Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Loved by some and hated by others, the nutritional value of the viscera

Loved by some and hated by others, the nutritional value of the viscera.

The main sources of iron in the diet of many people include milk and fish . However, one type of food often neglected, despite having a high nutritional value, is found in organ meats such as chicken liver, the famous sangrecita or heart, both chicken and beef.
For Rosa Salvatierra, a nutritionist at the National Institute of Health, these foods are a rich supply of iron, especially for people most in need of this mineral in their daily diet as infants and pregnant women.
"In our country there are high rates of anemia among women and children under 5 years, and this situation can be combated with diets that include offal," explained the lawyer.
Salvatierra recommended that the best way to consume foods such as chicken liver, spleen, beef kidney, among others, is to add small amounts to a diet that, by itself, whether it is balanced.
"An addition of iron to maintain a high level of regeneration of this element in the blood, especially in mothers who have spent 9 months pregnant and need to regain their constitution, more so if they suffered from bleeding during delivery," he added.
A reasonable amount in the daily diet is two tablespoons of ground chicken liver for babies from 6 months, or five tablespoons a day for women suffering from anemia or low hemoglobin.
However, high cholesterol and visceral fat can be harmful for people with liver problems, why are not suitable for their diets.
Patients with hypertension or cardiovascular problems should, therefore, seek other sources of animal protein and iron.
To consume with moderation
Jimenez Faviola Peruvian Network of Food and Nutrition, said: "The positive factor is that they include organ meats are high in animal protein and minerals like iron, which are very favorable for the organism, but have a fat level and cholesterol that make them an addition that must be properly dosed at the time of being implemented on a diet, "he said.
"The balanced diet can not be replaced by a single solution. Although organ meats are economic output to supply sources of iron, protein and vitamins valuable, you should not ever ignore the value of meat, vegetables and fruits, which become the central part of a healthy life "said the specialist.
Add two teaspoons of ground in the liver mush babies from 6 months contributes to the formation of bones.
In broths and soups can also consume a small amount of guts to carry the dish with nutrients.
Even mixed with other foods, is necessary to maintain limited to a maximum of five tablespoons organ meats in adults.
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