Think you know about lentils? If you did, we think you’d be eating them more often.
Talk About A Superfood
Lentils go way back in time; more than 9,000 years ago, man was eating this amazing powerhouse food. They belong to the legume family, and though they are a plant, they contain high amounts of protein that is comparable to meat, poultry, and dairy. Unlike these products, however, lentils also contain a healthy dose of dietary fiber, carbohydrates, and are very low in fat and calories. They also contain a high amount of important vitamins and nutrients like:
• Manganese & Magnesium
• Vitamins B3, B6, B5, B1
All of this makes lentils a perfect food for those who are trying to lose weight, or for those following a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Love Your Lentils
Lentils are easy to find, easy to cook, and are versatile enough to add to any dish from salads to soups. To know a lentil is to love a lentil, and if you need more reasons than that to add them to your diet, think about these 5 health benefits they can provide.
1) Weight loss assistant. With less than 1 gram of fat and only 230 calories per cup, lentils are a great addition to your weight loss plan. The fiber they contain will fill you up without weighing you down. Plus, lentils can help control appetite and curb your sugar and carb cravings.
2) Digestive advantage. The dual fibers that lentils contain also play a role in improving your digestion. They can prevent constipation and other digestive disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome, and help move toxins out of the body.
3) Healthy heart helper. Lentils contain magnesium, which relaxes the cardiovascular muscles and can help lower blood pressure. The fiber helps lower cholesterol, which prevents plaque build-up. This lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
4) Diabetic control. Lentils have the ability to help control blood sugar levels. The fiber they contain can trap the glucose from carbohydrates to slow down digestion. This can prevent insulin resistance, diabetes, and hypoglycemia.
5) Added energy. The fiber and complex carbohydrates in lentils provide slow-burning energy. They also contain iron, which helps transport oxygen through the body, and is known to aid in energy production. The bonus of vitamin B3 assists in boosting the metabolism.
When it comes to a rich and soul-satisfying soup, our brown lentils with kale is exactly what your body is looking for. All of the health benefits without sacrificing taste. At SoLé SoupS, we believe in the power of fresh, the power of clean, and the power that soup has on the mind and body. With so many health benefits to lentils, it looks like we’re doing a pretty satisfying job.