What is a talkan, I think, not everyone knows. And it’s a pity, because a significant part of the products that we usually eat not only do not benefit, but also harm our body. It is food that is the source of energy for our body, it is it that contributes to the preservation and restoration of health.
A bit of history
Talkan is flour made from sprouted and roasted grains of wheat or barley. An indispensable product of the ancient nomads who lived in the east of our country. The history of talkan goes back many centuries. During the excavations of the camps of nomads, barley grains were found, which were 11-12 thousand years old. The nomads, who spent most of their lives on the road, needed food that would quickly and effectively satisfy hunger and restore strength. Food that would be stored for a long time and was the most beneficial to health. Just such a product is the talkan.
In ancient times, the method of its preparation was quite laborious. Sprouted grains were roasted in a large iron cup until light brown, then ground in a mortar and then additionally ground on a stone grater into flour. The finished flour was sifted through a sieve. Now this process is automated and does not take so much labor and time.
Why is talkan so valued
During the germination of grain, complex biochemical processes take place in it. Under the influence of water and heat, the grains swell, and the activity of enzymes is activated in them. Enzymes convert proteins, fats and starch into a form that is easily digestible by our body. In addition, the content of various microelements and vitamins (E, A, H, C, F) increases several times in the grain. Thanks to all these useful properties, talkan brings great benefits to our body:
- phosphorus and boron contribute to the full activity of the brain and clarity of mind;
- iron increases hemoglobin levels and prevents anemia;
- vitamin B3 reduces the level of cholesterol and blood fats;
- potassium is necessary for normal heart function and helps to lower blood pressure;
- vitamin C strengthens the immune system;
- vitamin E slows down the aging process, restores reproductive function, promotes wound healing, improves the condition and appearance of hair and nails, and has an anticarcinogenic effect.
This product is complete and safe for diabetics. Among other things, talkan contains a large amount of dietary fiber and fiber, which help to improve the functioning of the intestines, remove toxins from the body and normalize metabolism. It was this property that helped the talkan to gain such popularity among modern beauties.
Daily use of this product helps to reduce weight without feeling hungry and getting a full range of nutrients. Further information will be useful for those who are interested in this very useful property of the talkan.
Talkan for weight loss
Most nutritionists are of the opinion that the problem of overweight is not in genetically modified foods, as many claim, but in malnutrition. The fact is that the bulk of the products that we use are either refined. or all sorts of refined products.
Such products are high in calories, easy to digest and contain almost no dietary fiber. By eating such products, we free the intestines from the need to work. This reduces its peristalsis and undigested food residues do not come out completely. They accumulate in the intestines, settle on its walls and interfere with the main function of this organ – the absorption of nutrients.
Talkan, containing a large amount of vegetable fiber, is not completely digested. Leaving the body, it, like a brush, carries away the accumulated residues, cleanses the intestinal walls and restores peristalsis. And proper bowel function is the key to a good figure. Talkan can be added to cutlets, desserts and cereals, as well as consumed in the form of drinks and jelly.
- “Drink of Strength”
The peoples of Bashkiria have an old recipe called “drink of strength”. To prepare it, you will need a tablespoon of black tea, half a glass of milk and three tablespoons of talkan. Tea is poured with a glass of boiling water, then allowed to brew for a while and filtered. Then add milk, talkan to it and mix thoroughly. Divided into three parts. This healthy drink should be consumed half an hour before meals three times a day. The fiber contained in the talkan quickly swells in the stomach and while eating, you will no longer be able to eat as much food as you would have eaten before.
- Talkan cocktail.
The greatest benefit, of course, is the use of talkan in its raw form. You can mix two tablespoons of wheat or barley flour with a glass of kefir. It will be useful to drink such a cocktail in the morning before meals or in the evening instead of dinner. The drink is low-calorie and, at the same time, very useful for digestion. I would like to recommend it to those who often have constipation. Regular consumption of kefir mixed with talkan will help to completely or partially eliminate this unpleasant problem. If desired, kefir can be replaced with yogurt. This will only improve the taste of the dish.
- Instant porridge from talkan.
Take 50 grams of talkan, fill it with hot milk. For a lower calorie content, you can mix milk with water. Stir so that no lumps form, and let the porridge brew and swell. At your request, you can add dried fruits, raisins or honey.
- First courses with talkan.
Talkan is coarse and fine grinding. Coarsely ground talkan can be used instead of cereals that you are used to using for cooking first courses. The difference is that you need to add it at the very end or directly into a bowl of soup, waiting 3 minutes for the talkan to swell.
- Sweet dessert.
This recipe will make the use of talkan not only useful, but also enjoyable. Take 1 teaspoon of talkan, add it to 150 gr. sour cream or ice cream and beat the mixture with a mixer. Put fresh fruit in there. This dessert will be enjoyed by the whole family. But we should not forget that it is more high-calorie than the previous dishes. Therefore, if your task is to lose extra pounds, you need to use it in small quantities.
Everything needs moderation
The use of any useful product can give quite the opposite effect, if you do not follow the measure. The high content of dietary fiber in talkan can cause irritation of the intestinal walls and diarrhea if its amount exceeds 8 tablespoons per day. Special…