Pumpkin soup is a food for all ages, especially for obese people, diabetics, and middle-aged and elderly people.
It's no secret that diabetics shouldn't eat too much sugar. Many of the foods we eat in life are high in sugar. Diabetes patients eating too much sugar is not conducive to the control of blood sugar, which will make the body uncomfortable. Diabetes is a metabolic disease often characterized by chronic hyperglycemia. In the case of abnormal insulin secretion, it is easy to have polyuria, polydipsia, poly food, weight loss, and other manifestations. To avoid the exacerbation of diabetes, diabetic patients need to pay attention to the intake of calories in their daily life. Sugar is a kind of food with high calories, which is easy to make blood sugar rise rapidly after eating, resulting in thirst, headache, dizziness, blurred vision, and so on.
Pumpkin contains more chromium, nickel, and other trace elements, which can reduce blood sugar. Pumpkin is a high-fiber plant, which can delay the absorption of sugar in the small intestine, reduce the burden of islet cells, and gradually restore the secretion function of islet cells.
The sugars in pumpkin are fructose and glucose.
Fructose is a monosaccharide, an isomer of glucose with the formula C6H12O6. It is abundant in the free state of fruit pulp and honey, fructose can also combine with glucose to form sucrose. Pure fructose is a colorless crystal, with a melting point of 103 ~ 105℃, it is not easy to crystallize, usually a viscous liquid, soluble in water, ethanol, and ether. D-fructose is the sweetest monosaccharide.
Glucose is an organic compound with the formula C6H12O6. It is one of the most widely distributed and important monosaccharides in nature. It is a polyhydroxy aldehyde. Pure glucose is a colorless crystal, sweet but not as sweet as sucrose, soluble in water, slightly soluble in ethanol, and insoluble in ether. Natural glucose solution rotates to the right, so it belongs to "dextrose".
How to make your own simple and delicious pumpkin soup?
4 cups soup
2 cups milk
1/2 cup fresh cheese
A dash of parsley
Amount of salt
Nutmeg to taste
The proper amount of pepper
1. Peel and flesh the pumpkin and cut it into thin slices.
2. Chop the onion.
3. In a wok, oil the onion and stir well.
4. Add pumpkin slices, and soup and cook until the pumpkin is pureed.
5. Pour out the liquid from the pan, add the milk and bring to a boil.
6. Whisk the butter and flour together and add them little by little.
7. Add nutmeg, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil.
8. Lather the parsley and cheese in a bowl and let it float over the soup.
Eating more pumpkin is good for you:
Contains vitamins and pectin, pectin has good adsorption, can bond and eliminate bacterial toxins and other harmful substances in the body, such as lead, mercury, and radioactive elements in heavy metals, can play a detoxification role;
2. protect the gastric mucosa, and help digestion:
Pumpkin contains pectin can also protect the mucosa of the gastric gum tract, from rough food stimulation, and promote ulcer healing, suitable for gastric disease patients. Pumpkin contains ingredients that can promote biliary secretion, strengthen gastrointestinal peristalsis, and help food digestion.
3. Prevent diabetes and reduce blood sugar:
Pumpkin is rich in cobalt, cobalt can activate human metabolism, promote hematopoietic function, and participate in the synthesis of vitamin B12 in the human body, is an essential trace element of human islet cells, has a special effect on the prevention and treatment of diabetes, reduce blood sugar.
4. Elimination of carcinogens:
Pumpkin can eliminate the mutation of carcinogenic nitrosamines, has the effect of cancer prevention, and can help the recovery of liver and kidney function, enhance the regeneration ability of liver and kidney cells;
5. Promote growth and development:
Pumpkin is rich in zinc, which is involved in the synthesis of nucleic acid and protein in the human body. It is an inherent component of the adrenocortical hormone and an important substance for human growth and development.