Soy has been a food used for thousands of years in the East. Now that it is having a wide diffusion also in the West in recent years. People are now aware of the benefits that a constant and moderate use of BIO soy can bring. In fact, it is not recommended only in the case of breast cancer in progress. In addition, the habit of including it in weight loss diets is spreading and can also be included in slimming drinks.
It is very useful to include it in slimming and purifying diets for various reasons. First of all, it has a low glycemic index. That is, it slightly raises insulin which favors the entry of sugars into cells and their conversion into fats). Then it favors the construction (anabolism) of lean mass at the expense of fat mass. In addition, a meal without products of animal origin will bring significant benefits to the reduction of blood cholesterol and triglycerides. In addition to not using products deriving from the exploitation of animals. SOY MEATBALLS are a very tasty dish, low in calories, with a low glycemic index.
INGREDIENTS: – 100gr. OF DRIED SOYA; – 250gr. OF POTATOES ; – 2 SPOONS OF CORN STARCH; – GARLIC; – CHILLI – SOAKING THE SOYA, BOILING THE POTATOES AND CRUSHING THEM SO AS TO MUSH; – MIX THE TWO COMPONENTS WELL AND ADD THE CORN STARCH PREVIOUSLY MELTED IN LITTLE WATER THEN ADD THE MINCED GARLIC AND CHILLI; – FORM THE MEATBALLS, CRUSH THEM AND COOK IN THE OVEN AT MEDIUM HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR 10 MINUTES. Then serve the meatballs hot with a side of tomato salad dressed with oil and balsamic vinegar.
It is very useful to include soy in slimming and purifying diets for various reasons. That is, it has a low glycemic index (it slightly raises insulin which favors the entry of sugars into cells and their conversion into fats). Therefore it favors the construction (anabolism) of lean mass at the expense of fat mass. Then a meal without products of animal origin will bring significant benefits to the reduction of blood cholesterol and triglycerides. Furthermore, it will not use products deriving from the exploitation of animals. A diet is not only aimed at weight loss but also at achieving psychophysical well-being.
SALAD WITH TOFU AND QUINOA
The SALAD WITH TOFU AND QUINOA recipe is ideal for those who take care of their body. In fact it is rich in proteins, vitamins, mineral salts, unsaturated fats (the good ones), fibers. It is also very refreshing and tasty which obviously doesn’t hurt.
INGREDIENTS: -150gr. OF QUINOA; -150gr. DI TOFU (you can prepare it following the recipe in the blog); – 1 BUNCH OF FRESH ROCKET; – 5 SPOONS OF SWEET CORN; – SESAME SEEDS ; – FRESH OLIVES; – SOY SAUCE – WASH THE QUINOA WELL AND BOIL IT FOR 15 MINUTES, THEN DRAIN AND ADD A DRILL OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL – PREPARE A VINAGRETTE BY MIXING SOY SAUCE AND SESAME SEEDS. – MIX THE VINAGRETTE WITH THE QUINOA AND THEN ADD THE ROCKET, THE TOFU CUT IN DADINI, THE CORN, THE OLIVES CUT IN WHEELS AND THEN MIX AGAIN.
Soy is a food used for thousands of years in the East and which is also having a wide spread in the West. Then in recent years people are now aware of the benefits that a constant and moderate use of BIO soy can bring. In fact, it is not recommended only in the case of breast cancer in progress. Then it is very useful to include it in weight loss diets for various reasons.
LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX
First of all, it has a low glycemic index so can be included in slimming drinks (it slightly raises insulin and the entry of sugars into cells and their conversion into fats). Then it favors the construction (anabolism) of lean mass at the expense of fat mass. In addition, a breakfast without products of animal origin will bring significant benefits to the reduction of blood cholesterol and triglycerides. In addition, it will not use products derived from the exploitation of animals.
It is said that the most important meal of the day is breakfast. So it would be very good for your health to include a good soy meal at the beginning of the day. So I suggest to my readers an excellent drink that could be the basis of breakfast for vegetarians, vegans and anyone who is attentive to their health. It is also very tasty and refreshing. So with it you can combine flavor with significant health benefits while staying true to the vegan faith. I’m talking about an excellent smoothie that is
SOYA AND BANANA SMOOTHIE (can be included in slimming drinks)
INGREDIENTS: – 2 RIPE BANANAS; – 350ml OF SOY MILK; – 5 SPOONS OF SOY FLOUR; – 1 SPOON OF POOR BITTER COCOA, THIS DRINK CAN BE THE BASIS OF A VERY HEALTHY BREAKFAST. THEREFORE CONTAINING THE CARBOHYDRATES OF SOY MILK AND BANANA, SOY PROTEINS AND SOY AND COCOA ANTIOXIDANTS. IT IS ALSO VERY TASTY AND WILL BE APPRECIATED BY ADULTS AND CHILDREN AS WELL AS VERY SIMPLE TO PREPARE AND LOW IN CALORIES.
