Aunt Wang is less than 60 years old this year. She is a patient with diabetes, so in her daily life, she is very careful about her diet. It is said that coarse grain is good for controlling blood sugar, so Aunt Wang usually has 2 / 3 of the food is coarse grain, such as corn, oats, buckwheat, brown rice, which are her usual coarse food. But after eating for a period of time, Aunt Wang’s face seems to eat worse and worse, and often feel stomach discomfort, how is this?
in fact, Aunt Wang’s problem is that she takes too much coarse grain, and her age is also relatively old, and her digestive function in her stomach can not bear so much coarse food intake. What we need to know clearly is that the crude fiber food is not easy to digest in our stomach, but increases the digestive burden of the gastrointestinal tract. But our body can’t absorb it, and sometimes it will be discharged in its original form.
we once met such a diabetic patient who came to see a doctor with anemia. During the process of consultation, we found that he basically didn’t eat a mouthful of meat, and usually took coarse grain as the staple food. According to the results of blood tests, if his hemoglobin is lower, his life may be in danger.
coarse grains and fine grains play different roles in our nutrients, so we should eat them in a balanced way. One experiment showed that there was almost no food residue in the stomach of volunteers one hour after eating fine grains. After eating coarse grain for one hour, there was still food residue in the stomach. Food residues in the stomach for a long time will lead to the continuous secretion of gastric acid, which may cause damage to the stomach or upward reflux.
the lower mouth of our stomach is called the pylorus, which is like a “sieve”. According to research, only when the stomach digests food into food particles less than one millimeter can pass through the pylorus. If not, the food stays in the stomach and continues to digest until it reaches the standard.
so, that’s why we have to chew and swallow slowly. We grind food through the chewing function of the mouth to reduce the burden on the stomach. So, how to make sure the food meets the chewing standard?
we all know that we have salivary amylase in our mouth. No matter what kind of food it is, when we chew it to taste sweet taste, we can meet the standard. At this time, if we swallow it again, we can reduce the burden on the stomach.
among the foods rich in crude fiber, there is another kind of food that needs to be paid attention to, which is leek. The main component of leek is basically crude fiber. When it enters the stomach, cellulose and crude fiber are discharged as a whole due to unabsorbed. For people with poor digestive function, eating leek is easy to cause diarrhea.
of course, cellulose in food is the “ration” for the growth of intestinal bacteria, so eating appropriate amount of food containing cellulose can promote the growth of intestinal flora, which is beneficial to the body. However, no matter what, it is not wise to eat a large amount of coarse grain. The combination of coarse and fine is a relatively scientific way of eating. Moreover, the older the person is, the worse the digestive capacity of spleen and stomach is, the more attention should be paid to this point. Focus