Çiğköfte, which is one of the essential tastes of Turkish cuisine, strengthens the immunity system and helps to lose weight.
Since Çiğköfte is made with bulgur, it contains all the benefits of it and has filling food items which prevent gaining weight.
Since it has red pepper in it, it contains vitamin E and Vitamin C. So, it also lowers the risk of any cardiovascular disease.
IT LOWERS CHOLESTEROL
Vitamins E and C in red pepper in meatless çiğköfte are effective in lowering bad cholesterol (LDL).
In fact, hot red pepper contains 3 times more Vitamin C than orange.
In addition, walnut in çiğköfte helps to make blood that coagulates less in veins and increases the good cholesterol level. It can reduce swelling and redness, which are significant steps in embolism.
Antioxidant called "phenolin" in red pepper reduces paralysis risk and beneficial for the heart.
Moreover, it is stated that walnut may delay or reduce the development of very strong diseases, due to its antioxidant properties, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases which damage the cardiovascular and neurological systems.
Walnut in meatless çiğköfte contains manganese and copper, which function as compulsory cofactors in certain enzymes which are important for antioxidant defense.
IT PROTECTS THE BODY AGAINST CANCER
"Lycopene", the pigment of red pepper in çiğköfte, protects the body from intestinal, uterine and prostate cancers.
Lycopene is also the pigment of tomatoes.
"Capsaicin" found in red pepper also cures prostate tumors.
IT STRENGTHENS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM.
It is the "Pro Vitamin A" which strengthens the immune system.
IT PROTECTS THE HEART
"L-arginin" found in walnut makes the inner side of the blood vessels smooth, allowing the blood-vessel system to relax.
Fatty acids in walnut are also effective in preventing cardiovascular diseases.
The bulgur in çiğköfte does not lead to excessive fluctuation in blood sugar level and has a protective effect on cardiovascular health.
IT IS EFFECTIVE ON BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
Walnut which looks like the brain improves comprehension and apprehension skills.
Hyperactivity, learning and behavioral disorders, moodiness and sleep disorders are observed in children with low Omega-3 fat levels.
Walnut found in çiğköfte is rich in Omega-3 preventing these problems.
IT HELPS TO LOSE WEIGHT
Wheat found in çiğköfte is a nutrient which contains a considerable amount of fiber.
It affects positively the functioning of the digestive system.
It eases weight control due to the filling feature of fibrous nutrients.
IT CONTAINS FOLIC ACID
Bulgur has folic acid in it, so it is important for the pregnant to consume it.
Folic acid is as much important for the development of children as it is essential for mothers.
The folic acid contained in bulgur is effective on the mental development of the fetus.
CURE FOR THE FLU AND COMMON COLD
Red pepper makes the person refreshed and opens air passages.
It is useful in the treatment of diseases such as bronchitis and influenza.