Learning About Lentils in A Delicious Ayurvedic Diet

June 11, 2020
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Working with an ayurvedic diet isn’t as hard or as boring as it sounds at first. One of the best parts of an ayurvedic diet is discovering new food items that are both delicious and gives you many health benefits. One ingredient to strongly consider when cooking healthy recipes are lentils, which can also make recipes customizable and fun. You might have not heard of this type of food previously, but you can shortly realize how they’re one of the most delicious and healthiest ingredients for cooking meals.

Lentils can be included in many different recipes such as for soups, salads, and even hamburgers. Lentils also are recommended by the best ayurvedic practitioner in Sydney as they give you energy, fiber, protein, and reduce cholesterol. They are also a good source of carbohydrates and are low in calories.

But for people experimenting with cooking new meals, there are four types of lentils to choose from that come in different colors, all of which have their own taste and benefits. The colors alone can make it intriguing for people to want to try in their recipes. Here are the types of lentils you can consider for your wholesome ayurvedic meals.

Green

Green lentils have extra minerals, such as iron and magnesium. Compared to the other lentils, they have a peppery taste which gives them season. They are great for salad and side disease as part of warm, delicious meals. It takes 45 minutes to fully cook green lentils. One type of special green lentil is known as the puy Lentil, originating in France. These lentils contain the most texture and flavor of all green lentils, making it the most expensive as a result.

Brown

Brown lentils come in a natural shape, and have a taste to match. Like green lentils, brown lentils can be used in nearly the same recipes, and requires about 45 minutes to cook. In North America, brown is the most popular color of lentil. After eating meals containing brown lentils, you are sure to feel fuller and never want to have another thing to eat for hours.

Black

Black lentils are the most nutritious of lentils you can eat. Also known as beluga lentils, black lentils taste great with vegetables and other food items with high amounts of protein. If you have eaten black beans before, black lentils taste almost the same. Beluga lentils are named after their resemblance to beluga caviar. Another interesting feature of black lentils is that they can turn other food items blue or purple in color, thanks to an antioxidant they contain known as anthocyanin. These lentils take around half an hour to fully cook.

Red and Yellow

Red and yellow lentils, while two colors, have around the same characteristics inside and out, and can be mixed in with one another for recipes that appeal in addition to taste good. Red and yellow lentils have a sweet and mild taste to them. They are the most popular type of lentil in India and middle eastern countries. They are often used to thicken broth in soups, stews, and purees, and will become very mushy when cooked. They take around 20 minutes to cook entirely.

Summary

Lentils are a type of legume that are welcome in any ayurvedic diet. There are five different colors of legumes, four of which have different tastes, characteristics, and unique benefits to the body. Cooking with legumes can be fun and enjoyable when it comes to dieting. Consider making ayurvedic recipes with legumes and enjoy making and eating delicious meals.


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In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.


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