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Y A N G F O O D - A K E Y F O R A N
In the following, we present in detail the cereals recommended by Dr. George Oshawa in his Regime number seven.
Alongside millet, wheat has been cultivated traditionally in almost all parts of the world. Its usage as a basic aliment is justified by its components: vitamins A, B1, B2, B5, B6, D, E, K, PP and minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper, etc.
It may be consumed as wheat porridge (made of wheat whole meal), as bread (see the recipe), or boiled for ten minutes in water and then baked with salt, in the frying pan, without oil, just a little water.
It is a Yang aliment.
In case we do not have wheat whole meal, we may prepare the following: instead of 1 kg of whole meal we mix 600 gr of normal wheat flour and 400 gr of fresh wheat husk. This mixture has an important advantage: the fresh husk preserves more of the complex B vitamins than the whole meal stored for several months and used only afterwards.
Take two handfuls of washed and dried wheat, grind to obtain a fine and homogeneous flour. Mix the whole meal obtained thus with a tea-spoon of salt (according to your taste as well) and add water until it gains the consistency needed.
Place a griddle in the oven, let it heat, and then turn the flame to middle. Take a part of the mixture, of the size you desire (make sure they are not too big, as they might not bake well) and roll it until it becomes like a fish-stick of approximately two-finger-width, or make round cakes of approximately one finger height.
For good baking, they need to be turned on all sides, according to the intensity of the fire. When they are roasted and hardened a little, also without losing elasticity, you may take them out and place them under a napkin or a kitchen towel so as they will not lose their humidity.
This is the rice to which only the first sheath was taken away, keeping a part of its protein shell. It is somewhat yellowish in color, and required 5 to 10 minutes longer when boiled. It is more consistent, and contains the following vitamins: A, B1, B6, and minerals: calcium, phosphor, potassium, magnesium.
It is an energetical aliment, recommended in the processes of growth and repair of the organism. It also has a slight hypo tensor effect, reason for which it is indicated in preventing vascular impotence and other complications of hyper-tension.
Millet is one of the cereals with a long history on the Old Continent. The traditional hominy was made of millet, not of corn.
It is a rich, complex cereal, containing minerals such as phosphor, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc and vitamin A in great quantities. It is used more as a medicine-food rather than food and is recommended in recovery, asthenia, urinary infection, impotence, psychic disorders.
Millet hominy is at least just as tasty as the corn hominy and has the advantage that it is Yang and has the therapeutic actions we just mentioned. There are still known old recipes for cakes made of millet. It is a Yang aliment.
From the point of view of the energetical polarity, buckwheat is the most Yang of all the cereals. Due to some of its therapeutic qualities, this cereal is very precious in one's diet, especially in vessel-protection, and revitalizing cures.
It is easy to digest and as a plus, it is slightly spicy and this makes it very tasty. It is recommended in the treatment of vascular impotence, intoxication with alcohol or tobacco, and in the diet of old people, as the buckwheat prevents sclerosis.
Another plus for consuming large quantities of the buckwheat is the fact that it puts on the brake on the development of cancerous cells, making it an important medicine-aliment in the treatment of cancer. It is a very Yang aliment.