Oriental delicacy prized all over the world, as they are not only bright flavor, but also natural ingredients used. I was no exception halva, loved by gourmets more than a thousand years ago. Dessert is traditionally prepared from the usual for us nuts, sunflower and sesame seeds, cornmeal and even vegetables (India - carrot and kalabasa). Halva, promoting the active development of energy and stimulates mental activity, has become a faithful companion in the campaigns and military campaigns. All thanks to the unpretentiousness of the product storage conditions. Later as a convenient product as exquisite dessert settled in the houses of all the eastern people, becoming a symbol of prosperity and fertility for some nationalities. Use halva was always noticeable, but only intuitively, at the observation level. On the dangers of halva in those days people could only guess.
Traditional composition of halva
Choosing the most useful delicacy, it is worth considering that the composition of halva depends on the type of basic product used. However, in any halvah present sugar, vegetable fats, preservatives, and natural vitamins number (F1, B1, PP). If the sugar content - the fact of "double-edged", ie help brain activity, but also destroys the teeth, the presence in the halva a large proportion of fat caused controversy among nutritionists. However, researchers found that only the nature of this plant material has beneficial effects on the gastrointestinal tract, nervous and cardiovascular systems, and halva damage in this case is negligible.
Halva Tahini, which includes spicy sesame, in addition to the status of the most precious delicacies of the Middle East fell in love with the fans of traditional medicine. Caloric halvah from sesame seeds is about 560 kcal per 100 g of finished product. But despite the intensity and severity of some of the digestive system, its popularity is significant due to the high content of macro- and microelements, in particular, it contains so necessary for the body of zinc, manganese, calcium, phosphorus. Periodic use of tahini halva eliminates the need for complex vitamins reception.
Walnut halva types, such as peanut and almond, different acceptable levels of energy value. Molasses combined with seeds worthy substitute mixture of nuts and dried fruits in honey. Halva, whose composition is rich in amino acids and Vitamin D - almond - a great help in diseases of the musculoskeletal system and the need to strengthen it, and for this reason recommended food for children. It is important that calorie halva almond lowest, at less than 530 kcal per 100 g But for people who are overweight halva obvious harm, but if this problem is not worth the benefit of halva prevails over adverse effects. Linoleic acid, B vitamins, D, part of the walnut halva, strengthens the bones, calms the nerves and improves memory.
Sunflower halva - the most common form of the European territory. Its useful qualities have been repeatedly confirmed by scientific research. Calorie halva from sunflower is high due to the large amount of oil, but they also provide a high content of vitamin E. Sunflower halva protects the skin from aging, restores the hair structure, strengthens the nail plate and accelerates the regeneration of tissues.
The benefits and harms of halva
Use halva lies precisely in its nutritional value and rich content of vitamins and minerals. Strengthening neural connections of the brain, exerting a positive influence on the cardiovascular and nervous systems, this dessert is not just a sweet sophistication, but if you do not complete cure, then, in any case, an excellent means of prevention. In addition, vitamins contribute to the rapid digestibility of carbohydrates, getting rid of the cholesterol and strengthening blood vessels. With regular use of foods improves the function of the lungs, it prevents osteoporosis and normal peristalsis.
Harm halva is obvious to anyone who is affected by allergies to any components of goodies. It is also necessary to refrain from sweet diabetics and people with liver disease. In addition, harmful halva especially noticed by people who abuse it. It is not necessary to overload the body, the optimal amount eaten sweets should be 20-50 g per day, while excluding the use in food of other sweet foods.