BEANS: The benefits of lentils and chickpeas If you compare the total antioxidant content of ten different types of beans, who do you think will come out in the first place? Pinto beans, butter beans, red beans, black kidney beans – here I think they mean just black beans – white beans, small red beans, bird beans, mung beans, lentils or chickpeas.
Who can know the winner and the loser? Quick, pause the video! Number 10, at the end of the chart, oil bean, then white bean, very sad for both, then bird bean, bean mung, which is usually made from bean sprouts.
Then, to the winners, red beans. I bet some of you thought this would be the winner, but no, he’s only in the middle. There are five other better types. Do you want to pause the video and think again? Then pinto beans, black beans, bronze goes to the small red beans. And who do you think gets the gold? Does anyone want to bet? Lentil soup or hummus, what do you think? The lens wins! You can see how the lens stands out with regard to the purification of free radicals.
The lens outperforms the rankings based on different metrics, maybe because it’s so small and nutrients are concentrated in the seed coat. So are they smaller, means more surface?
This is also my guess. When faced with cholesterol in a test tube in an attempt to prevent oxidation, the lens seems to stand out, which is probably what makes it the best candidate to develop a nutritional supplement to help support heart health and prevent cancer. Or we can just eat a soup of lentils. I just put it in a pressure cooker with oatmeal when I make oatmeal.
Besides lentils, black beans, black soybeans and red beans also top the list. Here’s her breakfast. Now, if you also serve the black bean soup or just the amount of fiber in that bowl of soup or the amount of antioxidants contained in this soup bowl, which do you think works better? Whole plant foods can be richer than just the sum of their parts.
Nowadays, it is popular to isolate and sell functional food components such as nutritional supplements. However, extracted ingredients may not produce the same effects, when taken beyond their overall form.
For example, this study compares the ability of black beans to relieve metabolic oxidative stress after eating and inflammatory reactions to a noxious snack and determine the relative contribution of fiber to food and antioxidant capacity to the overall effect. It’s kind of like a lack of brain. Black bean whole-meal results in one meal improve metabolic response, which cannot be explained by either the fiber or the antioxidant fractions per se.
Beans can affect the response of our body to subsequent meals. When our body detects starch in the small intestine, it slows down the speed at which our stomach empties.
That makes sense. The body wants to complete digestion before the next meal comes. So, can eat slow-breaking carbohydrates like lentils, to activate these powerful mechanisms, which can delay the emptying of the stomach? Here are the rates of gastric emptying on the second meal, 4 and half hours later, after you have eaten a rapidly digestible starch contained in bread, for example.
This does not indicate how quickly you are consuming calories from bread. This shows how quickly your stomach empties on the second meal hours later after you ate bread. But what about the same diet four and half hours after taking the lens?
Much slower, about an hour slower, which means that you will feel so much fuller the longer after lunch, because you ate legumes for breakfast. Then when all the fiber and persistent starch reach the large intestine, they can feel good bacteria into the gut.
Researchers gave a group of people just over a glass of canned food a day and in just three weeks, part of the bad bacteria, pathogens and decaying bacteria have been deleted, which reduces the number of people who develop bacteria producing large amounts of ammonia, almost half, and this shows that chickpeas have the potential to change our gut microbiota, to help keep our gut healthy in just a few weeks.
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