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Beans and legumes

Healthy legumes

Legumes improve your fitness, memory and concentration, great meat substitute and alleviate symptoms of menopause. Formerly eaten them much more often, and today, even though they are available all year, we reach not too rare.


Pulses are associated by most of us ... mostly with digestive troubles, and not surprisingly, because soybeans, peas or beans have a lot of substances that cause bloating, wrinkling, and even abdominal pain.

Note! For this reason, legumes should be avoided by persons using easily digestible diet, suffering from gout and chronic renal failure. For others, the same health :)

To enjoy their flavor (without fear of bloating) before cooking urine them in cold water. Soy 10 hours, 6 chickpeas, beans and peas 12, and dried beans 8 water after soaking pour the seeds cook until soft in fresh water.

Lentils cook for at least 30-45 minutes, dried beans 90, peas 120 min. For cooking it is worth adding thyme, marjoram, cumin, oregano, because these herbs enhance the flavor of food and aid digestion pods.

Red beans

It is a great addition to salads. It is a rich source of zinc, and this anti-inflammatory and pooprawia sexual performance of men. Thanks to the presence of antioxidants (isoflavones) can help prevent cancer.


Enrich the diet of people suffering from anemia and intense athletes. It is a rich source of iron, improving fitness and resistance to infection. Iron is necessary for the formation of hemoglobin - the blood pigment involved in the transport of oxygen to the cells.

Broad bean

Great substitute for meat in the diet of vegetarians. Broad bean (compared with other vegetables pulses) are easier to digest, because it has more fiber. Cooked and peeled can be a great snack, in addition to salads and salads. It is a rich source of protein.


Soy is recommended for women during pregnancy and menopause. It is a source of folic acid, which prevents the development of fetal defects and phytoestrogens - substances with properties similar to the female sex hormones.


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