What to eat? Especially the question from those who want to lose weight and rebuild their metabolism is, "What to eat sweet and super healthy?"
HICAMA is my favorite root vegetable!
The light taste and low calorie content of hickama allows you to consume it even during a weight loss diet. I'm sharing my recipes for eating hickama below. I like it raw, but it can be baked and roasted.
This root vegetable has the following energy values:
proteins - 0.72 g;
carbohydrates, 8.8 g;
fats - 0.1 g.
Calories - 38 kcal.
Hikama consists of 85-90% water, but contains about 20 useful substances and trace elements. Therefore, this product is not only for slenderness, but also for youth! Everyone needs to replenish your body with moisture and hikkama excellent for this. We do not age, and dries up, and this is a fact:-) Eat it every day and you can control cholesterol levels, your waistline, youthful skin and blood sugar levels.
What about vitamins?
The vitamin A content of hickamaw root vegetables is 21 mg, which almost completely covers the daily requirement of an adult. The vitamin is required to maintain healthy skin, hair and nails, as well as normal metabolism.
100 grams of hikama contains 20.2 mg of ascorbic acid - almost 25% of the daily requirement. Needed to speed up metabolism, strengthen blood vessels, improve immunity and physical activity.
Vitamin B4 (choline)
An essential element to maintain mental performance, improve memory, nervous and endocrine health. The tubers of hickama contains about 13.6 mg of vitamin per 100 grams of product.
The content of the vitamin in the roots of the plant is 1% of the daily norm - 0.2 mg. It helps to fight diseases of the stomach and intestines, stimulates normal liver function.
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is involved in metabolism, stimulates the adrenal glands, normalizes the acidity of the stomach. Jicama contains about 0.14 g per 100 g of product.
The amount of potassium in root crops is 150 mg or 12% of the daily requirement. The microelement is responsible for the health and full functioning of muscles and bones, and an established metabolism.
The content of phosphorus in useful parts of the culture is 18 mg, which is often almost a fifth of the daily norm. It is vital for the normal structure and health of teeth and bones, improving mental activity, attention and memory.
Root crops contain 12 mg of sodium - 2.4% of the required norm. The substance is necessary for a healthy cellular balance and maintaining optimal blood composition, normalizing water-salt metabolism, and preventing frequent overwork.
The calcium content in a vegetable at 12 mg corresponds to 12% of the daily requirement. The trace element is involved in the processes of blood clotting, building and strengthening bones and teeth, and contributes to the full absorption of vitamin D.
plant polysaccharide. Promotes the elimination of toxins, normalizes blood sugar levels and carbohydrate metabolism. It is also a probiotic that helps to form a healthy intestinal microflora.
In addition to vitamins and trace elements, jicama contains fiber, which helps cleanse the intestines, normalize blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Due to the low content of carbohydrates, root crops are recommended for weight loss, diabetes, and also during seasonal diseases to increase immunity.
Contraindications and possible harm
Like all foods high in vitamin C, jicama is strictly contraindicated for people with gastrointestinal diseases. In addition, due to the presence of inulin, the product can provoke an allergic reaction, so you should try it for the first time with caution.
Due to the risk of allergies, it is also worth avoiding jicama while pregnant and breastfeeding. Despite the lightness of the root crop, it still belongs to exotic plants, and the body's reaction to it during this period can be unpredictable.
Personally, I used it throughout my pregnancy and with great pleasure!
Below are some of my favorite recipes for sweet use, but it's great to use in a variety of savory salads.
1) Salad with Hikama "Mood"
Grate jicama, cut mango into strips, pear into cubes, orange into cubes.
Pour sauce: avocado oil + honey + tangerine oil + sesame seeds.
2) Climb Jikamu with straws and eat in bite with honey and nuts. Yes, and in itself it is sweetish and for those who want to lose weight, eat it in its pure form.
3) Salad: Jicama julienne, mandarin slices, sesame seed, olive oil and sesame seed.
4) Salad “Healthy intestines!”: Grated jicama, pineapple with cubes, chia seeds, raspberries and psyllium seeds with water, mix and beat in a blender. Pour this liquid (jelly) over our jicama and pineapple - EXCELLENT as a snack. I do it in jars as a snack. can be at home for everyone as something useful in transparent bowls.
I buy psyllium seeds in a natural store or online. The product has different names: psyllium (psyllium husk), isfaghula (ispaghula), ispaghol (ispaghol), psyllium psyllium (plantago psyllium L). In recipes, the name most often used is psyllium, it is more common.