What properties does the consumption of lentils have for our body? What benefits does this plant bring to our body?
Lentils are one of the legumes that have been cultivated in most parts of the world since ancient times. Botanists believe that lentils existed even before history. Lentils are very rich in protein and among plants, only soybeans have more protein than lentils.
Lentil is an annual plant whose height is not more than 30 cm. Its leaves have 6 to 14 leaflets, at the end of which there is an ivy. Lentil flowers are white with purple streaks. Its fruit is a small pod and usually there are 1 to 3 lentils in each pod.
There are two types of lentils:
1) The official lentil, whose seed is round and coarse, and its color is yellowish green.
2) Small lentils or red lentils whose seeds are small and red in color.
Lentils are a rich source of protein and B group vitamins.
The ingredients in 100 grams of lentils are as follows:
Energy 340 calories
25 grams of protein
Fat 1 gram
Starch material 60 grams
Calcium 80 mg
Phosphorus 380 mg
Iron 7 mg
Potassium 8 mg
Vitamin A 600 international units
Vitamin B 10.4 mg
Vitamin B2 0.2 mg
Vitamin B3 2 mg
Arsenic 1 mg
According to old Iranian medicine, lentil is mild and dry, and like other plants, its skin and seeds have opposite effects. It means that the lentil skin is warm and the lentil itself is astringent. In other words, its skin is laxative and its brain is anti-diarrhea.
Lentils are a complete food and provide the necessary energy for human body work.
Lentils have the following properties
1) Lentils increase milk secretions and breastfeeding mothers must use them.
2) Peel the lentil and put it on the inflamed skin, it will remove the inflammation.
3) Boil lentils and gargle the water to treat mouth and throat ulcers and diphtheria.
4) Eat cooked lentils with vinegar to strengthen the stomach and eliminate gas.
5) Lentil soup with almond oil is the best food for recovery.
6) Ointment in lentil with vinegar is useful for cracking hands and feet due to cold.
7) Lentils can also be used as a laxative because it has a lot of glaze, which is effective in treating intestinal disorders.
8) Cooked lentils can also be used as a salve for wounds.
Lentils with all the benefits should not be consumed too much and should not be wasted in eating it because firstly it is slow to digest and produces flatulence, secondly it is an astringent and slows down the blood flow in the veins. Of course, you can eat lentils with sesame oil or almond oil and vinegar to prevent these side effects. In addition, lentils are harmful for people who have kidney problems, especially kidney strengthening, due to the presence of microproteins.
Source: comprehensive information database of Iranian doctors
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