According to A. Unicauskas, legumes should complement every diet – they contain many nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants.
"Legumes become a very important part of the diet at a young age, when doctors recommend reducing meat intake," he says.
The doctor confirms that various beans and peas can also replace meat: “Everyone knows that we get protein from meat and fish. These are animal squirrels. Legumes are the main source of vegetable proteins. By the way, humanity has most of the protein derived from soy. ”
Among other things, peanut vegetables also have a lot of healthy fats, which reduce the amount of bad cholesterol and improve quality.
“Legumes are valued worldwide because they are an excellent source of fiber. The further, the more I am convinced that the basis for good health is a sufficient amount of fiber in the diet. We have two registrars – broccoli and green beans, depending on the total amount of fat, proteins, trace elements, flavonoids and antioxidants, ”says A. Unikauskas.
It is true that, according to the professor, a large number of people include legumes in their diet, because of unpleasant sensations, such as bloating. However, proper dressing and biting will help prevent this – peanuts are important to chew well.
In addition, A. Unikauskas emphasizes the importance of leguminous vegetables for women: “They are especially necessary during menopause, when the amount of estrogen in the female body decreases. By consuming more beans, lentils and other legumes, women naturally restore hormonal balance and prevent most of the negative symptoms of menopause. ”
Legumes are also necessary for young women who have a hormonal imbalance after birth, suffer from postnatal depression and begin to scratch their hair, the doctor adds.
The founder of the Academy of Nutrition "First Spoon" Rita Shilenskene is convinced that eating pistachios is not only very healthy, but also very tasty and, therefore, shares several recipes.
Humus will need:
- green beet
- 3-4 cloves of garlic
- 1 lemon
- cooked beans or lentils
- 3-4 v š. olive oil
- salt pepper
R. Šilenskienė recommends that all ingredients be diluted with an electric blender and humus produced from carrot and celery straw. In addition, instead of beets, you can use avocado and parsley or carrots and red pepper.
R. Šilenskienė recommends boiled white large beans with chopped garlic, a little salt and a mixture of coconut oil from slag and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
Prepared by Gertrude Straykite.