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Why are Lentils important in Plant Based diets?

Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Make sure you use organic Lentils in your plant-based diet.

You can use them in so many different ways and they are an important must-have in a plant-based nutrition. Whether curry, stew, salad, spread, roast or patties, you can prepare almost anything with lentils!

They are very healthy because they are rich in iron, zinc, folic acid, magnesium and B vitamins. Lentils also provide you with a lot of protein and fibre. Due to the fibre, your blood sugar level increase very slowly and so it takes longer to get hungry again. Also helps if you want to lose some weight.

They contain many essential amino acids and in combination with rice, for example, you can cover all 8 essential amino acids.

Lentils are a great source of iron and if you combine them with a dash of lemon juice before your meal, the bioavailability of them increases even more!

And best of all - they have a long shelf life, are cheap and you can often buy them without packaging or in bulk.

You can also use the different types of lentils individually. For example, yellow or red lentils are ideal for curry or dahl, as they become very creamy when you cook them. Unlike mountain lentils, which tend to stay in shape and are therefore great for a lentil salad.

For a wide variety of organic premium lentils, contact me for links to sources. Yellow, red, green, beluga, and mountain lentils are all readily available.

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