Benefits of Lentils

Benefits of Lentils

What they are?

Lentils are the seeds of legumes and look like tiny beans. They are one of the oldest and healthiest

foods known to mankind. They are used to make various kinds of dishes. Lentils are available in a

variety of types and can be differentiated by their size or colour. 

Many studies have shown that lentils were first grown and harvested in 8000 BC and since then have been a quintessential part of every cuisine. Lentils have transcended into soups, pastas, chips, vegan cooking and more. Lentils have a lot to offer and are great for your health. 

Let us look at some of the most important health benefits of lentils :-

1) They are high in protein - 

Do you know One Cup of lentils contain at least 18 grams of protein? 

Lentils contain about 25% of protein and therefore become an excellent source of nutrition for vegetarians and vegans.

2) They are good source of iron and fiber – 

A sufficient amount of iron and fiber is what you need to help you go through the entire day. Iron is super important to keep oxygen pumping throughout your body. 

One serving of lentils also gives you 20% of your daily fibre needs.

3) They improve digestive and gut health - 

As discussed earlier, lentils are loaded with fiber, which helps in easy bowel movements and weight loss. They prevent constipation and other digestive disorders.

4) Lentils have antioxidant properties - 

Lentils are filled with antioxidants and their goodness. They are enriched with vitamin A and vitamin C and are an excellent replacement for meat in meals.

5) Lentils ensure a healthy heart - 

You reduce the risk of getting heart disease if you consume lentils regularly because they are known to lower blood pressure. Lentils are very filling and therefore you eat less food, does helping to stabilise your blood sugar levels.

6) Lentils are great for pregnant women - 

Lentils provide a large amount of folate. Pregnant women are less likely to develop gestational diabetes if they consume lentils regularly.

Constipation is a common problem during pregnancy that can be tackled to a great extent by

taking lentils which are rich in fiber. Besides the above mentioned benefits of lentils, they have various other benefits that can help to keep you full and provide you with all the goodness you need in your diet. 

Viya Imports has some amazing quality lentils that can surely prove beneficial for you and your family. Do checkout our products on your next visit to the grocery store.

24th Jan 2022 Viya

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