Legumes are an ideal food for anyone, especially for celiacs because they do not contain gluten, and for diabetics, because of their high fiber value.
February 10 is coming, which means it’s one step closer to celebrate World Day beans, So designated by the General Assembly of the United Nations, which indicates andGreat nutritional and gastronomic value of this food group.
Legumes are undoubtedly one of the most popular foods around the world Since they can be consumed in many ways and in a variety of preparations according to the culture of each country. From lentils, beans—white, black—or broad beans—to chickpeas, green beans, or peas, there are so many leguminous varieties used in recipe books that are as delicious as they are diverse.
Legumes are a reference and essential food in the Mediterranean diet, where it is recommended to eat two or more servings a week. They are also considered a superfood, as they are a great source of nutritional benefits for health. And it is that legumes in general, with the particularities of each variety, provide a lot of fiber, minerals and vegetable proteins.
To top it all off, they have all the pieces to be considered a complete meal, and are affordable as well. Furthermore, it is worth noting its great environmental contribution to the promotion of sustainability and biodiversity.
Its high fiber content and low glycemic index makes legumes an ideal food for diabetics
benefits of eating legumes
Next we are going to give an account of the many benefits that the consumption of legumes brings to our health, a food indicated for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases because it contributes very little to calories and cholesterol.
In addition, thanks to its high fiber content, legumes will help the digestive system function properly. This is the reason why they are also an ideal food for diabetics due to their low glycemic index.
Being ‘gluten-free’ or gluten-free, legumes are a suitable food for people with celiac disease, it is also a product widely consumed by followers of vegetarian and vegan diets. And it is that legumes are an excellent source of protein of vegetable origin, in addition to containing other very beneficial elements such as iron, which favors the synthesis of red blood cells; B vitamins help with the central nervous system and skin, nail and hair health, and potassium, a fundamental nutrient for proper bowel function.
With information from El Diario Vasco.