Lentil soup reduces risk of heart attack and cancer – Almomento

MEXICO CITY, March 7 (AlMomentoMX).- You like that lentil soup? Yes, because now you’ll love it even more: eating this food can help reduce the risk of cancer and heart attack.

In a study of University of Rovira i Virgilifound that regular consumption of lentil soup is beneficial Heart health and anti-cancer.

Researchers looked at 7,212 high-risk participants cardiovascular disease after 6 years of follow-up. The results showed that people with a high consumption of lentils reduced the risk of death by up to 49 percent. Cancer and 37 percent in a matter of Heart attack.

That protective effect of lenses is that they are high in polyphenols such as phenolic acids and flavonoids. In addition, legumes are a good source of fiber, vitamins E and B, selenium and lignans, all dietary components with known anti-cancer effects.

Remember the lenses are recommended for people with difficult digestion such as children, people with irritable bowel syndrome, pregnant women and older adults. A good tip to improve the bioavailability of iron in this food is to serve a small portion of meat or fish during the same meal.