Radicchio is one of the most used dishes at the table. Starting with risotto and ending with mixed salads. There are different types of radicchio and according to the type the flavor also changes. It is not always loved by everyone as it has a bitter taste, although some types may be sweeter to the taste. It is a vegetable that has so many health benefits, thanks to the presence of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It has only 13 kcal and the nutritional values are:
- 94 g of water;
- 1.4 g of protein;
- 0.1 g of fat;
- 0 mg of cholesterol;
- 1.6 g of carbohydrates;
- 3 g of fiber.
It also features vitamins of group B, A and C.
To combine with salads, this secret ingredient contains properties that could be great for detoxifying the body and controlling cholesterol.
In terms of the presence of minerals, potassium plays a fundamental role but also magnesium, phosphorus, calcium are present in optimal quantities. As seen above, it has a good amount of water, this would make it a highly digestible, purifying, detoxifying food and it would seem excellent for those suffering from constipation, as it would soften the stool allowing for a better transit. It is recommended in low calorie diets because it has a very low calorie intake. Furthermore, the fibers contained in radicchio would be able to retain the sugars present in the blood and this could be excellent for diabetic subjects (type 2 diabetes).
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties it is also useful for those suffering from psoriasis. Psoriasis leads to the formation of spots on the body and the intake of radicchio would alleviate the discomfort caused by this disease. Contains anthocyanins and tryptophan and the latter would help fight insomnia. Nutrients present in radicchio such as lycopene and quercetin would lower blood pressure levels. Furthermore, by stimulating the production of bile, radicchio could reduce bad cholesterol levels, thus offering greater protection to the heart. Among the vitamins, in addition to those mentioned above, there is also vitamin K. The latter is essential for maintaining bone health, as it forms and strengthens them. It is also beneficial for brain health, as it would prevent nerve cell damage.
To combine with salads, this secret ingredient contains properties that would appear to be useful for the health of your body. In the kitchen it can be prepared in many ways, it could be used as an alternative to other vegetables.
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