Now you can indulge yourself with these 5 healthy nutritious pastry recipes as pastries are not forbidden on a diet (as long as they consist of natural unharmful ingredients).
The recipes below include chocolate, kefir, casein, banana, apples, poppy seeds and many more. Studies and research proved that chocolate has benefits for health.
The main ingredient of chocolate, which is cocoa, contains natural phenolic compounds. Cocoa content is higher in dark chocolate, and you will get more benefits if you intake chocolate with higher levels of cocoa.
There is a vast range of chocolate brands in the market. Dark chocolate contains less sugar (fat).
Kefir cleans the gut while it is digested easily, and also provides your body with vitamins, minerals, and of course protein. It helps the immune system (against AIDS, herpes, cancer and even chronic fatigue syndrome) for it is a rich and balanced food. Kefir has a very positive effect even on the nervous system for it helps against depression, stress and sleep disorders.
5 Healthy Nutritious Pastry Recipes
Conclusion: Healthy, low-calorie and delicious pieces of pastry that you must allow yourself for tea.
Yes, these delights are allowed for they include natural ingredients, that will be beneficial for your health. One of the ingredients in the recipes is casein, which is a protein that is present in milk (the other component of this dairy is whey), and provides with a lot of benefits.
Some people, especially bodybuilders, take this protein as a supplement (It provides essential amino acids) for it increases muscle growth and repair, while reduces muscle breakdown.
Also, casein contributes to physical strength in resistance training and may help to weight loss. Bananas (also present in one of the recipes) contain potassium, vitamin B6, fiber (starch, pectin) and carbohydrates (energy).
Potassium is a key factor for blood pressure, while bananas contribute to lower blood pressure. Thus, they protect against heart diseases and strokes. Due to their high content of pectin, bananas lower cholesterol and produce satiety (fullness).
Poppy seeds, on the other hand, contain antioxidants and they are especially rich in oleic and linoleic acids. Oleic acid helps to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) while increasing good cholesterol (HDL). Also, poppy seeds are a good source of fiber.