Finger on the Pulse: The Benefits of Lentils

Lentils being good for your health shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. They’ve been around for years, and added into your food when you weren’t aware of looking – your mother is slyly responsible for this for years. But have you really ever stopped to think about why lentils are good for you and your soul? Here are just a few of the benefits of eating lentils, so don’t stick your nose up at this article, keep reading. 

And that’s not all; we’ve got some easy dishes for you to add to your weekly menu. Give them a try and let us know if they work, because they sure do look delicious!

Lower cholesterol

It’s a known fact that lentils help to lower cholesterol due to it’s high levels of soluble fiber, which is also great news for your heart. So give a lentil soup a try, stocked with leeks, tomatoes and some spinach.

Good protein

About 26% of lentil’s calories are at attributed to protein, making it the perfect addition to your meal if you’re vegan or vegetarian. Next time you make tacos, mix your lentils in with your sauce and even add it to the mixture that already has protein.

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High nutrition

Lentils are high in nutrition and are a great source of fiber, iron and protein among other benefits. Mix potatoes, carrots and lentils into a thick red lentil curry and it eat it with rice or bread for a light and healthy meal.

Easy to digest and cook

Over the years, lentils have become a mainstay in diets and households because they are faster and easier to cook and easy to digest as well. A safe bet is always a lentil salad, mix sprouts into your regular salad and make it a meal!

Increases energy

Lentils are a great source of iron which produces more energy and increases the metabolism in your body. So start your day off with cooked lentils folded into an omelet for the perfect boost!

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Whoever said that lentils have to be boring and eaten just as sprouts never saw these recipes. Take a chance, try something different and don’t shun the lentils for not being popular like every one else.

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