Nachos is a snack which boasts a variety of ingredients, but you might not know of the health benefits of the most commonly used ingredients in Nachos.
Black beans: Black beans are basically the seeds of the plant which boast several health benefits from helping strengthen bones, managing diabetes, lowering your blood pressure, lowering amount of cholesterol in the blood thus reducing the chances of heart ailments. Also, good for helping with digestion since it is high in fiber content. It also helps control your overall weight as fiber based foods are known to lower your appetite in general.
Tomatoes: Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidants, fiber, potassium content which are all good for boosting your overall heart health. Tomatoes are especially rich in fiber which helps both diabetic patients lower blood glucose levels and increase lipids and insulin levels. Fiber rich fruits and vegetables also help with better digestion and relieves problems of constipation. Folic acid in tomatoes which, gives it that particularly acidic taste also helps lower depression levels.
Cilantro: A must have and staple component in any nacho recipe for that matter, cilantro boasts an array of health benefits. Since it is high in antioxidants, cilantro acts as a natural preservative which in turn increases the freshness and shelf life of the dish. Studies show that proper consumption and addition of cilantro in your daily diet decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes. Cilantro also helps with the overall health and promotes healthy skin and hair, boosts energy levels and more.
Onions: Onions are low in calories, high in nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. Free radicals which are known cancer causing elements can be tackled by the strong antioxidant in vitamin C, naturally present in onions. Folate which is also found in onions helps with depression by controlling excess formation of homocysteine and boosts feel good hormones that control sleep, mood and your appetite. High vitamin C content also helps with your skin and hair, by building and maintaining collagen essential for skin and hair structure.
Lime: A main citrus fruit which is used to accentuate the flavor especially in nacho recipes, boasts various health benefits. Limes are rich in vitamin C which also lowers the risk of developing asthma when consumed regularly.
Nacho recipes vary from taste and in preparation methods, but all the best nacho recipes will feature these five ingredients which are high in nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, which promote and boost your overall health.