Secrets of lentils
We have already talked about the benefits of lentil. This type of legumes is one of the products that are recommended to use for dieters. One of the main advantages of lentils is that it is very nutritious and quickly brings the feeling of satiety. At the same time, you won’t get hungry again soon. This product creates volume in the intestines, and thanks to the protein content the process of absorption of nutrients slows down. Thus, glucose is maintained at the required level for a long time.
However, be careful – excessive use of lentils may bring dangerous inconveniences:
– formation of kidney stones and related diseases;
– hyperkalemia or excess of potassium in the organism.
But for example, one plate of soup per day will be very useful.
So, here are a few helpful tips for the use of lentils.
You should note that brown lentil is a heavy food for the stomach. You should give preference to the red lentil. This will be the most useful choice and by the way, it is better absorbed by the organism.
It certainly should be thoroughly rinsed under the running water before use. In order to reduce the risk of bloating, it is better to finely chop lentils.
For better digestion and in order to prevent bloating, it is recommended to soak the lentils in water until it becomes increased in volume by half.
During cooking, you can add caraway or dill; it can help to reduce the risk of gas formation in the intestine.
It is important to know that you should add any acidic components into the lentils only after it is fully cooked.
The most useful a dish using lentil is soup, as well as you can add it to stews or salads.
For the soup preparation you will need:
lentils – 100 grams
celery – 1 piece
potatoes – 3 pieces
carrots – 1 piece
onion – 1 piece
vegetable oil – 3 tablespoons
salt and pepper
Soak lentil and wait for it increased in volume, cover with water and put to boil. Next, slice the potatoes; finely chop the onion and celery. Carrots can be grated. When the legumes are cooked to semi readiness, add the potatoes in a saucepan. Fry onion and carrot in vegetable oil and add them to the soup. Season with salt and pepper, add the garlic. Before serving, you can decorate the soup in a plate with fresh herbs.
Thus, we get an excellent soup for weight loss! Good luck!