Losing Weight And 6 Other Reasons For Eating Bamboo Shoots

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Title: Lose Weight and 6 Other Reasons to Eat Bamboo Shoots Category: Health & Wellness Tags: fresh shoots, canned shoots, eating bamboo Teaser: Bamboo may very well be one of the best sustainable food sources of all time. But most Americans don’t realize how valuable it’s tender shoots are for health and wellness. Article: You’re not a panda, so don’t expect to chomp down on a bamboo stock anytime soon. You can however, enjoy the tender bamboo shoots that sprout beside the bamboo plant. Bamboo shoots are an excellent organic source of nutrients — that grow like weeds in hot climates. That means they don’t require fertilizers or dangerous pesticides to help them thrive. But beyond taste and dense nutrient profile, there are several…show more content…
Canned varieties come packed in water and are ready to eat, and are perfectly safe. However, they should be rinsed before eating. If you notice a tinny taste or funky odor, simply boil them in fresh water for a few minutes. Dried shoots need a longer soaking time and slow, separate cooking before adding to a recipe. A super weight loss food Bamboo shoots are low in calories, low in sugar, low in carbs, but high in protein, which makes them an excellent weight-loss food. A half cup of shoots contains a mere 20 calories. In addition, there is only 3 to 4 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams serving. Their sugar content is less than most fruits and veggies with only 2.5 grams per 100 grams serving. Bamboo shoots also contain lignans, phytochemicals that support a healthy body weight. Research from Laval University in Quebec found that women with diet high in lignans had a significantly lower body fat mass. Shoots absorbs whatever flavor they are cooked in, making them an excellent low carb alternative in stews or soups. Their crunchy texture also makes them ideal for pickling, and they’re also a tasty, crunchy topping for salads. Moreover, bamboo shoots are satisfying for anyone who likes to snack, because they’ll keep you satiated without adding too many calories. Helps lowers cholesterol Eating bamboo shoots is also helpful in decreasing LDL cholesterol suggests research. That’s the “bad” cholesterol, which contributes to plaque in the arteries, making them less

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