Pudding is a dessert as well as a snack that many people love. Made from agar powder and milk, pudding has flavors and diverse looks. There are vanilla pudding, chocolate pudding, strawberry pudding, mosaic pudding, layer pudding, and much more. As well tasty and easy to make, pudding also has health benefits for the body.
Milk content makes the pudding has a high enough calcium levels. Calcium is an essential ingredient for bone and tooth strength. Calcium is also the most abundant minerals in our body, such as in blood cells, bones, and teeth. Calcium also affects muscle contraction, hormonal balance and transmission of nerve impulses. Not only delicious, pudding is also a healthy way to get calcium for the body.
Vitamins and minerals are essential components of pudding. Vitamin D and magnesium together with calcium, can strengthen the bone structure and outer layer of teeth. Other vitamins contained in the pudding include vitamins A, C, B6, B12, and E.
Agar powder is made from seaweed type gracilaria sp or gelidium sp. The content of fiber in seaweed is very high. Fiber is make full and facilitate the body’s metabolic processes so it is very good consumed by obese people. Because of its complex carbohydrates, consuming puddings can feel full longer without fear of being overweight. Chlorophyll in green seaweed can also function as an antioxidant. This substance helps rid the body of free radical reactions that are very harmful to the body.
Moreover, pudding is also useful to prevent dehydration because of high water content.