Stroke and heart attack are caused by the hardness of the artery, but there is a cause drawing an attention in the medical world.
The cause is constipation.
Stools accumulated in the intestine produce a huge amount of toxin which damages the blood vessel, developing diseases.
According to a research published on The American Journal of Gastroenterology in 2010, having constipation doubles the risk of dying from heart attack or stroke in 15 years compared to not having constipation.
So it is important to solve constipation as soon as possible.
In general, it is said that dietary fibers and fermented food are good for constipation.
Dietary fibers increase the amount of stool and push the stool out.
Fermented food regulates the intestinal bacteria, activating the movement of the intestine and promoting a bowel movement.
But there are a lot of people who are suffering from constipation Even if they eat dietary fibers and fermented food regularly.
The key word to improve constipation is bile acid, which is a type of digestive juices owned by everybody in the body.
When bile acid and what is eaten reach the large intestine, the large intestine starts to move actively, forming and delivering stool to the anus.
Food increasing the amount of bile acid reaching the large intestine
The food is Allium chinense.
The more water soluble dietary fiber is eaten, the more Bile acid is included in stool.
Allium chinense is rich in water soluble dietary fiber.
When you eat general food, bile acid is absorbed in the small intestine and barely reaches the large intestine.
On the other hand, when you eat food containing a lot of water soluble dietary fiber, water soluble dietary fiber wraps around bile acid, making bile acid difficult to be absorbed in the small intestine, and bile acid reaching the large intestine activates the movement of the large intestine, improving constipation.
Water soluble dietary fiber content (within 100 grams):
Okura: 1.4 g
Burdock: 2.3 g
Allium chinense: 9.1 g
Though Allium chinense is rich in water soluble dietary fiber, the amount of water soluble dietary fiber needed to eat in order to improve constipation is 6 grams per day, which is 8 pieces of Allium chinense.
Bile acid is secreted more when oil is taken.
It is good to stir-fry or deep fry Allium chinense because bile acid can be delivered effectively to the large intestine by taking oil and water soluble dietary fiber at the same time.
A 70 years old woman who had been suffering from constipation for 50 years and had a bowel movement once in every 3 days attended the experiment. The secretion of her bile acid was poor. She ate 8 pieces of Allium chinense per day for 5 days and had bowel movements 4 times within 5 days.
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