Quick & Easy Plant Based Meals

   May 14

Think Lentils!!!!!

Lentils can be cooked in a variety of ways. They can be served hot or cold. They can be added to practically any dish. They are high in nutrients, too. They have 16 g of fiber in them. These legumes are high in protein coming in at 18 g. There are many vitamins in lentils including A, C, E, K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, folate, B12, pantothenic Acid, choline and betaine. The minerals found in lentils are calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium. So, let’s see what betaine is and what it does for our bodies.

Betaine, otherwise known as Vitamin B10, has been shown in research that it can reduce homocysteine levels. These levels are linked to stroke and heart disease. This vitamin also supports your hair, digestive system, and skin. I like this vitamin because it is suppose to delay the skin from the appearance of wrinkles.

For the mineral, let’s pick selenium. Selenium is a mineral that has been taken and used for, according to WebMD, the prevention of cancers of the stomach, lung, prostate and skin. This mineral supports your heart, eyes, skin and hair. It’s used for many diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration, mood disorders, CFS and more. It helps your body function correctly.

Lentils are inexpensive and easy to make. Not to mention they are delicious. They come in a variety of colors, not just green. And, because of all these fun benefits for the body, I’m totally motivated to eat more of them!! Let’s Go Lentils!!!

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