeal porridge, are one of the top 10 superfoods in the world chosen by Time magazine. Oatmeal is a type of oats that have been roasted and then pressed or ground. In an animal experiment conducted jointly by the Ministry of Rural Development and the School of Medicine of the Chonnam National University, it was found that oat ‘avenanthramide’ is effective in preventing and treating Alzheimer’s disease. When the research team fed avenanthramide for two weeks to mice that caused symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, the mice’s memory improved and their aggressive behavior decreased. Antioxidants rich in oats are good for preventing adult diseases. Beta-glucan, a water-soluble dietary fiber, activates the cell’s immune function, inhibits the proliferation and recurrence of cancer cells, reduces blood sugar and blood cholesterol, and improves lipid metabolism to prevent the formation and accumulation of body fat.
Millet is rich in nutrients. It contains a lot of proteins, minerals and vitamins. If you boil the millet rice porridge and leave it for about 10 minutes, it sinks a little under the porridge and forms a clear and thin layer like oil, called bamboo oil. Bamboo oil is a collection of particles of the purest, clearest and lightest ingredients in millet rice porridge that floats to the top. Bamboo milk is known to be effective in preventing dementia as it contains all the nutrients required for brain cells to function.
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