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Red lentils are also similar to the common variety, although they have a more mild, nutty flavor. Anyways, like all other legumes, red lentil is known for its interesting nutritional properties. It has a high nutritional value, low fats, and lots of proteins.
Red lentils are high in vitamins, especially B-complex vitamins, like folic acid, and minerals, such as magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Besides, they have some amazing health benefits.
Let’s see them:
Improves digestive system
The starches and fiber of red lentils help with the digestive process.
Helps with weight loss
Lentil is low in carbs, so if you are looking to reduce your carb intake to lose weight, red lentils are a good option.
Contributes to heart health
Did you know that the consumption of red lentils is associated with preventing cardiovascular diseases?
Improves mood, depression, and anxiety
Lentils are rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that helps in serotonin production, known as the pleasure hormone.
Helps with nutrition during pregnancy
Red lentils are very healthy during pregnancy.
Ally against anemia
Because lentils are rich in iron, they help treat iron deficiency anemia, hindering red blood cells in the blood.
Protects against chronic diseases
The level of polyphenols of red lentils contributes to preventing chronic diseases.
In other words, eating red lentils in a varied, healthy diet is a way of reducing the risk of diseases like cancer, metabolic disorders, and cognitive changes.
How to eat red lentils?
Lentils are known as a replacement for beans, but they also go well in salads, soups and work as a meat substitute in meatballs and burgers for vegans.
So, are you going to add them to your diet?
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