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Guava Smoothie for Weight Loss

Ingredients:1.  1/2 cup Guava peeled and chops  2.  2 cups of ice cubes 3.  1 cup low-fat milk

Directions:
Combine all the Ingredients on the blender. 


Benefits:

Weight Loss

Want to shed a few pounds? Guava is just the ticket. Without compromising your intake of proteins, vitamins, and fiber, guava helps you lose weight by regulating your metabolism. It’s a win-win! Guava makes for a very filling snack and satisfies the appetite very easily. Guava, especially raw guava, also has far less sugar as compared to apples, oranges, grapes, and other fruits.

Treats Constipation: It is one of the richest sources of dietary fiber in comparison to other fruits and just 1 guava fulfills about 12% of your daily recommended intake of fiber, which makes it extremely beneficial for your digestive health. Guava seeds, if the ingested whole or chewed, serve as excellent laxatives too, helping the formation of healthy bowel movements.


Improves Eyesight: Due to the presence of Vitamin A, guava is well known as a bo…

Coconut Mango Smoothie











Coconut is a very healthy ingredient that can be used safely as food. There are no reported allergic reactions of any sort notified so far following its consumption.





Mango It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin B6 and a very good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.








Coconut Mango Shake Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Coconut Water (can you use coconut milk either)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chopped frozen organic mango
  • ½ teaspoon flaked coconut (optional)

Instructions

Place the lid on the blender (or cover the cup if using a handheld blender), and then press your blender’s appropriate blending button to combine the mixture. Your smoothie is ready when all ingredients are thoroughly mixed together. If you are using cubed or crushed ice, use the ice crusher setting on your blender to chop and blend the ice into the smoothie.


Fat Contents

Calories: 235; Fat: 11; Fiber: 12; Protein: 7; Carbohydrates: 29\


Nutrients

Mangoes contribute copper and calcium, and iron to the diet as well as antioxidants such as zeaxanthin and beta-carotene.

1 cup of diced mango contains:
  • 100 calories
  • 1 gram protein
  • 0.5 grams fat
  • 25 grams of carbohydrate (24 grams of sugar and 3 grams of fiber)
  • 100 percent of the daily need for vitamin C
  • 35 percent of vitamin A
  • 20 percent of folate
  • 10 percent of vitamin B-6
  • 8 percent of vitamin K and potassium

Health benefits of coconut

  • Coconut is a very versatile and indispensable food item for most people under the tropical belt. It is a complete food rich in calories, vitamins, and minerals. A medium-sized nut carrying 400 g of edible meat and some 30-150 ml of water may provide almost all the daily-required essential minerals, vitamins, and energy of an average-sized individual.
  • 100 g kernel holds 354 calories. Much of this comes from the fats and protein. Although its meat is disproportionately high in saturated fats in comparison to other common edible nuts, coconut has many health-promoting bioactive compounds.
  • The important saturated fatty acid in the coconut is lauric acid (1:12 carbon fatty acid). Lauric acid increases good-HDL cholesterol levels in the blood. HDL is a high-density lipoprotein, which has beneficial effects on the coronary arteries by preventing vessel blockage (atherosclerosis). Physicians recommend high HDL to total cholesterol levels in the blood for the same reason.
  • Coconut water is a very refreshing drink to beat tropical summer thirst. The juice is packed with simple sugar, electrolytes, minerals, and bioactive compounds such as cytokinin, and enzymes such as acid phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, peroxidase, polymerases, etc. Altogether, these enzymes aid in digestion and metabolism.
  • Coconut oil extracted from the dry kernel (copra) is an excellent emollient agent. It is used in cooking, applied over scalp as hair nourishment, employed in pharmacy and medicines.
  • Research studies suggest that cytokinins (e.g., kinetin and trans-zeatin) in coconut water showed significant anti-aging, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-thrombotic effects.
  • The kernel is an excellent source of minerals such as copper, calcium, ironmanganese, magnesium, and zinc.
  • It is also a very good source of B-complex vitamins such as folates, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, and pyridoxine. These vitamins are essential in the sense that body requires them from external sources to replenish.
  • Coconut meat and water contain a good amount of potassium. 100 g of fresh meat contains 356 mg or 7.5% of daily required levels of potassium.








(Base on my Internet Research)


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