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Lentils and its Benefit

Eating lentils is associated with an overall lower risk of heart diseases. Lentils are legumes and a type of vegetable,It is extremely nutritious. Lentils are rich in minerals, vitamins and fibre, Lentils are also low in fat and have zero cholesterol.

 Fiber:A single serving of lentils provides nearly half your daily requirement for fiber. Fiber benefits your digestive system and may help reduce the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Because fiber is filling, it may also help you maintain a healthy weight. Research shows that people who consume more fiber weigh less than those who skimp on fiber.

Protein:Lentils are 20-to-25 percent protein, which is double the protein content of wheat and three times that of rice, according to the Ethiopian Dry Pea & Lentil Council. They also contain essential amino acids like lysine. All the cells in your body contain protein; the nutrient is an important source of energy and is needed for growth and development. Ten-to-35 percent of your daily calories should come from protein. Lentils can be considered a protein or a vegetable in your diet, and they can be a healthy alternative to cholesterol-containing meats, such as beef.

Vitamins and Minerals:Lentils are rich in iron and folate, Folate is a B vitamin that is especially important during pregnancy because deficiencies increase the risk of birth defects. Iron is a mineral needed to prevent anemia. Having a source of vitamin C, such as strawberries, tomatoes or orange juice, with your lentils will boost absorption of the iron, Lentils are also a good source of potassium and magnesium.

Ethiopian Sociable food

Sociable food

Experts figured out that it’s not only what we’re eating that matters for our wellbeing but also how we eat.  Some countries including Mediterranean, Japan and Ethiopia use their hand to eat  their daily food tend to emphasize eating as a social occasion and as a sacred time for relaxation or celebration to be enjoyed with loved ones.

Ethiopians by virtue of their national dish, have a distinctly communal style of eating; Injera and wat are laid out on large platters and groups gather around to share from the same dish. Ethiopians eat with their hands, tearing off chucks of injera to pick up dollops of spicy stew. It is also customary for Ethiopians to feed each other in this way presumably so companions can sample wat dishes that are out of reach on the other side of the platter. This traditional way of eating predates the founding of Ethiopia itself and remains an important way to demonstrate camaraderie in the country to this day.

By Hana Ethiopian food.

Ethiopian food is inviting you to eat healthy kale with high fibre at the north market.

Kale is high in fiber and water. Both of these help prevent constipation and promote regularity and a healthy digestive tract. It also contains B vitamins, and vitamin C, which promotes iron absorption.It is cooked with the ingredients of onion, oil, large jar of kale, salt, Fresh garlic and green jalapeño pepper. Testing is believing, drop by the North side market and you will find as every weekends.