Lentils are a protein-packed food. For those people who do not eat meat, they are essential so that this fundamental nutrient is not lacking in their diet.
It is known to all that lentils are a natural source of iron. Iron is very important for our immune system. Not only does it prevent anemia and fight fatigue, it also helps our skin, nails or hair have better health.
It is a legume of great hardness and of a whitish color.
In Spain three important varieties are distinguished: Castilian chickpea, milky white chickpea and Pedrosillano chickpea.
Before cooking, it is recommended to soak the chickpeas a few hours before so that they soften a little and cook faster. With them, typical stews of our gastronomy are made in addition to incorporating them into salads or creams.
Chickpea is a very nutritious food. It has vitamins of group B (B1, B2, B6, B9), C, E and K. Rich in minerals such as iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and calcium and in vegetable proteins. They are highly recommended to combat anemia and states of fatigue and physical and mental fatigue. They protect against cardiovascular diseases.
Among the properties and benefits that the consumption of beans gives us, we would highlight the amount of water that they offer to the body since more than half of the beans are formed by this, in addition to providing us with very few calories, which make it an ideal food for weight loss diets that together with the potassium they offer is the ideal complement to eliminate extra weight as well as eliminate fluids, control hypertension or eliminate cellulite.
Another factor that highlights the consumption of fresh beans will be their contribution of vitamins, such as vitamin C and vitamin A, both of which are rich in quantity, thus collaborating against free radicals, skin care and acting as a natural antioxidant.