The Healthiest Lentil

The Healthiest Lentil
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Red, green, or French green?

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In 2008, black beans beat out lentils by a hair, and remain the reigning champ for most laudable legume in terms of antioxidants.

But, with regards to protein, iron, zinc, and folate, lentils actually triumph over black beans. The problem is, you go to the store, and there are three different kinds!

Red lentils, green lentils, and French green lentils. Which is healthiest? We didn’t know, until this year.

Well, it’s not green lentils. Spilling the beans, red lentils are healthiest.

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Image credit: Justinc / Wikimedia

Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video.

In 2008, black beans beat out lentils by a hair, and remain the reigning champ for most laudable legume in terms of antioxidants.

But, with regards to protein, iron, zinc, and folate, lentils actually triumph over black beans. The problem is, you go to the store, and there are three different kinds!

Red lentils, green lentils, and French green lentils. Which is healthiest? We didn’t know, until this year.

Well, it’s not green lentils. Spilling the beans, red lentils are healthiest.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Image credit: Justinc / Wikimedia

Nota del Doctor

Check out my other videos on legumes:
Beans, Beans, They’re Good For Your Heart
Diabetics Should Take Their Pulses
Increased Lifespan From Beans
Phytates for the Prevention of Osteoporosis
Prostate vs. Plants

And check out my other videos on lentils

For more context, also see my associated blog post: The Best Foods: test your nutrition knowledge.

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