Next, we shall present the cereals in Diet Number Seven, created and recommended by Dr. George Oshawa.
Alongside millet, wheat has been traditionally cultivated 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, with just a little water etc.
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 and grind it to obtain a fine and homogeneous flour. Mix the whole meal obtained thusly with a tea-spoon of salt (or according to your taste) and add water until it gains the needed consistency.
Use an appropriate container and place it in the oven, let it heat and then turn the flame to middle intensity. Take a part of the mixture, the size you desire (make sure it is not too big, as it might not bake well) and roll it until it becomes like a fish-stick of approximately the width of two fingers, or make round cakes of approximately one fingers height.
For better baking results, they need to be turned on all sides, according to the intensity of the fire. When they are roasted and hardened a little, without losing their elasticity, you may take them out and place them under a napkin or a kitchen towel so they will not lose their humidity.
This is rice from which only the first sheath was taken away, keeping a part of its protein shell. It is somewhat yellowish in color and requires 5 to 10 minutes longer to boil. It is more consistent and contains the following vitamins: A, B1, B6, and minerals: calcium, phosphor, potassium and magnesium.
It is an aliment that is rich in energy, recommended for processes of growth and repair performed by the organism. It also has a slight hypo tensor effect, which is why it is indicated for preventing vascular impotence and other complications caused by hyper-tension.
Millet is one of the cereals that have a long history on the Old Continent. The traditional hominy for example, was made of millet, not of corn.
It is a rich and complex cereal, containing minerals such as phosphor, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc and vitamin A in great quantities. It is used more as medicinal food rather than food and is recommended for asthenia, urinary infections, impotence and psychic disorders.
Millet hominy is at the very least just as tasty as corn hominy and has the advantage of being Yang as well as the therapeutic actions we just mentioned. There are still many old recipes for millet cakes known.
From an energy polarity point of view, 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 an added bonus, it is slightly spicy, which makes it very tasty. It is recommended for treating vascular impotence, intoxication with alcohol or tobacco and as part an older persons diet because it prevents sclerosis.
Another plus for consuming large quantities of buckwheat is the fact that it halts the development of cancer causing cells, making it an important medicinal food for the treatment of cancer. It is an accentuated Yang aliment.