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Lentils: Health Benefits of These Legumes

  1. Lentils are edible legumes or seeds belonging to the legume family. These usually consist of two halves covered with a shell. Both seeds are lenticular. Lentils are the perfect legumes to use in soups, salads, spreads, pasta, raw vegetables and so on. The brown, red or green legumes have a nutty and earthy taste. It was low in calories and fat, but rich in nutrients. Due to their high nutritional value, the legumes offer many health benefits that everyone can benefit from, such as improved heart health and prevention against diabetes. Eating lentils too much does sometimes cause side effects.

Nutrients in lentils

  1. Calcium In addition to dairy products, lentils are also a good option to absorb enough calcium in the body. Lentils are therefore good for bone health

Legumes Health Benefits

  1. Stabilize blood sugar Lentils contain soluble fiber that absorbs carbohydrates, slows digestion and stabilizes blood sugar. This is particularly useful for patients with diabetes mellitus, insulin resistance (cells are insensitive to insulin) or hypoglycaemia

Possible side effects of eating lentils

  1. Stomach problems Lentils contain lectins - a protein in certain plants such as nightshades and legumes. This protein has been linked to inflammation of the stomach and upset stomach

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