I had a few posts on legumes previously, please search ‘legumes’ to access them. Lentils are a high protein, high fibre member of the legume family.
Traditional hummus is made of chickpeas, and chickpea hummus is a very smart food.
Here is a comparison of the brown lentil and the chickpea for your review:
One cup of cooked brown lentils contains: Sugar 4g, Fiber 16g, Protein 18g, and Iron 37%. Total 230 Calories.
One cup of cooked chickpeas contains: Sugar 8g, Fiber 12g, Protein 15g, and Iron 26%. Total 269 Calories.
So, I’ve just experimented with hummus made of brown lentils, and I love it!
Brown Lentil Hummus
No wonder this long winter 2015 in Melbourne feels unusually cold. They say it is the coldest winter in 25 years, and I say it is long enough to exhaust all ideas for various soups. If you are one of us who might be feeling a desire for a simple and comforting soup, here I am again with the quick and simple delicious recipe where you will need only ordinary ingredients. Also, kids love it!
There has recently been so much interest in the PH impact from the food we consume that it generated just enough material for everyone on the Internet. Happy reading!
The only important thing we need to remember is that to achieve a good balanced system in our body we need to eat good food. Of course, you could eat and drink bi-carb soda if you have to, but it is not going to work if you consume sugar and fatty fried starch. The real benefit of the alkaline diet is in eating healthy, there is nothing new really.
Consider this soup below as a medicine, as it contains all the most alkalising products :-).
There are special people in our lives who we have to feed and we spend a good amount of our time doing this. These are our children who all vary in their appetites. Once I made the following conclusion: the earlier you start to introduce various ingredients into their diet, the easier your life and your child’s life will be later. Continue reading
Those who lived in winter temperatures below zero would know how important fermented foods are in winter.
Never thought there could be a ‘war’ between superfoods. If you look for kale and broccoli comparison information you may find this picture within an article published by ‘Salt Sugar Fat’.
Fibre is our best friend when we try to lose weight. This is because fibre has very few calories, and although it is not digested it has many health benefits.
In the Black Eyed Beans post we discussed soluble and insoluble starch. The bean is also very beneficial due to its fibre content, especially soluble fibre. Soluble fibre absorbs fluid in the stomach, forms a gel, and slows down the absorption of the carbohydrates. More importantly, soluble fibre has the ability to bind with the bile acids excreted by the gall bladder when we eat. The secreted bile acids contain cholesterol which is often not fully eliminated because it is reabsorbed by the intestines. So, by eating beans we may help our body to eliminate cholesterol because the fibre can help to carry the cholesterol out.
I was happy to discover that three of my favourite beans were investigated in one research study (Food Chemistry, Volume 86, Issue 3, July 2004, Pages 435-440). Black-eyed beans, Chickpeas (Garbanzo) and Lima beans were compared with Soya Beans for binding with the bile acids across multiple categories. I won’t get into the details, but just for comparison when the three beans were assessed for binding capacity with bile acids the percentages were: Black-eyed beans – 14%, 21%, 25%; Chickpeas – 47%, 68%, 80%; Lima beans – 17%, 19%, 23%. I really like the conclusion that authors made: ‘Incorporation of garbanzo, black eye and lima bean in diets should be encouraged.’