Los beneficios de la manzana en tus recetas
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Los beneficios de la manzana en tus recetas

Por Kiwilimón - Septiembre 2011
  La manzana es una de las frutas más comunes que posee muchas propiedades beneficiosas y nos aporta nutrientes esenciales que nos permiten funcionar correctamente. Quizás no lo sabías pero una gran cantidad de los nutrientes que aporta esta fruta se encuentran en la cáscara, así es, por tanto, a la hora de comerla siempre lo mejor es no pelarla. De esta forma podemos beneficiarnos al máximo de lo que esta tiene para aportarnos. Al comer la cáscara de la manzana no solamente obtenemos más fibra sino también la acción antioxidante es más fuerte, lo cual nos protege de enfermedades como el cáncer y las cardíacas. Además, la piel de la manzana, es la parte de la fruta más rica en polifenoles. Por otro lado, el secreto de la manzana se encuentra en los fitoquímicos que posee como se descubrió recientemente, los cuales están en la piel. Recetas de cocina recomendadas con manzana:Empanadas de ManzanaSouffle de Manzanas y Almendras LightEnsalada de Col Morada, Nuez y ManzanaTarta Francesa de Manzanas
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Leer en españolIn recent years, a lot of people have said goodbye to foods with gluten, regardless of whether they suffer from celiac disease or not, because of all the negative information around this substance. Keep reading to find out more about the myths and facts of this protein so that you can choose wisely whether you hop on the gluten-free diet or not. What Is Gluten? Gluten is a protein that is contained in many kinds of cereal, like wheat, barley, and rye, as well as foods like pasta, bread, pizza, and soy sauce, among others. Those with celiac disease cannot eat food with gluten because it causes them swelling, intestinal damage, and other reactions in their bodies. Who Should Follow a Gluten-Free Diet? According to Harvard’s School of Medicine, those who must avoid food with gluten are the ones who suffer from celiac disease as it is fundamental to stay healthy.On the other hand, some people might not be allergic to gluten but are gluten intolerant. These people show symptoms like inflammation, diarrhea, and stomachaches when they eat food with this protein.Therefore, there are two groups of people who should stick to a gluten-free diet: Those with celiac disease and those who show pain or discomfort after eating food with gluten. In any case, it is best to seek medical advice to determine whether someone can eat gluten or not. What Is Wrong with Gluten?According to experts, gluten is not so bad, as there is no current scientific research that shows that eating gluten-free foods will improve someone’s health or will help prevent several diseases.Is It Wrong to Stop Eating Gluten?Although this kind of diet has multiple health benefits for certain people, not eating gluten could harm your health because these foods contain vitamins and minerals like iron and folic acid. In addition to this, experts from Harvard University assert that gluten-free food contains more sugar and fat and less fiber. Moreover, recent studies point out that those who follow gluten-free meal plans gain weight.The Health Benefits of Gluten Even though it has become a trend to eat gluten-free foods, which are more expensive, scientific studies have confirmed the health benefits of gluten. A study published in 2017, that included 100,000 people non-allergic to gluten, found no evidence that a diet with gluten was linked to heart diseases. On the contrary, the study asserts that those who do not eat food with gluten have a higher risk of heart diseases.On top of that, several studies have linked eating cereal to better health. Those who eat more whole grains are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, strokes, and other heart diseases.Now that you know gluten is not as bad as it seems, and if you are sure that you suffer from celiac disease or are gluten-intolerant, then you should avoid this protein. In this case, it is best to seek expert advice and to keep a healthy diet rich in vegetables, fruits, protein, legumes, grains, nuts, and animal protein, as well as gluten-free foods, like quinoa, brown rice, amaranth, maize, oats, and buckwheat. Read more: The Surprising Benefits of Cabbage Gluten-Free Recipes Kiwilimón cares about your health, which is why we have a wide selection of gluten-free recipes for any occasion. You must try them!Gluten-free desserts Gluten-free bread Gluten-free recipes Gluten-free sidesTranslated by Miranda Perea
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