We all know that legumes are good for you, but what’s so special about Lentils in particular?
Lentils are a nutrient powerhouse in the legume family. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids providing all the enzymes your body needs to readily absorb nutrients, all the while detoxifying and cleansing the body.
Health Benefits of Lentils
High in Protein – With approximately 26% of their calories being made up of protein, lentils make the perfect protein source for vegans and vegetarians.
Digestive Aid – Lentils contain insoluble dietary fiber which helps to prevent constipation and irritable bowel syndrome.
Lower Cholesterol – Since lentils have a high level of soluble fiber, they aid in reducing blood cholesterol. By having lower cholesterol levels, arteries are kept clean, thus reducing risk of stroke and heart attack.
Lentils are not only incredibly good for you, but they are relatively easy to cook and they keep well. They can be incorporated into daily dishes in many ways;
– Perfect addition / topper on salad
– Added to soups and stews for protein
– Stir into sauce and served with pasta
– Mix into rice, barley or other grain dishes
– Substitute for rice in stuffed peppers and vegetables
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