Lentil

lentil

The lentils is becoming an increasingly popular food lately. Contains many important nutrients, is low-calorie and you can do it all sorts of salads, spreads, soups and or it can be used as an attachment. There are more species, are different from each other as the size of the seeds, so of course i taste.

Health benefits of lentils

Low cholesterol

Lentil helps to reduce cholesterol level in the blood because it contains a high amount of soluble fiber. Reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke by maintaining clean arteries

 

Heart Health

Studies show that foods high in fiber, reduce the risk of heart disease. It is also an excellent source of folate and magnesium which improves the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients around the body.

 

Digestive tract

Insoluble fibre helps prevent constipation and other digestive disorders such as irritable colon and diverticulosis.

 

Stabilize blood sugar

Dietary fiber along with carbohydrates can slow down the digestion process and stabilize blood sugar levels. This can be especially useful for diabetics, people who suffer from hypoglycemia or insulin resistance.

 

Protein

Of all the legumes and nuts just lentil provides the greatest amount of protein. It is an excellent, even for vegetarians and vegans.

 

Increases energy

Thanks to complex carbs supplies energy to the body of the lentil gently for several hours. Is also a good source of iron, which carries oxygen throughout the body and is essential for a good metabolism.

 

Weight loss

Although the lentil contains all the beneficial nutrients, such as fiber, protein, minerals and vitamins is still low calorie and contains almost no fat. One cup of cooked lentils contains only about 230 calories.

 

 

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