Amazing Health benefits of Bamboo shoot


     Many of us hardly know the health benefits of bamboo shoot, it is easily available vegetable also known as “ king of vegetable” cause it's not only delicious to be consumed but also provide many health benefits. We all have seen bamboo tree, but only shoots of the plant are edible and they are found in the market in various forms—fresh, canned, dried, and frozen. The shoot is the part of the bamboo pole early in its growth. Its belong to the family “Poaceae”. The edible part of bamboo knows as bamboo shoots are collected just before they are a couple of weeks or one foot tall. In India its popularly known as Bans (Hindi). It’s mostly found in Asia is used extensively in Asian cooking, especially Chinese food. People in Asia eat it in various forms, like a vegetable, pickled, or fried.
         In China, bamboo shoot has been used  by the Chinese for more than 2,500 years. People love the crisp and tender textures of bamboo shoot. It has also had plain and fresh flavor. It is also one of the most useful plants in the world. Asian countries such as China, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, India, and Nepal are mostly used bamboo shoot.Fresh shoots are highly nutritious and tasty, crispy.In India, North-East region of India bamboo shoots is highly popular, entire north east India like to eat it.  Most parts of the world may not be aware of bamboo shoots. Bamboo shoots are edible and they belong to the "Bambusoideae" subfamily of grass. They are the largest and tallest in the grass family. Bamboo is  the fastest and highly available and used growing plants in the world. Bamboo is also  used for plenty of other purposes like construction, housing,  furniture, musical instruments and in the paper industry.  Although due to the weather conditions, it could not be cultivated in Europe, Canada, Asia, and Antarctica. Today bamboo shoots are widely cultivated in all over the world.
         The plant is cylindrical, hollow in shape with 0.25 inch-12 inch as a diameter. The outer skin of the Bamboo is smooth. The leaves are arranged with flat, thin and smooth texture. Bamboo shoots are cone shaped, 4-6 inches (10-15 cm) long and 2 ¾ inches (6.5 cm) as a diameter. The shoots are yellow having the brown markings. The taste is bitter, acidic having the mild and sweet flavor. Bamboo is not only a delicious dish  with its unique flavor, but there are plenty of health benefits . Lets benefits of bamboo shoot.

Health benefits of bamboo shoot :

1.Help in  weight loss:

 It helps in losing weight.This is really an ideal food for those who wants to lose weight. One cup of bamboo shoots contains about 13 calories and half a gram of fat. It also contains very low carbohydrates, calories, and sugars which assist in losing weight. It makes the stomach full for a long time, so, it assists the people to lose weight.
2. Strengthen your heart:

Phytosterols and phytonutrients found in bamboo shoots are  very good  for dissolving  LDL cholesterol in the body. Regular consumption of bamboo shoot decreases the LDL or Low-Density Lipoprotein which is known as a bad fat. The bamboo shoot also holds an excellent composition of potassium. 100 g of fresh shoots provides 533 g of required potassium. Potassium is an important nutrient for healthy cells and also fluid level. A healthy fluid level helps to control the heart rate and blood pressure.

3.Prevent Cancer :

Leaves of bamboo shoots consist of phytosterols such as flavor, amylase, and chlorophyll.Chlorophyll proved to be a very good anti-cancer agent.It also contains antioxidant, which can prevent the body from oxidative stress which caused by free radicals. Fiber also provides protection from cancer. For better digestion and detoxification, fiber is essential. Fiber-rich foods help to clean the toxin from the colon. Excess exposure to toxins to the colon is the leading cause of colon cancer. It contains lots of fibers which prevent from colon cancer.

4. Boost  immune  system : 

The vitamins and minerals present in bamboo shoots help in boosting the immune system.Also an antioxidant present in bamboo shoot helps in making bodies defense mechanism, thus helps in fighting against the disease.

5. Anti-inflammatory properties :

Bamboo shoot act as an anti-inflammatory agent, it's used in healing ulcers.It also helps in reducing the various body pains. Infection by bacteria, virus or another factor can easily be prevented by consuming bamboo shoots daily.

5. Regulate  the  blood pressure :

Potassium present  in  bamboo shoot helps  in  regulating  blood  pressure . Potassium is used as an electrolyte and is also very good for lowering and regulating blood pressure. So  make  a  habit  of  eating  bamboo shoot . Potassium helps to lower blood pressure and keep the body healthy.

6. Help  in  diabetes : 

It's a very useful vegetable for diabetes, which helps in lowering the glucose level in the blood. High Fiber which presence in the bamboo shoot can delay the absorption of the sugar in the blood so it can keep the normal blood sugar level after it.

7. Stomach disorders : 

It helps  in  treatment of  various stomach  ailments . Soluble and insoluble fiber present in bamboo shoots promotes better digestion . Lack of fiber in our diet can cause several digestion problems. It promotes the bowel movement and the growth of good bacteria in the intestine.

8. Good  for  skin :

 It helps in the treatment of various stomach ailments. Soluble and insoluble fiber present in bamboo shoots promotes better digestion.  It promotes the bowel movement and the growth of good bacteria in the intestine.

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