💥To legume or not to legume💥
If you have cut out lentils and beans from your diet because you’ve heard they’re bad for you, hard to digest, or cause inflammation, I encourage you to reevaluate 🙏🏽😘
💥Areas with populations that tend to live impressively long and healthy lives, the so called ‘Blue Zones’, incorporate legumes into their diet, big time!
💥Legumes contain fiber that feeds and nourishes the good bugs in our guts. Sure this can cause some gas - 18 flatulences per day are normal, did you know that?! 🤗🤭- but this is just an indicator that your friendly bugs are healthy and happy, not a cause for concern. You can cook legumes with ginger, cumin, bay leaf etc to boost digestion. Of course if the gas is debilitating and you can’t function because of it, you may need to work with a doctor to remedy the bacterial imbalance (dysbiosis) in your gut. Cutting out lentils completely is like missing the woods for the trees.
💥Lentils are a good source of plant-based protein and can help curb the threat to our planet’s ecosystem from overconsumption of animal-based foods #plantpowered
💥People who eat legumes tend to have a lower risk for heart disease, obesity, cancer and so forth.
💥Legumes when soaked and cooked properly (pressure cooker is ideal) lose inflammatory compounds like lectin which can be problematic for some. 💥Legumes are inexpensive and a great way to eat healthy on a budget! —
Have you cut out legumes? Will you try them again? Holla back below. I’d love to know your legume story ❤️
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