LENTILS

Lentils compared to other types of dried beans are relatively quick and easy to prepare. They readily absorb a variety of wonderful flavors like garlic, cumin, turmeric, ginger and flavors from other foods and seasonings, are high in nutritional value and are available throughout the year and very cost effective wholesome meal. You can also add lots of finely chopped vegetables to this dish.

Lentils are a small but nutritionally good member of the legume family. They are a very good source of cholesterol lowering fibre. Not only do lentils help lower cholesterol, they are of special benefit in managing blood sugar disorders since their high fibre content prevents blood sugar levels from rising quickly after a meal. But this is far from all lentils have to offer. Lentils also provide excellent amounts of six important minerals, two B-vitamins, and protein—all with virtually no fat. The calorie cost of all this nutrition is only 229 calories for a whole cup of cooked lentils. This tiny nutritional giant fills you up and doesn’t expand your waist line J Be creative by adding some exotic middle eastern spices and you will have yourself a tasty wholesome healthy cheap meal.

 

One Cup of Lentils (cooked contain)

Nutrient % Daily Value

molybdenum 198%

folate 89.5%

fiber62.5%

tryptophan50%

manganese49%

iron36.6%

protein35.7%

phosphorus35.6%

copper25%

vitamin B122%

potassium20.8%

Calories (229)12% per 1 cup cooked

About John Hart… John has a :

Master’s In Education” (Disability/Rehab)Newcastle UniversityAustralia

“Grad Cert Education”NewcastleUniversity”Australia

“Diploma Fitness/Recreation”

“Diploma of Sport and Recreation”

“Cert 4 Personal Training”

“Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach”

Member of ASCA (Australian Strength and Conditioning Association)

Accredited Lecturer in Exercise Science and Fitness/Sport and Recreation

Accredited First Aid Trainer

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