How often do you eat polenta?
Or, should I ask, have you ever eaten polenta?
In this article, I will show you why it is important to consume polenta and how much you will benefit from adding it to your diet.
Health Boosting Properties of Polenta
Polenta is made from cornflour, which is extremely rich in:
- Unsaturated fatty acids (85-90%) -> which are great for reducing the risk of high blood cholesterol
- Carbohydrates -> which fill you up with tons of energy and (this is the best part) it doesn’t allow fat to stick anywhere in your body. In fact, a moderate consumption of polenta can actually help you lose weight, because certain molecules in its composition fasten the degradation process of the fat molecules.
- Lots of B vitamins -> especially vitamin B1, which helps tone down the damaging effects of stress on your body and benefits the functioning of the nervous system, muscles, heart and red blood cell production.
- Vitamin E -> which protects us from arthritis, lowers cholesterol levels, reduces the risk of atherosclerosis and, implicitly, heart attacks. Plus, it also helps your body’s cells regenerate, since it stimulates the process of cell renewal.
- Vitamin A -> is a powerful antioxidant that not only helps you lose weight, but it’s important to your body’s overall functioning.
- Fiber -> which helps optimize your bowel movements, is a great diuretic and helps with water retention problems.
Polenta doesn’t contain gluten! So you can use it to successfully replace rice, wheat or other cereals containing gluten. And also..
Corn retains over 60% of its nutrients, even when it’s subjected to high temperatures.
And here’s an astonishing fact: boiled corn contains the necessary amount of potassium for the proper functioning of your muscles and heart.
You can also enjoy the following benefits polenta provides:
Protects Your Stomach
Hyper-acid gastritis and ulcer are ameliorated by the consumption of warm polenta. And besides its acidity-reducing effect, it also has a slightly soothing, sedative action.
Combats Mental Illnesses
Endocrinology researchers say that a daily consumption of polenta decreases the risk of mental illness caused by thyroid dysfunction by 60%.
Eating polenta at least a few times per week also benefits diabetic patients, because it regulates the concentration of your blood glucose in the body.
Neutralizes Toxins In Your Body
The polenta is also a true adjutant in detoxifying the body and cleansing the intestines. The detoxifying effect of corn compounds makes it easier for the liver to neutralize toxic substances, and reduce the risk of liver failure and cirrhosis.
Health Boosting Polenta Recipe
Here’s the easiest way to make polenta:
Add two handfuls of corn flour in half a liter of boiling water and let it boil for about twenty minutes, while stirring continuously, so that it does not clog and form lumps.
Let it cool for a few minutes before consuming it.
External Use: The Polenta Poultice For Colds
This is a great remedy for acute bronchitis, influenza, pneumonia and chronic cough that I’ve heard about from one Romanian patient of mine. I’ve tried it myself and it’s truly soothing.
So here’s what you need to do.
Place a thick layer of gauze on your chest, on which you’ve previously spread a thick layer of polenta (the more warmth you can handle the better; be careful not to burn yourself in the process).
Cover yourself with a blanket and leave it on for half an hour. When in need, do it once a day until you notice improvements.
What are your thoughts on this topic?
Were you aware of polenta’s therapeutic properties?
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To your health.