A diet Health is part of a routine to obtain physical and mental health benefits, which must be accompanied by physical activity and other habits, especially over the years. It is no coincidence that he is being prosecuted delay ageing AND improve digestion to avoid being overweight.
As is known, there are many “miracle diets” that aim to lose weight quickly, but end up getting the rebound effect contrary to our wishes.
In that line, the the nutritionist Abel Marine asked to be attentive to these magical recipes in a book Diets, a quick dip, as in reality they may not have it no long-term effects and claimed academic rigor and scientific evidence.
For this reason, as a complement to a good food routine, there are products that can give us an extra boost thanks to its properties, vitamins and mineral salts.
They are known as superfoods, a name they have earned for their excellent nutritional values. Some contribute to weight loss, prevent hair loss, improve vision or help intestinal transit.
And there is one, little known, that is worth putting on the table.
Yacón: how to eat this food
He yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius) is a tuber grown in the warm, temperate zones of the Andes for its crunchy texture and sweet flavor, reports Wikipedia.
Close “relative” of the sunflower and Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), this plant that can be eaten from roots to leaves, can be eaten both raw and in salads and jams. And it has a very refreshing taste.
It is eaten as raw fruit or juice, always natural. And its leaves can also be taken as an infusion.
Anyway, before making any decisions always consult a doctor or nutritionist to determine the steps to follow and what is convenient or not according to each person.
The Faculty of Agronomy of the University of Ibaraki (Japan) has been the one that has published the most material regarding yacon, which is why it has developed several recipes and diversified new products such as wine and yacon syrup, they describe.
In any case, they point out that yacon was also heavily used and was known in the Inca Empirewho consumed it in religious celebrations.
but on site ABC Healththey also describe some of its properties that make it a superfood.
Yacon roots contain phenolic compounds, mainly derivatives of chlorogenic and caffeic acids, both of which are considered antioxidants that contribute to stop cellular aging and strengthen the immune systemthey warn.
good for diabetes
Yacon is an excellent food for people with diabetes, as it is low in sugar, therefore it does not affect blood glucose levels much.
It’s a superfood that works avoid heavy digestionsin addition to containing probiotics and fiber which protect and stimulate the intestinal flora.
Helps to lose weight
Yacon is ideal for weight loss or weight control. The reason has to do with the fact that as well as satisfying high protein contentit is very low in calories and sugar, making it ideal to eat as a snack.
“The soluble fibers in yacon increase the feeling of satiety, reducing appetite,” they indicate on the portal Your Saude.
Lowers cholesterol and triglycerides
This superfood is also suitable for those looking for regulate bad LDL cholesterol and stay down blood triglycerides.
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