7 Health Benefits Of Eating Shakshuka


Shakshuka is a popular Middle Eastern and North African dish made with poached eggs in a tomato, pepper and onion sauce (often spiced with cumin and paprika)...

Combining protein, vegetables and healthy fats, Shakshuka makes for a well balanced and satisfying meal.

Here are 7 reasons why you should eat Shakshuka:

1. Nutrient-rich:

Shakshuka is rich in essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, thanks to ingredients like tomatoes, eggs, and various spices.

2. Protein source:

Eggs in Shakshuka provide a good source of high-quality protein, essential for muscle health and overall body function.

3. Heart-healthy:

Tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, an antioxidant that may promote heart health by reducing the risk of heart disease.

4. Weight management:

Protein and fiber in Shakshuka can help keep you feeling full, potentially aiding in weight management.

5. Eye health:

The dish's ingredients, such as tomatoes, contain nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin, which may benefit eye health.

6. Bone health:

Parsley is loaded with vitamin K, which has been linked to bone health. The vitamin supports bone growth and bone mineral density. Parsley also works as a powerful natural diuretic and can help reduce bloating and blood pressure.

7. Anti-inflammatory:

Parsley has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties due to its antioxidants, including flavonoids, carotenoids, and vitamin C. Along with many other health benefits. Some of the other spices often used in Shakshuka, like cumin and paprika, may also have anti-inflammatory properties.

Fancy having a go at making Shakshuka?

This Shakshuka is one of the 40 delicious and easy to make recipes in Ryan's 5-Ingredient Recipe Pack download a copy here.

Ryan Phillips is a Personal Trainer in Brighton and an Online Fitness Coach Worldwide, and has been helping clients from all walks of life and from all over the world take control of their health and fitness since 2004.