In my blog I talked abundantly about the soy-based “vegan” zone diet. In particular this precious legume has nutritional principles equal to or superior to those of meat. Therefore it can be part of the ingredients of the recipes of the zone diet that minimazes the ingestion of carbohydrates. So it is known that soy is, perhaps the highest protein food therefore well suited to the zone diet. It is based on the principle that it is possible to minimize the ingestion of carbohydrates.

In fact that raise insulin too much by using protein foods as the main energy source. Using soy for “zone” recipes is the only way for vegetarians and vegans to eat highly protein foods without resorting to animal products. So, more than the calories ingested the real enemy of our line are the insulin spikes which represent a reaction carbohydrates into the blood following the introduction of carbohydrates. 


                                                                                                                                            The vegan diet is based on protein dishes with few carbohydrates. In fact, it is necessary to combine legumes and, in particular, soy with vegetables in order to exploit soy proteins for plastic purposes (to “manufacture” tissues), with biochemical purposes (hormones, enzymes, antibodies, etc.) and, what I am more interested in this blog, for energy purposes. In fact, the body’s natural fuel is sugars (carbohydrates), the secondary one is lipids (fats), the tertiary one is proteins.

A diet low in carbohydrates and fats but rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals will induce the body to exploit body fat to obtain metabolic energy. So minimizing the ingestion of carbohydrates . Those who do not eat meat or fish can apply the zone diet using soy which is a valid substitute. “Sesame and lemon soy meatballs with vegetable salad” could be the ideal dish for those who adopt the zone diet, in fact they contain in large quantities noble proteins with essential and branched aminacids, essential fats omega3 (olive oil), vitamins and mineral salts (vegetables). 


                                                                                                                                             They can be an excellent second course or an excellent single dish. It is a fairly refined dish that would not disfigure during a refined lunch or dinner and that can be offered both to vegans and to “omnivores”.


INGREDIENTS: – 350gr. SOYBEAN MIXTURE (250gr, SOAKED SOYBEAN, 100gr: boiled and crushed potatoes, salt, pepper, parsley, cumin); – 500gr. OF PEPPERS; – 450gr. OF ONION; – 450gr, OF CARROTS; – 4 SPOONS OF WHITE SESAME SEEDS; – 4 SPOONS OF LEMON JUICE; -5 LEMON SLICES; – 5 SPOONS OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL; – 1 garlic clove; – 1 SAGE SPARK; – a sprig of rosemary; – 1 TIN OF CIPOLLINA HERB – MIX THE 350gr. SOAKED AND STRIPED SOYA WITH boiled and mashed potatoes and flavorings and prepare meatballs; – BROW THE ONION IN A WOCK WITH OIL, WHEN IT WILL BEGIN TO ADD THE VEGETABLES AND AROMAS  – FINALLY ADD THE MEATBALLS, MAKE IT BROWN, ADD A LITTLE WATER AND COOK ALL TOGETHER UNTIL THE MEATBALLS WILL BE COOKED ALSO INTERNALLY; – ADJUST WITH THE PLEASURE SALT (my advice is to use as little as possible)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      doc. Massimiliano Mangafà

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