JICAMA BENEFITS

by anne cera (24.05.2021)

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the market, as piles in the Day of the Dead offerings or as part of the delicious content of a posada’s piñata.

Yes, there is jicama in piles and that's why you have to take advantage of it! Not only is it delicious, it is also very good to take care of your health and also of your weight (now that we are in the season of more meals of the year, this fruit falls very well).

Discover all its benefits, eat it now!

JICAMA BENEFITS

HELPS TO LOSE WEIGHT

Jicama is high in fiber, which helps you lose weight. Its fiber mixes with stomach fluid, which causes you to feel full longer and avoid overeating.

That's right: jicama is excellent for causing satiety, avoiding cravings and helping you consume much fewer calories during the day, because, in addition. it is very low in caloric content, as a 100-gram serving has only 35 calories.

JICAMA IMPROVES DIGESTION

Another reason why it also helps to lose weight is that its fiber helps regulate digestive function, avoiding constipation problems.

STRENGTHENS BONES

It is rich in copper, magnesium and manganese, essential minerals to take care of your bones and keep them strong. What's more, it helps to repair damaged or fractured bones and prevents the onset of osteoporosis.

BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM WITH JICAMA

This year we have had to take care of ourselves, and in this cold season, even more. This vegetable helps to strengthen the defenses, avoiding infections and diseases, as it has a high content of vitamin C.

LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE

It is high in potassium, which controls sodium levels in the blood. This reduces blood pressure, the tension in the arteries and veins, in addition to reducing the risk of heart problems.

IMPROVE CIRCULATION BY CONSUMING JICAMA

It also has iron and copper, minerals that contribute to the production of red cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body, tissues and other cells, thus avoiding circulation problems.

FIGHT DIABETES

In these times, when we like to eat everything, it is important that we watch our diet to avoid the development of diseases such as diabetes.

 

Jicama contains insoluble fiber called inulin, which is not metabolized into sugar, unlike other carbohydrates, which is ideal for consumption by people with diabetes.

INCREASE COGNITIVE FUNCTION

And if that were not enough, this vegetable increases cognitive capacity, improving mental functions, ideal for students when they have exams or when you need to concentrate.

HEALTHY FOOD IS THE KEY IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO DETOXIFY YOUR BODY, SO WE SHARE THESE DELICIOUS DETOX RECIPES TO START THE PROCESS.

Start the year making healthy food choices that cleanse your body and fill you with energy without forgetting the taste and textures. Know the benefits of detox!

WHAT IS DETOX?

' Detox ' or ' detoxification ' is a process by which the body is cleansed of toxins, excess fluids and other impurities.

Although in its beginnings it was associated as a method to lose weight, detox proposes a healthy and comprehensive lifestyle: keeping the body hydrated, avoiding excesses and eliminating harmful habits are an integral part of this trend.

There are several ways to detoxify the body, but the most used is through drinks made from fruits and vegetables.

HOW DOES THE DETOXIFICATION PROCESS WORK?

  • It is a cleansing process for the body to cleanse itself of chemicals and stressors.
  • This process cleanses the blood of toxins that pass to the liver, where they are processed to be eliminated.
  • Although the liver is responsible for discarding them, sometimes it becomes congested.
  • The goal with detox is to revive and revitalize you.

HOW TO PREPARE THE BODY TO DETOXIFY IT?

Detox is a comprehensive program that works day and night. Here are some ways to balance your body before doing a detox, in order for it to function as well as possible.

  • Start the morning with a cup of warm lemon water and a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Brush your body dry to promote circulation.
  • Have a light and balanced breakfast.
  • Get some exercise (yoga, walk, or bike)
  • Hydrate especially between meals.
  • Choose foods rich in nutrients.
  • Take three breaks a day: relax, close your eyes for a few seconds, and take five deep breaths.
  • Light dinner and good time.
  • Avoid sleepless nights; rest is essential to keep the body in good condition

BENEFITS OF DOING A DETOX DIET

  • Improves digestion
  • Stimulates the absorption and assimilation of nutrients
  • Renew body energy.
  • Invigorates the body.
  • Control anxiety.
  • Moisturizes the skin.
  • Improves memory.
  • Encourages concentration.
  • Control the weight of the person who carries it out.

HEALTHY FOOD RECIPES

DETOX RECIPES

A suitable combination of ingredients has the power to eliminate from your body what it no longer needs.

DETOX SOUP

Contains carrot, which eliminates toxins and reduces the growth of bacteria naturally; coconut oil has fatty acids that, in addition to being transformed into energy, lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Nori seaweed absorbs toxins and balances the pH.

