IF YOU EXERCISE, EATING CORN TORTILLA COULD BE YOUR BEST ALLY
by Julio Lopez Balderrama
The properties of the corn tortilla strengthen bones, muscles, tendons, joints, among other incredible benefits.
The tortilla is a miracle and very important thing in the Mexican diet; I say that it is the Mexican cow, because it can not be explained otherwise.
Mario E. Rodíguez García (academician of the Center of Applied Physics and Advanced Technology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico)
It seems that the message is based (at least in theory) on the collective psyche: exercising is essential for physical health, but also for emotional health. By exercising we release toxins, and also endorphins, the hormone known as the wellness hormone. Thus, to some extent we are made for the exercise; Consuming, but also releasing energy is indispensable.
Now, to exercise our body must have reserves of different types so that the body does not wear too much. It is an exchange and for this there are foods that can "equip" us better against physical exhaustion. The corn tortilla, beyond the energy drinks and nutritional supplements, could give you a good part of the nutrients that you need when exercising.
According to the nutritionist of the Mexican College of Nutritionists and teacher in Food Science and Nutrition at the University of La Salle, Araceli Martínez Coronado, the tortilla is a discreet super food that reduces the risk of suffering injuries, cracks, fractures, trauma, stretching brushes, etcetera. This has a High fiber content, calcium, niacin, folic acid, and vitamins A, B, C, D and E.
Some of the benefits of exercise-related corn tortilla include:
- For muscles and tendons: improves the thickness, strength and elasticity of muscles and tendons.
- Strengthens bones.
- Bones, cartilage, ligaments and tendons: it promotes the generation of collagen and with it all the above benefits.
- It promotes good digestion, so it decreases the problems of being overweight.
- Prevents cancer.
Also, let's remember that Mesoamerican man invented one of the most incredible food technologies: nixtamalización. And from it maize increased the bio availability of amino acids, phosphorus and calcium, soluble fiber and resistant starch. Thanks to this, the Mesoamerican man could, for the most part, be fed only from pumpkin, beans, maize and cactus. Surprising.