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How bamboo shoots help with your health
Bamboo shoots are considered to be one of the most nutritious foods useful for the overall development of the body.
With temperatures fluctuating daily, experts suggest that a healthy diet to boost immunity, improve cardiovascular health and maintain blood pressure is essential to staying fit this season.
According to nutritionist Lovneet Batra, including bamboo shoots in your diet can improve gut health, protect the heart, brighten the skin and give you stronger bones.
"Bamboo shoots play an immense role as a health food because they have a high content of protein, amino acids, carbohydrates and many important minerals and vitamins and are very low in fat, to keep us healthy," the expert wrote in an Instagram post.
It helps in digestion
This vegetable has a relatively high content of up to 4 percent cellulose, promotes the peristaltic movement of the intestines and aids digestion.
"It also prevents constipation and reduces body fat. It also acts as a prebiotic, meaning they provide fuel for the beneficial bacteria in your gut," says the nutritionist.
It promotes heart health
Bamboo shoots are rich in phytosterols, ideal for lowering harmful LDL or bad cholesterol. This improves blood circulation and promotes overall cardiovascular health. Due to its high content of vitamin K, bamboo helps maintain normal blood pressure and is labeled as a heart protective vegetable.
It helps in collagen synthesis
This vegetable is rich in silica. "Silica is the third most abundant element in the human body after zinc and iron. Silica increases tissue levels of hydroxyproline, an important amino acid required for collagen and elastin synthesis," the expert wrote.
Crucial for bone health
Bamboo shoots are rich in calcium and manganese, which increase bone density and strength. Plus, they're high in vitamin C, which aids in the absorption of other essential minerals for bone health.
It helps with weight loss
Bamboo shoots are low in calories but high in fiber, making them a great addition to a healthy weight-loss diet. "Fiber can help slow stomach emptying so you feel full longer between meals," says the nutritionist.
Discover it for yourself now and try the bamboo shoots of Valle del Sole.