INGREDIENTS

For soup:

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 2 chambray onions, thinly sliced ​​(with stem)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups of mixed mushrooms filleted
  • 1 Cup of carrot in small cubes
  • 2 cups broccoli sprigs
  • A pinch of salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • ½ teaspoon grated fresh turmeric
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt and ground black pepper
  • 5 cups of vegetable stock

At your service:

  • 2 nori seaweed filleted
  • 1 cup of kale washed, disinfected and filleted
  • Lemons quartered to taste

PREPARATION

For soup:

  1. Heat a pot, melt the coconut oil, add the onions and garlic; cook without stopping to stir for 5 minutes or until they turn translucent.
  2. Add the vegetables, grated roots, and spices and sauté for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the bottom and lower the heat when it starts to boil; cook 10 more minutes or until vegetables are tender.

At your service:

  1. Serve the soup hot in bowls. Add some seaweed and kale for garnish; enjoy with lemon juice.

LEEK AND ONION SOUP WITH WATERCRESS

It is detox because the pore contains fiber, which helps digestion and reduces cholesterol levels in the blood. Yellow onion has amino acids with sulfur, whose main function is to detoxify the liver, while watercress causes the body to release enzymes that prevent the accumulation of toxins in the body.

INGREDIENTS

For soup

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 medium pore, in half moons
  • 2 small yellow onions filleted
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green pear without skin and in small cubes
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 3½ cups unsalted vegetable broth
  • A pinch of salt, ground black pepper and ground nutmeg

At your service

  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 cup of small watercress, clean, washed and disinfected
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 lemon (the juice)

PREPARATION OF THE DETOX SOUP

For soup

  1. Heat a medium deep pot over medium heat.
  2. Pour in avocado oil and add the leek, onion and garlic; cook for 7 minutes over low heat without stopping stirring or until they turn translucent.
  3. Add the pear, rosemary and thyme, and cook for 3 more minutes.
  4. Add 3 cups of broth and boil for 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer the ingredients to your blender, remove the thyme branches and allow to cool slightly; blend carefully to avoid burning yourself, until you get a heavy and homogeneous consistency; add more broth as needed.
  6. Return the soup to the pot and heat for a few minutes.
  7. Rectify the flavor with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

At your service

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the watercress, sugar and salt; sauté for a few seconds to get all the flavor.
  2. Remove from the heat and squeeze the lemon juice; reservation.
  3. Serve the soup hot and decorate the plates with the sautéed watercress. Enjoy immediately.

HEALTHY EDAMAME AND BASIL SOUP

This soup is detox because basil has antibacterial properties; It acts as a diuretic to help the body expel toxins and is rich in antioxidants that protect the liver.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • 1 medium potato without skin and in small cubes
  • A cup of frozen edamames
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • A pinch of ground cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 8 cups unsalted vegetable broth
  • A pinch of salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of mint washed and disinfected
  • 3 tablespoon basil leaves, washed and disinfected
  • 2 tablespoons hazelnut oil (optional)

PREPARATION

  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet; add the onion and let it soften.
  2. Add the potato and cook for 10 more minutes over medium heat. Add edamames, curry, paprika, and cayenne pepper; Stir constantly for 1 minute to integrate flavors.
  3. Pour part of the broth, just until the vegetables are covered; the rest add it as it evaporates. Boil for 8 minutes or until the potato is soft. Increase the flavor with salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer the ingredients to your blender, let it cool slightly and add mint, basil and yogurt; blend until fully incorporated and obtain a smooth and homogeneous texture.
  5. Serve the soup to your liking, it can be hot, warm or cold. Garnish with basil leaves and hazelnut oil.

CORN CHOWDER

It is detox because avocado contains a nutrient called glutathione, which blocks carcinogens and helps detoxify the body of chemicals. For its part, cashews are rich in antioxidants that prevent damage to cells.

INGREDIENTS

For soup

  • 3 clean baby corn
  • 1 avocado, quartered
  • ½ seedless lemon (the juice)
  • 1 serrano pepper, clean and chopped
  • A pinch of salt and ground black pepper
  • 4 cups of cold water

At your service

  • Parsley washed, disinfected and chopped to taste
  • Lemons quartered to taste

PREPARATION

For soup

  1. Shell the corn with the help of a sharp knife and reserve; pass the rest to your blender.
  2. Scrape the cob once more with the knife to remove the pulp that is still attached and the natural juice of the corn; empty into blender.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients except the walnuts and blend on high speed for three minutes or until the mixture is well incorporated.
  4. Add the walnuts inside and blend for 20 more seconds.
  5. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.

At your service

Serve the soup in individual bowls and garnish with the reserved corn kernels and parsley. Enjoy with lemon juice.

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