Polenta or polenta dish has originated in northern Italy. The National name is polenta and from ancient times was considered a rural meal. Very healthy and tasty, polenta can be prepared very easily and can be consumed in various ways, in combination with a variety of foods. It is ideal for babies, kids and for the whole family.
Composition of polenta and its health benefits
This meal contains enough minerals, nutrients, and vitamins for the body to function normally. Polenta has a great effect on the prevention of various diseases, as well as to the overall health of man. It consists of natural fats, carotenoids and healthy fats are responsible for its powers to promote better bowel movements.
Corn is responsible for all the benefits of this delicious meal. Immediately after wheat and rice, maize is true of the most important grain in the world. It’s one of the best foods that the kid’s body meets the long-term good energy.
Corn flour contains a large set of nutrients. This flour is a source of folate, vitamin B6, C and E, pantothenic acid, thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin. It also boasts a high content of phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, potassium, copper, selenium and manganese.
Thanks to corn that polenta contains have very few calories in it, and for the mothers is an ideal meal for losing weight (100 g polenta contains about 380 calories).
It is composed of only natural materials so that both its carbohydrates and lipids positive for the kid’s body.
Reducing the risk of cancer
It is scientifically proven in university in America that eating polenta significantly reduces the risk of occurrence of this serious disease. Corn flour reduces the risk of colon cancer and the presence of hemorrhoids, which is common in pregnancy.
Strengthening the cells of the colon is also one of the successes that have been made in people who included polenta in their regular meals. In addition, to strengthen them, polenta will also operate antioxidant on the entire body, not just on the hose.
It reduces cholesterol thanks to the good fats that contains, as well as fiber and complex carbohydrates. Therefore for these reasons, polenta will prevent the emergence of excess weight. The consumption of this healthy meal yields and benefits when the heart and the human health is concerned.
There is a difference between domestic and bought from market polenta
Corn flour which is purchased in stores enriched ascorbic acid, ie vitamin C, and beta-carotene, and is therefore somewhat more when the vitamin A and C in terms of teams, and in terms of calories, carbohydrates and fats have similar amounts of the composition and domestic and purchased polenta.
Polenta can be prepared in two ways. Each is very easy and quick to prepare. To make polenta in the first mode it is necessary to put in the pot 3 and a half cups of water. Then add a little sunflower oil and a pinch of salt. When it all boils, the temperature is reduced to the minimum and poured one cup of corn polenta with constant stirring.
Another way in which the polenta can be made
The container is filled with a liter and a half of water. Then add one teaspoonful of salt and wait until the water boils. When the water starts to boil add 500 g of corn flour. Flour will remain on the surface of the water. After a while, the flour will blend with water and then the polenta, delicious and healthy, will be ready for consumption.
The recipe for cornbread with polenta for your kids
Polenta can be prepared with a variety of dishes, one of which is the delicious and healthy corn bread.
Ingredients needed for corn bread polenta are 150 g of corn polenta; 3 eggs; 200 g flour; 300 g fine cheese, low-fat; 1 teaspoon salt; 1 baking powder; 200 ml of yogurt; 100 ml of sunflower oil.
While preparing the mixture it is necessary to turn on the oven to 200 degrees. In a bowl whip the eggs until they are foamy and add the oil and yogurt, and then the mixture is well mixed with a mixer. After the mixture becomes homogeneous add the flour and corn flour with a teaspoon of salt and baking powder.
It is advisable to use gluten free flour in this case. When all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed add small crumbled cheese. The molds or in a larger pan pours the mixture which is pre-lubricated with a little oil.
Cornbread is baked at 190 degrees until golden brown, but you can check them with a toothpick whether they are sufficiently baked. If the toothpick that was inserted in them stays dry, it is a sign that they remained enough in the oven and can be removed to stand at room temperature for five minutes before consummation.