In Peru it is a tradition to see every morning the carts where drinks made with medicinal plants are sold in Peru emollient u other infusions and of quinoa, maca and kiwicha. Although their consumption is associated with winter, as they will enjoy the heat, they are also a great alternative for summer and, especially, in February when it is celebrated. If you are a lover of their taste, here are the health benefits they bring.
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Every February 20 is the Emollient Day, Quinoa, Maca, Kiwicha and other natural and traditional drinks. Each of them provides several reasons to be included in the daily diet and to have a healthy life.
The importance of its consumption
He emollient it is an arrival of the tisaneras, itinerant salesmen of medicinal waters of the Viceroyal Lima. In the carts it is usually combined with various herbs such as chancapiedra, oña de gato, alfalfa, maca, linaza, among others.
“The consumption of drinks based on grains is beneficial for its high content of protein and fiber, this not only provides us with nutrients but also satiety. The emollient is a diuretic drink for its barley content, in addition to the flaxseed rich in omega 6 and 9, has a high soluble fiber content. Maca is a drink that provides energy and minerals “explained to El Comercio Magician Ingrid Pérez, nutritionist at Oncosalud.
Benefits for hydration
While these drinks are enjoyed hot on days of intense cold, their consumption is good throughout the year. “Hydration is important and essential for maintaining health, it helps us maintain healthy skin, and the proper functioning of vital organs such as rivers, which in turn are involved in regulating blood pressure. Consuming drinks based on grains is much more beneficial than other types of sugary or ultra-processed beverages such as packaged soft drinks. ”adds the specialist who promotes the launch of the page www.veranosincancer.pe to provide more information on the prevention of skin cancer.
These traditional natural drinks, such as quinoa and kiwicha “They have peptides associated with the prevention of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and prostate cancer. The varieties of red and black beans in these foods have bioactive agents that have an antioxidant effect and help prevent chronic diseases related to oxidative stress, including cancer. “.
How to prepare emollient
- 1 cup flaxseed
- 4 liters of water
- 8 boldo leaves
- 150 grams of horsetail
- 150 grams of toasted barley
- 1 pineapple peel
- 1 quince
- Lemon juice to taste
- Sugar to taste
- Place the 4 liters of water together with all the ingredients except the sugar in a pot. Bring the water to a boil over medium heat until the flaxseed bursts. If desired, you can add quince and whole cinnamon to give it a special flavor.
- Remove from heat, pass through a sieve. Add lemon juice and sugar to taste.
- Depending on the season, the drink is enjoyed cold or hot.
Why is your birthday celebrated every February 20th?
He Emollient Day, Quinoa, Maca, Kiwicha and other traditional natural drinks is a date decreed by Law No. 30198 approved by the Congress of the Republic and enacted in May 2014. This law recognizes the expenditure or outpatient sale on public roads of beverages made with medicinal plants in emollient or other infusions and quinoa. , maca and kiwicha as micro-enterprises generating productive self-employment.
In addition, it recognizes the public-social, tourist and cultural interest of this economic activity of social inclusion and important disseminator of the consumption of traditional natural products in Peru.