Like other beans lentils are hard to digest but sprouted lentils are easy on digestive system and very rich source of digestive fibers. These sprouts also contain protein, calcium, vitamins and potassium. Around 30% of the calories provided by lentils for example come from its protein content. These sprouts have more Vitamin C, and B vitamins thiamine, niacin and riboflavin compared to the other seeds. They can even be mixed into salads and eaten raw.
Because of soluble fiber content It delays the absorption of glucose, which mitigates sudden changes in blood sugar levels, and lowers cholesterol especially low-density lipoprotein (LDL). As they are low in calories and no fat, saturated or otherwise ( 1-cup serving of sprouted lentils has only 82 calories)- making them a wise choice for people who are trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. The vitamin C in sprouted lentils is a powerful antioxidant, which helps combat the signs of aging and aids in the prevention certain cancers. It also helps manufacture the protein collagen, which is necessary to the production of blood vessels, cartilage, ligaments, skin and tendons. One cup serving of sprouted lentils contains 77 g of folate, a B vitamin, which is crucial to iron production and in making new cells. Sprouted lentils are also packed with 248 mg of potassium, which is necessary to muscle function, as well as being crucial to the healthy functioning of heart.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: February 18, 2016