Carob is an evergreen tree. The word carob has a Greek origin, and it comes from the word keras meaning century Because of its horn-like fruit.
وبحسب Clinical nutrition specialist Dr. Dina Mahmoud El-SayedCarob, whether syrup from it or powder, is an alternative to cocoa and sugars, and it is considered a natural healthy sweetener in many baked goods, and it gives a very distinct taste.
Discover the following benefits of carob for women with Dr. Dina:
The nutritional value of carob
The carob horn has high nutritional value, as it:
Substitute for chocolate; It contains less fat, unlike chocolate.
Rich in calcium.
A source of important vitamins and fiber.
– It is characterized by containing tannins, which consist of gallic acid, which acts as analgesic, anti-allergic, anti-viral, anti-microbial, antioxidant, and sterile.
Good source of vitamin H, vitamin D2, and alpha-tocopherol.
Good source of a range of B vitamins, such as riboflavin (vitamin B2) and niacin.
Source of essential minerals, such as calcium, magnesium and potassium.
Health benefits of carob
Perhaps the most important and prominent benefits of carob are as follows:
1- Treating diarrhea and preventing constipation
Carob contains tannic acid, which works to line the intestinal wall and soothe it, thus treating diarrhea, and the containment of the carob on the fibers works to protect against Constipation.
2- Gluten Free
Allowed for celiac patients (wheat allergy), and it helps them to enhance the digestion and absorption process, and an alternative to many substances that go into baked goods and drinks.
3- Lowering the cholesterol level
Carob helps lower levels Cholesterol Harmful LDL; Because of its high soluble fiber content.
4- Suitable for blood pressure patients
Carob is caffeine-free, and free – or contains a small amount – of sodium, so it is suitable for patients with blood pressure, and eating it does not cause a rise in blood pressure.
4- Cancer prevention
Carob is rich in antioxidants, it fights cancer cells, fights aging, contributes to cell regeneration and protection from oxidants that the body is exposed to.
5- Treating cough and influenza
Carob’s content of vitamins and powerful antioxidants such as polyphenols helps treat coughs, flu and colds. The gall material contained in the carob is anti-virus, bacterial, inflammatory and allergic. Chewing carob leaves also helps treat sore throats and infections.
6- Combating osteoporosis
Carob is rich in calcium and phosphorous, and thus it helps to fight osteoporosis, as it is free of oxalate, which prevents calcium absorption and creates kidney stones.
7- Regulating blood sugar levels
Carob contains soluble dietary fibers, which contribute to regulating blood sugar levels, and hence, carob may be an ideal drink for diabetics, taking into account the sugar content it contains.
8- Control of weight and fight obesity
Carob is a rich source of fiber, which gives a feeling of fullness, thus reducing the amount of food you eat.
9- Benefits of carob for hair and skin
Eating carob is useful in promoting healthy hair, treating hair loss and strengthening it, as it is a rich source of antioxidants and vitamin H. Eating carob helps to promote overall skin and skin health, and is important for preventing wrinkles and signs of aging.
10- Substitute for chocolate
The dried and roasted carob pods, after grinding, create a powder such as cocoa powder, which is a great alternative to chocolate, and is also used as a healthy substitute for sugars.
One cup of carob powder contains 51 grams of sugar and less than one gram of fat. While the same cup of chocolate contains 92 grams of sugar and 50 grams of fat.
A note from “Madam Net”: Before applying this prescription or this treatment, consult a specialist.