Another yummy recipe post for everyone! As we know, in the Philippines, June is the season for avocados and they are usually visible at that month. Thus, I made this recipe on how to make avocado bibimbap (아보카도 비빔밥), which is very easy and simple to make! As a matter of fact, I didn’t make this, but my student’s mom made this for me. One of the perks of being her daughter’s personal teacher!
Without any further ado, below is the recipe for avocado bibimbap!
Avocado Bibimbap Ingredients: How Healthy are They?
Let’s tackle three of my favorite ingredients in this recipe I’ve eaten.
Avocado: A complete food
According to an article I’ve read at Business Mirror, they claimed that avocado is a complete fruit since it has all the minerals and nutrients you need from getting energy to repairing your cells. Let’s name three of the many benefits I found really important in eating avocado:
- Avocado contains fats, healthy fats. According to Medical News Today, avocado is a good source of healthy fats that improves the condition of our skin, aids in absorbing fat-soluble vitamins, and boosts the immune system. Why don’t we just get the fats here instead of getting it from unhealthy sources, right?
- It has high Potassium levels. High in K! But why do you need to consider the potassium levels in a food? Simply because serves a main purpose in our cells, especially the cell membrane (if you could still remember your high school Biology classes!) together with sodium. Dr. Elson Haas, M.D. mentioned in his article that high sodium food with less potassium increases blood pressure, thus, increasing potassium levels maintains the balance and reduces the risk of cardiovascular problems.
- Good for your vision. Lutein and Zeaxanthin are two nutrients I know which improves vision, as I’ve seen in food supplements that I’m taking. These two are antioxidants which works as a protection from the light that strikes the retina. Surprisingly, aside from that, it isn’t just good for the eyes but good for the skin as well as it prevents light-induced skin damage.
I never knew this before even though avocado is my favorite fruit. I guess a lot of Filipinos would agree that is definitely yummy!
I was quite curious when I saw my friend’s business, Lemonappy, in which they make juices with chia seeds. These chia seeds are the ones I saw in The Faceshop’s products! Skin care then juices? Then, what are the key things that these tiny seeds could give us?
- Small is the new big! One article I read from Healthline states that, it contains a lot of vitamins and minerals with a few calories! Imagine how small chia seeds are but they’re full-packed of what your body needs. Moreover, you’ll be free from allergens since they are gluten-free and non-GMO.
- Carbs are Fiber. I’ve mentioned that it has few calories and here’s something which supports that: Chia seeds have an extremely low glycemic index! Some even claimed it to be a GI of 1. If you’re reading my previous post on a Heart-Loving Breakfast Salad, low glycemic index doesn’t spike up your sugar levels. In return, it gives you the right amount of carbohydrates your body needs. Plus, the carbs present are fiber which is very friendly to our guts.
- Very easy to eat! You don’t really have to eat them, you just have to include them on your ingredients! As what I’ve seen in my friend’s business, she just included it in the lemon juice and it has added benefits. Same here with this avocado bibimbap recipe!
I also started to wonder before about this distinct smell in Korean kimbap and bibimbap. Turns out, it’s sesame oil. Let’s check its benefits for our health!
- It’s totally nice for the skin! Now I got it why Koreans love sesame oil. Sesame oil prevents bacterial infections, repairs damaged skin cells, slows down aging, and does a lot more magic to your skin. The common thing I see in the ingredients I’ve mentioned in this post are they’re great antioxidants.
- Prevents diseases such as diabetes and cancer. Dr. Mercola wrote in his article about how scientific studies support the prevention of these diseases with the use of sesame oil. You just have to incorporate it in your diet while giving you the prevention you need!
- It is anti-inflammatory. It reduces bacterial growth as seen in some studies. Aside from that, it has a wide use that we could trace back in the early times. No wonder they called it the healing oil!
Hope you learned a lot from my simple discussion about the ingredients in my avocado bibimbap! If you don’t want to try this avocado bibimbap, try to integrate these wonderful ingredients instead to your meals! With that, happy eating everybody!
- 12 Proven Health Benefits of Avocado – https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/12-proven-benefits-of-avocado#section1
- Another health benefits of Avocado, read more here! – https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270406.php
- Avocado: The World’s Most Nutritious Fruit – https://businessmirror.com.ph/avocado-the-worlds-most-nutritious-fruit/
- Role of Potassium in Maintaining Health – http://hkpp.org/patients/potassium-health
- Lutein and Zeaxanthin in Eye and Skin Health – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19168000
- 11 Proven Health Benefits of Chia Seeds – https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-health-benefits-of-chia-seeds
- Chia seeds in Formula Zone – https://www.formulazone.com/Help.asp?TID=ILUP&IID=012006&food=Seeds,%20chia%20seeds
- Chia Seed Benefits by Nutrition Talk – http://blog.thrivefoods.net/2009/07/chia-seeds-top-10-benefits.html
- 7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Sesame Oil for Skin – https://www.goodhealthacademy.com/health-benefits/sesame-oil-for-skin/
- Discover the Little-Known Uses of Sesame Oil – https://articles.mercola.com/herbal-oils/sesame-oil.aspx
- Why Sesame Oil is Known as the Queen of Oils – http://youthingstrategies.com/sesame-oil/
- Lemonappy serves what you deserve! Check them out on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/lemonappy/