Lentil soup: recipe, nutritional values, benefits

If you are tired of classical chicken soup, we offer you a healthy and very easy alternative to bring a new taste to your diet, numerous health benefits, and to help you get rid of extra pounds.
Lentil Soup: Ingredients

4 cloves of garlic;
1 onion white;
4 carrots;
4 celery stalks;
3 teaspoons of olive oil;
400g lentils;
1 teaspoon of cumin;
1 bay leaf;
salt and pepper to taste.

Method of preparation

Put the garlic cubes and let them roast in a pot for a few minutes, and then leave them aside. Cut onions, carrots and celery and add olive oil in a pot of garlic until they get a golden color. Then add the lemon and the caraway and leave them to cook for a few seconds until the oil penetrates into them. Add the broth and broth and mix until the softener softens. Leave the ingredients on fire for 30 minutes, then remove the bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper to taste and, why not, a few croutons.

Lentils: nutritional values

Calories: 230
Carbohydrates: 39.9g
Protein: 17.9g
Fat: 0.8g
Fiber: 15.6g
Thiamine: 22% of daily requirements
Niacin: 10% of the daily requirement
Vitamin B6: 18% of daily requirements
Folic acid: 90% of the daily requirement
Iron: 37% of daily requirements
Magnesium: 18% of the daily requirement
Phosphorus: 36% of daily requirements
Potassium: 21% of the daily requirement
Zinc: 17% of the daily requirement
Copper: 25% of the daily requirement
Manganese: 49% of the daily requirement

Lentils: Benefits

There are many types of lentils, from brown or green to yellow and red. Of course, we can also speak of lentils Puy and Beluga, all of which are the most consumed. Nutritional values do not seem desirable, demonstrating that this food is only good in our diet. For example, 100g of lentils contain:

Rich in protein. Lintea contains one of the largest amounts of protein, comparable to red meat, chicken, fish or dairy products. They contain the essential amino acids necessary to the body for a good muscle mass.

Prevents atherosclerosis. Studies suggest that the consumption of lentils produces antioxidants that decrease the chances of developing atherosclerosis. These antioxidants play an important role in counteracting free radicals and preventing the destruction of cells.

Excellent source of folic acid. Lintea is a source of Vitamin B as folic acid. Over time, it has been shown to help red blood cell formation and regulation of homocysteine levels.
Excellent iron source. Linten contains 36% of the daily requirement, with only 200g of lentils. Iron consumption is ideal for red cells and hemoglobin production. These can prevent anemia.
Improves cardiovascular activities. Lintea is an excellent source of potassium, and a diet rich in potassium and low in sodium reduces the risk of hypertension.
Accelerates metabolism. Lintea contains vitamins, including Vitamin B3, which helps accelerate the nervous and digestive system. Vitamin B3 plays an important role in controlling cholesterol, reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s, cataracts, osteoarthritis and diabetes.

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