Benefits of Lentils for a Healthy Life

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Lentils produce round-shaped seed. The color of the seed depends on the variety. The most popular types of lentils are yellow, orange, green, brown, and black.

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Why Are Lentils Good for You? Lentils are plant-based foods, and plant-based diets are suitable for the heart. Lentils are a type of small beans that are found in red, yellow, and green colors. Lentils have a lot to offer you. They are incredibly nutrient-dense, and most amazingly, they are low in fats and carbohydrates (1). They contain folate, iron, protein manganese, phosphorus, potassium, thiamin, vitamin B6. They are also the source of Riboflavin, pantothenic acid, niacin, zinc, and copper. Lentil nutrition is quite popular and therefore, adds to its popularity. It helps to fight fatigue caused by iron deficiency. The presence of fiber, folic acid, and folate helps to promote a healthy heart, thereby reducing the risk of heart diseases. The increase in fiber intake generally decreases the cholesterol levels from your body, thus maintaining a healthy heart. Many kinds of research have been conducted on lentil nutrition which has proved its high nutrient profile (2). Daily intake of lentils does reduce not only the risk of coronary heart diseases but also reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. 

All the lentils are healthy as they are low glycemic food. However, the benefits of red lentils are not hidden as these are widely used for healthy weight maintenance. They contain the nutrients that boost the metabolism and helps the body to burn fat. Red Lentils are most commonly used in the Middle East and many parts of Asia to make curry. Besides, lentil curry, lentil soup is also quite a popular yet healthy dish. According to numerous nutritionists, lentils are one of the best crops you should consume daily.

This is how you can prepare your lentil soup which is a very healthy yet delectable dish. This soup is a useful dish to be consumed while on a lentil diet. 

Besides, numerous health benefits of lentils, there are also some side effects. Excessive use of anything can upset you, and the same is in the case of lentils too. Lentils contain lectins that have been linked to inflammation and thus, upset stomach. Besides this, they are rich in fiber, and excessive use of fiber can also cause constipation. It is advised to increase the intake of lentils gradually, mainly if you are not used to consuming it often. Though lentils are good for the heart and also control the blood sugar levels, it is always recommended to consult with a doctor before starting any lentil diet plan. Similarly, consult your doctor before using any lentil-based remedy.

To sum up, lentils are quite beneficial and can be consumed daily as they are highly rich in essential nutrients and minerals, such as iron, polyphenols, protein, magnesium, folic acid, and fiber. It is a highly valuable crop that is quickly and widely available and consumed. Lentils are commonly consumed as they provide numerous health benefits such as strengthening the bones. They also enhance the health of your heart and are quite affordable too. 


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