Ketchup, the benefits and harms.
Ketchup, the benefits and harms. One of the most popular products on our table is ketchup, it is used in salads and appetizers, complex sauces and hot dishes.
It is believed that the ketchup is made from natural ingredients and is useful for health. But is it?
Cooked correctly natural ketchup contains in the red peppers and red tomatoes, and because of this has a pigment lycopene, it was he who gives red color to these vegetables.
Lycopene helps reduce the risk of cardio - vascular disease has an antitumor effect.
Most interesting is that the pigment is not destroyed by heating and the amount is not reduced, as it happens, for example, with vitamins.
After processing tomatoes high temperatures for 15 minutes the concentration of the pigment in half increases.
Furthermore, in the present ketchup such useful substances as vitamins, PP, P, K, ascorbic acid, mineral salts - iron, phosphorus, calcium, potassium and magnesium.
Ketchup can be considered as an antidepressant and, as a quality ketchup contains the happiness hormone - serotonin, it helps to treat wounds.
Ketchup, the benefits and harms. Containing artificial colors and chemically synthesized additives ketchup unlikely to benefit, rather the opposite. It can cause in adults and children:
- Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas);
- Allergic reactions;
- Exacerbation of disease or inflammation of the gastro - intestinal tract.
People who are prone to be overweight with impaired metabolism should not be abused ketchup, particularly poor quality - it can make the situation worse.
Site is not a guide to self-medication. Before using certain recipes require mandatory consultation of the doctor!
Over creation of a site worked: Darnell Depinho, Lorene Dubree, Cecily Nutter, Kandace Cashon, Dong Provost, Luisa Volkers, Karine Dates, Faustina Justesen, Ula Mcgahee.
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