Do you know that bird’s nest contains luxurious nutrients that can be obtained from your daily meal? It is a popular dish among Chinese and is the most controversial delicacies in Chinese cuisine.
Here are the top five major health benefits of bird’s nest:
1. Skin Improvement
Most Chinese people consume this mainly for the improvement of skin as it helps you to achieve a glowing, glass skin – primarily to retain youthfulness, especially among old folks.
According to research done by Hong Kong Chinese University, the enzyme and hormone of bird’s nest help one to promote reproduction and growth of skin cells.
2. Improve Digestive System
For those who are experiencing indigestion, it is recommended to consume bird’s nest as it is known for its enzymes acting on the food in the stomach, leading to a faster digestion process. In addition, bird’s nest accelerates the metabolism rate in the human body while helping the nutrients to be absorbed easily, resulting in a faster recovery process of a weak body (1).
3. Help to Keep the Brain Active
The brain is an important organ in the human body. It controls and coordinates actions and reactions, helping us to focus and think.
Bird’s nest is good for nerve cell growth and brain development, especially in infants and children. It also slows down the risk of developing dementia and decreasing the likelihood of Parkinson’s disease in older people (1).
4. Improve Immunity
Bird’s nest contains glycoprotein, calcium, iron, fat, carbohydrate and the necessary nutrients needed by the body. It also contains a neutral energetic property which can help to boost your immune system.
Chinese people consume bird’s nest primarily for its anti-aging benefits. The anti-aging properties will make you feel energetic and achieve younger-looking skin.
A group of people who have consumed bird’s nest on a long term and regular basis has reported to have better immunity, better sleep, more energy, less sickness, and good complexion.
1. Wong, R. S. Y. (2013). Edible bird’s nest: Food or medicine? Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine, 19(9), 643–649. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11655-013-1563-y