Legumes health benefits

Legumes health benefits
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The Advantages of Legumes. We all must have heard of Legumes. How does it help our system and provide us enough energy to work? Legume is a fruit or a plant.

We all must have heard of Legumes. How does it help our system and provide us enough energy to work? Legume is a fruit or a plant. Under Legumes comes Lentils, beans and pulses. As Legumes are rich in protein, it helps in body building. Our Indian food Dal which is another name of lentils are rich in nutrition. So what are the benefits of Legumes? 1. They are an excellent source of fibre 2. Rich in protein and low in fat 3. They provide anti-oxidants to our body 4. Helps in energy building 5. Keeps our body warm What can we do to make legumes interesting enough to eat? 1. Lentil soup: As we start our main course with the soup, we could include nutrition value to it by adding mixed variety of lentils in the soup. 2. Lentils Pizza: This sounds too interesting right. As pizza is more of junk foods and do not scores high in healthy foods, we could give it a much needed protein value by adding lentils to the base and mixing with loads of veggies. 3. Pulses Dosa: Dosa is rich in carbs and we can mix it with Lentils or pulses (mainly moong) and Oats to make it more attractive to the children. Even adults love this combination. So, try these items and make your breakfast, lunch and dinner power packed with balanced diet. A balanced diet is nothing but right proportion of food groups in our body.

1. They are an excellent source of fibre

2. Rich in protein and low in fat

3. They provide anti-oxidants to our body

4. Helps in energy building

5. Keeps our body warm

What can we do to make legumes interesting enough to eat?

1. Lentil soup: As we start our main course with the soup, we could include nutrition value to it by adding mixed variety of lentils in the soup.

2. Lentils Pizza: This sounds too interesting right. As pizza is more of junk foods and do not scores high in healthy foods, we could give it a much needed protein value by adding lentils to the base and mixing with loads of veggies.

3. Pulses Dosa: Dosa is rich in carbs and we can mix it with Lentils or pulses (mainly moong) and Oats to make it more attractive to the children. Even adults love this combination.

So, try these items and make your breakfast, lunch and dinner power packed with balanced diet. A balanced diet is nothing but right proportion of food groups in our body.

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