Monday, June 6, 2011

Discovery Health "LENTILS" or " ADAS"

This is very surprising for me...,! I never knew that a pack of " ADAS" which I dont usually take notice can be so healthy, thanks to our nanny who encourage me to try and discover it's benefits,

surely, will add this to my diet!

Lentils are brimming with fiber, which is crucial to satisfying your hunger and reducing your appetite. This food is rich in soluble fiber, which also lowers blood cholesterol as it gives you that full feeling you need to avoid temptation and help with weight loss.Not only that, but because they boast a bevy of nutrients, lentils are finally gaining the recognition they deserve as a great source of low-fat protein, making them the perfect substitute for meat. They are in the legume category and can be considered a vegetable or a protein, but not both at the same meal. The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest eating about three cups of legumes each week to maintain a healthy diet.

Health Benefits

Lentils' high fiber content is a boon to health; it's mostly the soluble kind, so it lowers blood cholesterol by creating gels that bind with bile acids, forcing the body to use cholesterol to replace them. These gels also tie up carbohydrates, so they are absorbed more slowly, stabilizing blood sugar levels and of benefit to anyone with a goal of eating fewer calories.
Lentils are exceptionally high in folic acid, which can help prevent certain birth defects and may prevent heart disease, dementia, and bone fractures in people with osteoporosis. Lentils are an important source of iron for vegetarians, serving as protection against anemia. They also are a good source of magnesium, which plays a role in relaxing the smooth muscles that line the inside of your arteries. This helps lower blood pressure and allows blood to flow more


Nutritional Values
Serving Size: 1/2 cup, cooked Calories: 115
Fat: 0 g

Saturated Fat: <1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Carbohydrate: 20 g
Protein: 9 g
Dietary Fiber: 8 g
Sodium: 2 mg
Folic Acid: 179 mcg
Niacin: 1 mg
Thiamin: <1 mg
Vitamin B6: <1 mg
Calcium: 19 mg
Copper: <1 mg
Iron: 3 mg
Magnesium: 35 mg
Manganese: <1 mg
Phosphorus: 178 mg
Potassium: 366 mg

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