Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Amazing facts about legumes

The important nutritional benefits of different types of legumes can not be denied, but these amazing facts about this plant species will make you rethink more of incorporating more into your diet.
Legumes have a great influence on people's lives, so much so that they have been the focus of many of the children's stories and stories. These ten amazing facts about legumes of all kinds will make you rethink your eating more legumes in your food, according to Workman's website:
Legumes are the only plants that enrich the soil instead of stealing their nutrients during growth, because legumes contain a contract that secrete nitrogen and contributes to its enrichment.

Frozen legumes can be frozen for up to 6 months, but must be taken out of the freezer and left to melt before a night of cooking.
3. It has been scientifically proven that the starches found in legumes significantly improve the stability of blood sugar levels, and that many people with diabetes reduced their dependence on insulin injections or completely abandoned through the periodic consumption of large quantities of pulses.
4. Legumes were so prominent in the Roman Empire that important families of the empire took their names, such as Lentulus (derived from lentils), peso (derived from beans), Cicero (derived from chickpeas) and Fabius (derived from beans).
5. India, Canada, Turkey, Australia, Nepal, the United States, Bangladesh and China are among the world's largest producers of lentils.
6. Legumes and foods made from them, such as tofu, are among the most abundant sources of vegetable protein in the world, with protein accounting for between 6 and 11 percent of the weight of cooked beans.
7. Legumes were part of some mystical religions and sects, such as those that believed in reincarnation of spirits. Followers of Pythagoras believe that human lives at the time of their death travel through the stems of the bean plant to the kingdom of Hades, where they are transferred to the next life. Therefore, they are forbidden to eat legumes or even walk between them.
8. The bad reputation associated with legumes related to gas is due to a group of complex sugars called oligosaccharides, which our digestive enzymes can not disassemble. Therefore, intestinal bacteria ferment these sugars during digestion, which produces gases. Fortunately, gas production can be controlled by the method and duration of legumes, as well as some additional ingredients that can be used during cooking.
9. In 1907, Minnesota Congressman Knut Nelson introduced a decision forcing Congress to serve bean soup every day throughout Congress and regardless of the weather!
10. The United States leads the list of countries in the world in terms of the diversity of legumes and their number.

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