Vegetable and Fruit Whitening Recipes from the Compendium of Materia Medica
[Introduction]Chinese medicine believes that white radish can “favor the five internal organs and make people white and clean muscles.”
White radish has this function because it is rich in vitamin C.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which can inhibit melanin synthesis, prevent slight oxidation, and prevent lipofuscin deposition.
Therefore, regular consumption of white radish can make the skin white and delicate.
Li Shizhen’s “Compendium of Materia Medica” records that peas “remove the dark and make the face shiny”, which clearly shows that peas are a kind of beauty food.
Modern research has confirmed that pea beans are rich in provitamin A. After human consumption, provitamin A can be quickly converted into vitamin A, and vitamin A has a moisturizing effect on the skin.
Carrots: Carrots are known as “skin foods” and can moisturize the skin.
In addition, carrots are rich in pectin, which can be combined with mercury to replace harmful components in the human body, and the skin looks more delicate and rosy.
Sweet potato: Sweet potato contains a lot of mucin, and vitamin C is also very rich. The original vitamin A content is close to that of carrots.
Eating sweet potatoes can reduce cholesterol, reduce subcutaneous faeces, supplement deficiency, strengthen spleen and stomach, and improve kidney yang, thereby helping beauty.
Mushrooms: Mushrooms are rich in nutrients, intake of protein and vitamins, trace amounts are low, and cholesterol-free.
Eating estrogen secreted by mushroom nutrition is more vigorous, which can prevent aging and anti-aging, and make the skin beautiful.
Cucumber: Cucumber contains a large amount of vitamins and free amino acids, as well as rich fruit acids, which can clean and whiten skin, eliminate sunburn and freckles, and relieve skin allergies. It is a traditional beauty product.
Winter melon: Winter melon contains trace elements zinc and magnesium.
Zinc can promote the growth and development of the human body, magnesium can make people full of energy, rosy complexion, and white skin.