Desang Diabetes Magazine, Making Carbs Count, carbohydrate counting for diabetes, lentils

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LIVING making carbs count

ON THE PULSE

With such variety

on offer, lentils

provide plenty of

nutrition, taste

and texture to

many meals.

They are full

of fibre, so are

great for your

digestion, make

you feel fuller

longer, and

won't cause your

blood glucose to

spike -what's not

to like? This complex carb has

been part of the human

diet for millennia and is

distinguishable by its shape.

The optical lens (double-convex

shaped) is named after the lentil -

'lens' being the Latin name for lentil.

Lentils come in many different

varieties and, as part of the wider

legume family, they are low in fat

and packed with protein, B vitamins,

magnesium and antioxidants.

Lentils also include a long list

of proteins, helping you feel fuller,

longer, and hence often used by

dieters, and complex carbohydrates,

so you don't get blood glucose spikes

after eating them. In addition, as

part of a normal diet, they contain

10% of your potassium needs, 18%

magnesium and nearly 37% of your

iron needs.

Today the lentil (Lens culinaris)

is part of everyday diets in parts of

the world. In the Indian subcontinent

dhal, or lentil curry, is part of the

daily diet, eaten with both rice and

roti. And boiled lentil and lentil stock

are used as a thickening agent in

most vegetarian curries. But there's

plenty of other ways to enjoy this

perfect little pulse.

Ways to enjoy

Most supermarkets sell a great

selection of lentils - canned, dry and

precooked in pouches - and you can

also find them in health food shops.

They're a great, low-cost addition

to your diet, particularly brown and

green lentils.

These are just some of the ways

to enjoy them - for dried and canned

lentils, give them a good rinse several

times before cooking:

Dhals: For a tasty supper for

two, try this tarka dhal from BBC

goodfood… Add 200g red lentils to a

pan with 1-litre water and a touch of

salt. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat

and simmer for 25 minutes, removing

the frothy top that forms, then cover

and cook for another 40 minutes.

Meanwhile, add a glug of vegetable

oil to a frying pan and cook 1 onion

and 3 cloves of garlic until softened.

Add ¼tsp turmeric and ½tsp garam

masala, then cook for another

minute. Put the lentils into bowls

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