Common name: prickly pear, prickly pear. Botanical name: Opuntia ficus indica, Cactaceae family. English Names: Prickly pear cactus, prickly pear cactus flower.
The nopal has virtues slimming, thanks to the mucilage that has the property to be satiating, and thus provides an almost immediate effect of satiety and thus limit snacking, it is a natural appetite suppressant and you in your aideras fight against obesity.
The nopal is a fat burner, in fact it is rich in fiber can capture and remove fat and sugars in the stomach before being absorbed by the body. The nopal is considered as a sensor of fat because it has the power to withhold up to 20 times its weight in fat.
By its ability to be a natural hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) there is a considerable asset in cases of mild to moderate obesity.
The nopal is a complete food because it contains more fiber, amino acids, vitamins and trace elements, which Hence the importance of nopal in a balanced weight-loss program.