The grains are an excellent choice of protein of vegetable origin that combined with the right cereals can substitute the meat or the chicken in very many occasions and obtain the maximum benefits.
The legumes when mixed with rice or other cereals become a complete meal.
Grains are a food that provide fiber, vitamins and minerals. If you are in a regime of weight loss you must be careful with the portions and hours of consumption, in addition to what you combine them with.
The advantages they have over meat:
- They are free of cholesterol
- They do not contain fat
- They provide vitamins and minerals
One of the best options when consuming grains are lentils. These contain folic acid that helps detoxify the body, fights and reduces the risk of suffering from some diseases or pathologies.
They help fight fatigue and help keep you satiated for much longer.
One cup of this grain contains approximately 230 calories, 40 grams of carbohydrates, 18 grams of protein and 1 gram of fat. It also has minerals and vitamins, such as folic acid, iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, riboflavin, among others.
The amount of grain a person should consume depends on the age, sex and physical condition of each person. There must always be balance in the portions, that will guarantee that the goal of fat loss is not affected.
Try that the preparation of your grains is as natural as possible, with many vegetables, sea salt, pepper and spices.