Everyone is well aware that the state of human health depends on many factors, including on what foods he prefers to eat, because there are both harmful and those that benefit.
In the list of useful products, you can safely refer to legumes, because, in addition to excellent taste, they contain a large amount of fiber, iron, calcium, as well as vitamins A and B.
In addition, such crops are rich in starch, fats and proteins, in terms of their content, they excel meat, and, despite the fact that the vegetable protein does not differ in chemical composition from the animal, it is the most digestible.
Most nutritionists are advised to make their diet in such a way that the legumes in it were at least 10%, especially since they combine well with green vegetables, as well as sour cream and vegetable oils. It is not recommended to use them with potatoes, bakery products and nuts.
Useful Properties of These Products
Among all these crops, the most popular are peas, beans, soybeans, and lentils have become increasingly popular lately. Due to the high fiber content, the intestinal microflora is improved, inflammatory processes are prevented, and, as some experts believe, the development of oncological diseases is slowed. Phytates, which are part of such products, contribute to the removal of toxins and other harmful substances that tend to accumulate in the body.
Regular use of legumes reduces cholesterol, which has a beneficial effect on the work of the heart and blood vessels, and due to folic acid and potassium, immunity is strengthened and blood purification occurs.
However, it is worth remembering that all these cultures are a serious food, especially for the elderly, as well as people suffering from diseases of the stomach and intestines, because they are difficult to digest. All other people are recommended to include them in the menu not more than twice a week, and to remove from the beans phytic acid, which is a harmful substance, they must be soaked before consumption.