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Benefits of vegetables in the diet

February 9, 2013

The benefits of legumes in the diet are several and among them are the facts that it is one of the foods that provide more nutrients to the body, thereby being used in meatless diets.

Lentils, chickpeas, beans and beans provide a good percentage of protein and nutrients being especially recommended as part of the daily diet due to its versatility that allows preparing them in different ways.


Thus, for example, beans (beans) both whites, as the reds or Blacks have a high content of fiber as well as vitamins B6 and B12, as well as being especially rich in vitamin A and C, providing the body minerals essential to health such as iron, potassium and zinc.

An important contribution of complex carbohydrates are provided to the agency by which parallel lentils help maintain normal levels of blood sugar, with high levels of iron and folic acid for it being listed as an ideal food for those suffering from anemia.

Legumes are generally large allied health and also help control weight considering its high content of soluble fiber that produces a slower digestion process helping to feel satiety for a longer period of time.

On the other hand, legumes collaborate to increase iron levels in the body, vitamin C to be the essential element that helps to secure it in the body and there that legumes take a leading role because they also provide it.

Their use provides the body usual amount of copper a good enzymatic activity and increase, this being particularly preferred mineral for producing a stimulation of the activity of the enzymes essential for the digestive process, the connectivity of the tissues and skin pigmentation.

Also have correct levels of protein and soluble fiber is essential to prevent hypertension, hence legumes are effective in controlling blood pressure. Intake of folic acid in adequate amounts is especially recommended for pregnant women, especially during the first trimester of pregnancy, as it has been proven to prevent defects in neural tube formation baby.

Remember that vegetables provide the body with high levels of folic acid, given that a cup of lentils provides 90% of the daily amount of folic acid recommended by specialists.
Vital source of nutrition, beans can be incorporated into the menu daily easily taking into account the various forms in which they can be prepared.

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