One Serving of THIS a Day Will Help You Lose Extra Pounds
Most of the people have heard the story about magic beans and Jack. Beans can be the most powerful weapon in the fight against losing weight according to the Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Beans have ton of beneficial effects. However, there are plenty of reasons to implement chickpeas and lentils into your nutrition if you are not necessarily trying to lose weight. Beans are one of the foods that are consisted of complex carbs, protein and fiber. By slowing digestion and keeping you feel full for a long time, you will get rid of the excess pounds in a short period of time. The antioxidants, vitamins and minerals prevent heart diseases, diabetes and cancer, while the fiber prevents absorption of calories.
Only a cup of lentils contains 37% of your daily recommended iron and 188 grams of protein. They are full of magnesium, potassium, folate, fiber and protein, important nutrients for warding off all illnesses.
Garbanzo beans is the second name chickpeas. They can be consumed as crunchy snack, soups, salad etc. This bean is rich in antioxidants that regulate blood sugar and fiber – ideal for digestive health.
Beans usually have bad reputation because they are related with flatulence and it seems too much prep for busy home cooks if you want to soak the beans overnight.
However, chickpeas and lentils cause much less digestive distress than people think. There are many ways to cook these powerful foods with minimal fuss.
This Moroccan lentil and chickpea soup is full of health benefits. It is absolutely inexpensive, makes great leftovers for lunches and can be prepared in short time.
– 1/3 chopped parsley
– 15 ounce can of chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
– 15 ounce can of pureed tomatoes
– 6 cups of water
– 1 cup of any type of lentils
– ¼ tsp black pepper
– 1 ¾ tsp salt
– 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
– ¼ tsp turmeric
– ½ tsp ground ginger
– 2 ribs celery (chopped)
– 1 chopped onion
– 2 tbsp butter
Saute the celery and onion for 10 min by melting the butter in a bigger stock pot. Add the rest of the ingredients (except the chickpeas) once these veggies start to soften. Reduce the heat to low and let the soup to simmer for half an hour (with covered lid). Before adding the chickpeas and warming for five more min, check to make sure that the lentils are tender. Chop dates on the top, squeeze lemon juice and sprinkle parsley for true authenticity.
These extremely powerful veggies are your greatest weapon in the fight against excess pounds, regardless of how you choose to consume chickpeas and lentils.