SMOOTHY looks similar to that of a smoothie and can also be included in slimming drinks. That is, it has an exclusively vegetable composition. So it is a favorite drink for vegetarians and even more so for vegans. But I can say, from personal experience, that everyone likes it besides the fact that it is possible to include it in weight loss diets.
It is the typical happy hour drink that can be ordered in a good bar in the city center. Just as it can be part of the drinks served in the refreshment points of the best wellness centers in big cities after a dispinning or aerobic session.
The veggy version of this drink contains plant-based milk and this makes it equally nutritious but lighter and more digestible. So this version can be included in slimming drinks too. It will take on the appearance of a sorbet when combined with finely chopped ice. If prepared with care it can be a complete “dish”. In fact, 100% vegan protein sources can be added to simple carbohydrates and vitamins and mineral salts in fruit and / or vegetables. That is, like soy, BIO soy derivatives or other legumes. In addition, it is obvious that soy is the vegetable product richest in legumes and with the highest biological value. In particular, thanks to its ability to capture atmospheric nitrogen and form protein nitrogen compounds. So I recommend preferring it when choosing the ingredients to prepare the smoothie
In addition to soy, other legumes are available such as beans, chickpeas, lupins, etc. But none have the characteristics of soy in terms of protein richness and biological value. Then the new health trends of the new “enlightened” bourgeoisie attentive to their psychophysical well-being led to the choice of drinks. That is, free of both alcohol and products of animal origin but still very tasty and nutritious. The new bourgeoisie that was born above all in the big cities is often young, attentive to health and physical fitness. It also has a strong animal rights and environmental awareness. In fact, the spread of these “new cocktails” is progressively supplanting that of alcoholic cocktails. It is also possible to include it in slimming diets, which is so present in the habits of those who are fond of happy hours. As well as simple healthy snacks in the best bars.
This trend is typical of the bourgeoisie of large cosmopolitan cities and is rapidly spreading everywhere and especially in the refreshment points of the best wellness centers. The interest in these new soft drinks is determined by the awareness of their healthiness and they can also be included in slimming drinks. That is, being alcohol-free, rich in fruit, protein of vegetable origin and free of harmful cholesterol (LDL) but containing the beneficial one (HDL).
The ingredients of the smoothies will have a high antioxidant, purifying and anticancer function. Therefore they should be considered healthy products in line with the new lines of nutraceuticals. In addition to “trendy” products. That is, in line with the new trends that lead to an interest in health and the reduced use of products of animal origin. So in this blog I have reported some excellent vegan recipes based on soy that are very simple to prepare that I have personally tried. In addition, they combine good flavor, respect for nature and attention to health.
For many years there has been an exponential growth in interest in a cuisine that does not include the use of products of animal origin. This “cultural revolution” originates from the evolution that society has recently undergone. A healthy culture has spread, a search for NO-GMO products, an environmentalist and animalist culture that was absolutely absent in previous eras. Television information and the greater dissemination of culture among increasingly broader sections of the population. In fact, it has changed the relationship with animals and with the food that arrives on our tables every day. So everyone knows that a diet rich in products of animal origin prolonged over time is harmful to health. In fact it causes weight gain, cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure gain. The consequence would be a worsening of the state of health and a shortening of life expectancy.
RISKS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
As regards the environment, it is known that farming is a dangerous source of nitrogen pollution on the land. In fact, the high-protein diet of farms causes the production of feces rich in nitrogen and therefore very polluting; the destruction of woods and forests to make way for corn and soybean crops for animal husbandry should also be considered. In addition, the rejection or reduction in the consumption of products of animal origin is becoming increasingly greater in recent years. That is due to the awareness of the suffering caused to animals by the livestock industry. All this has generated a great deal of interest in vegan and healthy alternatives to foods of animal origin.
The culinary art has evolved by producing recipes that do not involve the use of animal products and that are excellent for health. Moreover, at the same time, very tasty and, in many cases, also quite refined. The new bourgeoisie, especially if they are young, is looking for delicate, refined flavors and recipes that respect the environment and animal welfare. Velvety is a refined dish that originates from French cuisine and has undergone numerous evolutions over the centuries. One of the versions most appreciated by gourmets for its healthiness, the absence of products of animal origin, refinement and excellent flavor is the soy cream. Then flavored with the delicacy and creaminess of the tofu and the aroma of cinnamon.
doc. Massimiliano Mangafà