Hello my loves…
I hope you all doing well and enjoying your Saturday’s with family or friends.
Since the new year I’m attempting to refocus and eat healthy, yet in any case, things don’t generally turn out how we envision them to be. With three children, spouse, every day 10-6 job and house tasks. It isn’t in every case simple, since we as a rule as mothers consistently set ourselves last and put our family first. I’m not going to lie now and again I feel regretful to accomplish something for myself, it kind of feels like I’m being egotistical, which I’m definitely not. All I need to state that it is alright to feel along these lines, we are human and we attempt to picture ourselves as superwomen and that we are committed to spare the world. At the point when you have a family to deal with it’s difficult to follow a sound eating regimen on the grounds that truly there’s isn’t a lot of time left for ourselves.
However, I’m determined to begin fresh on Monday and remain committed, If I don’t take care of myself.. how on earth will I be able to take care of my family?
I’m anticipating eating clean and consolidating it with some weight training+cardio. I will incorporate and impart my plans to you. So now we will discuss about plantains. Which I guarantee, you ought to incorporate into your eating routine.
Plantains are famous in Latin, African, and Caribbean cuisines. Regardless of whether you are not a devotee of those sorts of cooking styles, adding plantains to your eating regimen can put you making a course for being more beneficial. Notwithstanding, plantains can’t be basically stripped and eaten, similar to a banana. This is the comparable to eating an uncooked potato, as it will have a dull taste. Plantains can be appreciated sautéed or cooked like a vegetable and added a side to a primary course or pastry.
• A plantain to the untrained eye could easily be mistaken for a banana. In fact, it belongs to Musaceae, the banana family of plants, and it’s closely related to the common banana. Believed to be native to Southeast Asia, plantains are grown in tropical regions around the world and in a variety of cuisines. Unripe plantains are green to yellow, difficult to peel, and the fruit is hard with a starchy flavor—this is the perfect stage for boiling and frying them. When fully ripe, plantains are black, with a flavor that some people describe as similar to a banana but not as sweet.
• Cooked plantains are nutritionally very similar to a potato, calorie-wise, but contain more of certain vitamins and minerals. They’re a rich source of fiber, vitamins A, C, and B-6, and the minerals magnesium and potassium.
• A half cup of cooked plantains packs almost 3 grams of resistant starch, a healthy carb that boosts metabolism and burns fat.
• The high amount of potassium found in plantains is essential for maintaining the cell and body fluids that control your heart rate and blood pressure. The fiber in plantains also helps lower your cholesterol, which in turn keeps your heart functioning at its best.
• Plantains provide diabetes treatment. Plantain has always been valued in folkloric medicine, as well as for its food values. One of the traditional medical uses ascribed to it is the ability to lower blood sugar. In the South of Nigeria, for example, it is used as a readily available medicine for diabetes.
So today you all learned something new and I hope this knowledge helps you in a long run.
I truly appreciate you stopping by and reading my blog. I wish you all a blessed week and stay healthy during this scary corona virus era! 🙏🏽
You guys rock!
Until next time