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Did you know the fiber present in lentils acts as a prebiotic that helps improve gut health and maintains a healthy microflora environment? This means your digestive system is less susceptible to oxidative damage and toxins, plus better at detoxifying the body and absorbing and using available nutrients from food.
In addition, lentils are made up of over 25% protein, which makes them an excellent meat alternative. They’re also a great source of iron, a mineral that is sometimes lacking in vegetarian diets.
According to some researches, the high level of soluble fiber found in lentils traps glucose from carbohydrates and slows down digestion. This means lentils can help stabilize blood sugar levels.
It is also believed that lentils help alkalize the body and balance its pH level. Eating an alkalizing diet high in plant foods may help to lower the risk for problems like kidney stones, ulcers, and bone loss.
Lentils may protect your heart by supporting weight loss, preventing homocysteine accumulation in your body and improving cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
The best thing about lentils is that they are so easy to cook. Unlike many other legumes, lentils don’t require prior soaking and can be cooked in less than 20 minutes. You can cook them in big batches and use them for lunch or dinner throughout the week, as they last for up to 5 days in your fridge.
|Here are a few more ideas on how to include lentils in your diet:|
|📍Add lentils to any soup or stew recipe for extra nutrients and fiber.|
|📍Use lentils instead of beans in any recipe.|
|📍Replace half the meat in a Bolognese sauce or lasagna with red lentils.|
|📍Make a lentil dip by smashing cooked lentils with a fork. Add garlic, onion, chili, and chopped tomatoes.|
|📍Look out for new snacks and foods, such as lentil-based crackers or chips and lentil pasta.|