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July 10, 2018 - TreeHugger

Why lentils may be the next big superfood

Why lentils may be the next big superfood

Scientists have discovered some surprisingly awesome side-effects to eating lentils. 

When you think of the word 'superfood,' I bet lentils are one thing that do not come to mind right away. Some interesting new science from the University of Guelph, however, could skyrocket this humble little legume to the status of dietary darling. Lentils are astoundingly effective at lowering blood glucose levels, researchers have discovered. When carbohydrates such as rice and potatoes are swapped out for lentils, it can lower blood glucose by up to 35 percent.

GruntVegan: The lentil is an edible pulse. It is a bushy annual plant of the legume family, known for its lens-shaped seeds. Plants grow to about 40 cm (16 in) tall, and the seeds grow in pods, usually with two seeds in each. Lentils are high in protein, fibre, and complex carbohydrates, while being low in fat and calories. They are also sources of other key minerals and nutrients including potassium, folate, iron, and manganese. In South Asian cuisine, split lentils are known as dal.

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