Now that the good weather is approaching and the heat begins to make its appearance, there is no doubt that it can be particularly and especially ideal to refresh our body with that great variety of totally healthy and natural refreshing drinks that nature offers us.
A good idea is to enjoy the iced teas that can be made comfortably at home. Or, well, enjoy all the benefits of horchata , that gives us the wonderful Horchata .
While it is true that we already talked about your properties in a previous article, this time we will collect the nutritional composition of horchata .
Nutritional composition of horchata
The most abundant in its composition are carbohydrates, making it a rich baby in energy source, beneficial for anyone, and in particular both children and athletes.
It is also recommended to consume it in older people, because, through this refreshing drink, they can gain the vitality they need.
It is rich in minerals (As the phosphorus, magnesium, iron and calcium ) and in vitamins (mainly C and E ), making it a good ally to reduce bad cholesterol levels.
It does not contain lactose or cholesterol, but it does include a series of enzymes that facilitate digestion, so it is said that its consumption is appropriate for those with a delicate stomach; Yes, as long as you do not add sugar.
It is an excellent antidiarrheal, especially for its high content of starch, so that its consumption, as long as it is not abusive, does not have to cause constipation.
By not providing sodium, it is also ideal for hypertensive people who have high blood pressure, and also has unsaturated fat (oleic acid), being positive in the fight against cardiovascular diseases.
Thus, it is useful to know the Nutritional composition containing about 100 ml of horchata:
- Calories: 80
- Carbohydrates: 12 g.
- Proteins: 0.60 g.
- Fats (generally healthy): 2.50 g.
- Cholesterol: 0 mg.
- Calcium: 11 mg.
- Iron: 0.50 g.