Sep 29, 2019
Some people say that hawthorn is an "appetizer", because hawthorn has good effects on poor appetite and indigestion, and it is better for the accumulation of meat. Others say that hawthorn is "geriatric medicine", because the role of hawthorn in prolonging life and preventing geriatric diseases has been proved by more and more practices.
Nutritional value of Hawthorn
Hawthorn is rich in nutrients, including protein, fat, carbohydrate, calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, sulfur, riboflavin, nicotinic acid, hawthorn acid, citric acid, vitamin C and other ingredients, among them, 85 mg of calcium is found in per 100 grams of fruits, ranking first among all kinds of fruits. In addition, the content of vitamin C is more than 17 times higher than that of apples. Vitamin C level is two or three times higher than that of citrus fruits, ranking second only to fresh dates.
Hawthorn is rich in a variety of nutrients, vitamins and carotene. It has the functions of cosmetology, anti-aging and improving the body's immunity. Hawthorn contains more calcium. Calcium can not only maintain the health of bone and teeth, participate in the process of nerve conduction and blood coagulation, but also maintain the contraction and relaxation of muscles and the normal beating of the heart. Therefore, eating Hawthorn regularly is also conducive to emotional stability and blood pressure regulation.
Hawthorn is rich in dietary fiber, which is the body's "intestinal scavenger". It can promote intestinal peristalsis and secretion of digestive glands, facilitate digestion of the intestine and excretion of waste, and promote material metabolism in the body. Hawthorn also contains a variety of living active substances, such as triterpenoids and flavonoids which can dilate blood vessels, increase blood flow of coronary artery, improve heart activity, soften blood vessels, reduce blood pressure and cholesterol, etc.
Hawthorn can prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases. It has the functions of dilating blood vessels, strengthening heart, increasing coronary blood flow, improving cardiac activity, exciting central nervous system, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, softening blood vessels, diuresis and sedation.
For those who feel full after eating meat or greasy food, they can eat some hawthorn. Especially, it has better effect on alleviating stasis of meat. Hawthorn is used in many digestive aids.