Lentils (Red) – 16 oz
Ingredients: 100% Organic Red Lentils
Lentils (red) contain high levels of proteins. It is also a great source of other nutrients, including:
- dietary fiber.
- vitamin B1.
Lentils (red) has a lower concentration of fiber as compared to lentils (green). The red (or pink) variant has 11% fiber as compared to the latter which has 31%.
According to Health Magazine, they have selected lentils as one of the top 5 healthiest foods. These are often mixed with grains. It is often found mixed with rice, to produce a complete protein dish.
The Lentils (red) also have “anti-nutritional” factors. These factors include trypsin inhibitors. They have relatively high phytate content. Trypsin is an enzyme involved with digestion. Phytates reduce bioavailability of dietary minerals. The phytates content of lentils can be reduced by soaking the seeds in warm water overnight.
1 cup of lentils (red) will have about 15.6 grams of fiber. This will immediately fill up 62% of the 25 grams required daily value for fiber for women. For men, it will be at 50% of the required 38 grams.
We need fiber as part of our daily diet. We need it because of two reasons. One is it fills the stomach after eating which prevents hunger. It also prevents us from binge eating. The other reason is it slows down carbohydrates. These prevents the blood sugar from rising or falling too much. When both benefits work together, maintaining, and even losing weight can be achieved easier.
Lentils (red) are also rich in macronutrients. Macronutrients include protein. A cup of red lintels will have about 17.9 grams of protein. This will aid in slowing down the 40 grams of carbohydrates that comes along with the seeds. This aids in balancing out blood sugar in our bodies. This will also aid in stabilizing the body’s flow of energy. This will prevent food cravings.
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