Among the foods often seen in stores these days, there are many foods that help blood flow and are good for weight control. Lettuce, tomatoes, and nuts can be cited. It is a food that reduces the risk of triglycerides and cholesterol from processed foods and meat. You can make these foods into a single dish without eating them separately. Let’s find out about health effects, etc.
◆ Lettuce, increases blood volume and purifies
It is rich in iron, which increases blood volume and purifies it. Compared to regular vegetables, it has more water (about 90%) and less calories, so it is good for diet. It is high in minerals and vitamins. According to the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lactucarium in the milky latex of lettuce stems is good for nerve stability and helps you sleep. Lettuce, an alkaline food, is compatible with meat, an acidic food. It is good for reducing harmful substances when eaten together when grilling meat.
◆ Tomatoes help blood flow and slow down cell oxidation
Tomatoes contain lycopene, which makes the red color, at the core, reducing free radicals that are bad for the body. It helps blood flow and slows cell oxidation (damage) to help prevent various diseases such as prostate cancer and breast cancer. One tomato (200g) has only 35 kcal. It is also good for weight loss because it gives a feeling of satiety due to its moisture and dietary fiber. Heating tomatoes allows them to absorb nutrients better. Potassium component can also have an effect on blood pressure control by discharging salty components (sodium).
◆ Unsaturated fatty acids in nuts, good for blood vessel health
Nuts are high in unsaturated fatty acids, which lowers triglycerides and serum cholesterol, which are bad for the body. It reduces the fat accumulated in the blood vessels and helps blood flow well, contributing to the prevention of vascular diseases such as heart disease. Pine nuts contain more iron than walnuts or peanuts, so it is effective for anemia. Peanuts are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, which help to prevent arteriosclerosis, which makes blood vessels hard and obstructs blood flow. Walnuts contain 60-70% of unsaturated fatty acids, which wash away waste products accumulated in the body. Excessive consumption of nuts can also lead to weight gain.
◆ Lettuce, tomato, and nuts at once what diet?
Prepare tomatoes, lettuce, walnuts or peanuts, cabbage, carrots, etc. Vinegar and olive oil are needed as seasonings. 1) Cut tomatoes into easy-to-eat slices, finely shred cabbage and carrots, and thinly slice lettuce. 2) Make seasoning by mixing vinegar and olive oil. 3) Mix the vegetables with nuts, then pour seasoning on them. Mix nuts and seasonings just before eating.
◆ “Eat with protein-rich oats (oatmeal)”
Compared to other grains, oats are high in protein and contain essential amino acids in a balanced way. It is rated as the best value for plant-based protein food. However, there is a downside to the taste. If you eat it with vegetables that taste good and are rich in vitamins, you can compensate for each other’s shortcomings. Oats are also rich in beta-glucan, which lowers blood cholesterol. Since 75-80% of oat fatty acids are unsaturated fatty acids that are good for the body, it helps blood health.
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