I made this delicious lentil soup for my family. This was the perfect soup for a multitude of reasons:
Heart healthy! Absolutely! Lentils provide a whopping dose of soluble fiber. This is great for your heart as it helps to keep cholesterol low. Another heart health contributor is the fact that lentils have been found to reduce homocysteine levels. Homocysteine is a bio-chemical which is produced by the body that is in stress. It is always found in people who have had a heart attack and is used as a marker in blood tests as an indicator for predicting heart attacks.
It is very nice to know what foods can help reduce this marker.
Lentils are also great for your digestive tract. All the soluble fiber stimulates the peristalsis in the large intestines and helps to move waste along and then out. Good digestive health can be accomplished by increasing foods with high fiber content in your diet. Many of the digestive problems seen in Americans have everything to do with the fact that the majority of Americans are not eating as many fiber rich foods as their bodies really need.
Lentils can also be a big help in loosing weight. Lentils are not high in calories but because of their high fiber content, they can make you feel full enough that you are satisfied. That being the case, you won’;t eat anything else and therefore your dinner was a low-calorie healthy and satisfying meal.
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Notice: If you have a corn allergy, do not take these herbs. (They are processed with corn starch.)
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