Many are grains that have been recognized in recent years for its nutritional and slimming properties. One of them is the teff, considered a supernatural food.
Teff or Tef is a cereal with lots of history, as it is consumed in Ethiopia for 5,000 years. From these seeds it flours with a typical meal as the “ingera” (omelet large), which is used to accompany a typical dish also called “wot” is prepared is obtained.
Although its origin is Ethiopia, currently marketed in the United States and European countries (Spain, France, Germany, England and Holland).
Beyond the history of teff, certain scientific research has evaluated its medicinal and nutritional properties. As a result we know that this cereal has medicinal and nutritional properties that help you lose weight healthily.
What is the chemical composition per 100 g. Crude teff?
Protein: 13.30 g
Total fat: 2.38 gr
73.13 g carbohydrates
Fiber: 8 g
Vitamins: Vitamin E
Minerals: Calcium, magnesium, manganese and potassium
It is important that you consider that grains increase in volume when you cook. Therefore, the chemical composition of cooked teff varies during cooking.
100 gr. cooked teff provides:
19.8 carbon hydrates.
2.8 gr. fiber.
Now that you know how it is made cereal teff, on to their properties.
Cleanser. Its high fiber content makes it a food that promotes intestinal transit, thus helping to reduce the metabolism of fats and sugars in food. This process causes fewer circulating fat and sugars, and thus invites a reduction in fat tissue, a decrease of cholesterol and triglycerides and glucose normalization. It is also rich in potassium, so you can help reduce fluid retention.
Reduces appetite. Containing fiber decreases hunger or food cravings from two processes. On the one hand, it stays longer in the stomach, which increases the feeling of satiety. On the other hand, it regulates the passage of glucose into the blood, and remains stable for longer, thereby the feeling of hunger is reduced.
Antioxidant. Teff seeds contain vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that increases metabolism and reduces the effects of free radicals that cause inflammation and even arterial problems. Moreover, it provides magnesium and manganese, two minerals that further enhance the antioxidant action.
Natural probiotic. By its action on the intestinal flora, it acts as a natural probiotic and thus avoids the harmful environmental factors on different portions of the intestine.
Teff benefits are many. While it is a food that provides calories, you can incorporate into your supplemented by raw or cooked, even sprouted vegetable diet.
Cereals are necessary in the diet, even if you need to lose weight. The more you know their properties, the more you can benefit from them.