Now Let's Talk about Edible Bird's Nest
Quick Overview About Edible Bird's Nest
What is edible bird's nest? Why are they so popular in the Chinese community and what are the benefits?
What is a bird's nest? The bird's nest is the nest of the sea swift. It is built mainly on the cliffs of tropical and subtropical islands, surrounded by undulating waves, blue skies and white clouds above it. The golden lynx begins to nest in spring, and its mouth may release a kind of colloidal saliva. Once spit out, it will be dried by the sea breeze and become a transparent and slightly yellowish substance that is the main ingredient in a bird's nest. Golden Swift uses this type of saliva, fine seaweed, down feathers, and soft plant fibers to create nests. This is what we call the "bird's nest".
The Swift belongs to a class of birds, the Swift family. It is a migratory bird that flies from Siberia and other places to natural caves along the tropical coast from December to March each year to breed. The golden swift is smaller than the swallows we usually see. The feathers on the back are gray-brown with a golden sheen, the wings are pointed and long, with all four fingers sprouting forward. There is a well-developed mucus gland in the throat of this swallow, and the saliva it secretes can condense in the air, which is the main material for building the nest.
For about 1200 years, the Chinese have prepared and consumed the bird's nest as a soup. The nests are considered to have a high nutritional and medicinal value, believed to contain anti-aging and anti-cancer properties to the ability to improve concentration and raise libido.
The nest contains carbohydrates, ash and small amounts of fat (natural fat molecules). Previous studies have shown that nests contain substances that can promote cell division and growth, promote tissue growth and regeneration, and prevent flu infection.
Benefits for People at Different Ages
When men consume edible bird’s nest, it nourisher their lungs and stomach, replenish Qi and spleen, improve physical fitness, enhance physical fitness, relieve stress and eliminate fatigue. Another good bird's nest effectiveness is to clear the lungs and nourish the lungs, which is very good for the respiratory system. Modern men are under tremendous pressure at work and in life, and they often have to socialize, smoke and drink. The bird's nest is a rare good product for "lung washing".
Edible bird's nest, which consumed by women regularly, keep the skin moisturized, smooth, elasticize and regulate the hormonal circulation. Edible bird’s nest has good effects against women in skin caring, soften and whitening, clearing acne, replenish and support blood circulation, and remove stagnation. It also has beneficial effects for women with menstrual disorders, such as menstrual pain and bleeding.
Women need dietary supplements most during pregnancy, because the edible bird's nest is rich in active proteins, it can promote the development of human tissues and improve immunity. The consumption of an edible bird’s nest by pregnant women can not only nourish the mother's body, but also the acid contained in the edible bird's nest can strengthen future newborns.
Middle-aged and Elderly
Middle-aged and elderly people are in a phase of physical decline. The active water-soluble glycoproteins in the edible bird's nest can directly stimulate the growth of immune system cells, improve human immunity, promote metabolism, effectively improve blood circulation and lower cholesterol.
Children and Teens
Consuming edible bird's nest regularly can promote metabolism, improve physical performance, strengthen all aspects of body functions, strengthen immunity, increase resistance, prevent disease invasion and promote brain development, increase intelligence and responsiveness.