Water Lentils for Paleo, Keto, and Diabetic Diets

How to Introduce Water Lentils Into Any Diet


Nowadays there are hundreds of different diets, Atkins, South Beach, autoimmune paleo, keto, anti-inflammatory, alkaline, just to name a few! Each diet comes with its own set of rules and restrictions. For some fruit is unlimited, others they are strictly prohibited. What can be frustrating for most is that these diets are not one size fits all. A particular way of eating may or may not work depending on your own body and genetic make-up. This is why your coworker lost 30 pounds on keto and you track every carbohydrate and the weight still won’t budge. Working with a qualified dietitian or nutritionist is the best way to identify how your body breaks down certain foods and which will be most supportive to your health-related goals.


At the end of the day, it is important to understand that humans in general require ample vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, and antioxidants no matter what diet they are on. Our cells require specific tools to thrive and without them they cannot function at full capacity. So, no matter what diet you are on, make sure you are reaching at least the Recommended Daily Allowance for each vitamin and mineral each day. Unfortunately, this can be hard on more restrictive diets like keto, which is where supplements come into play. 


Water Lentil Superfood, unlike most dietary supplements, can be used on virtually any diet. It is free of any additives, sugars, and preservatives. Additionally, it is a flowering plant, so it is free of lectins, phytates, and gluten. Water lentils also contain a complete amino acid profile, which means they contain all nine essential amino acids! 


Recently in my practice I have a lot of interest in the paleo, keto, and diabetic conscious diets. So, I’m here to show you how Water Lentil Superfood can fit seamlessly and help you reach your health goals!   

Paleo

Guidelines: Remove dairy, grains, sugar, legumes. Focus on quality meats, low sugar fruits, and plenty of vegetables.

Water Lentil Paleo Smoothie

2 scoops Water Lentil Superfood 
 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk 
2 cups baby kale 
 4 cups baby spinach 
 1 medium frozen banana 
 6 frozen strawberries 
1 tbs chia seeds 
 2-3 ice cubes


Blend on high until smooth.  

Keto 

Guidelines: Reduce carbohydrate intake to 20-25 g per day and replace with fat. Protein intake remains moderate. 

Water Lentil Keto Chia Pudding

1 scoop Water Lentil Superfood 

2 TBS chia seeds 

 ½ cup full fat coconut milk 

 1 TBS MCT oil 

 1 tsp lucuma powder 

 ½ cup berries 

Pinch sea salt 

 

Mix all the ingredients, except chia seeds in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Pour mixture into a large mason jar and mix or shake in chia seeds. Place in fridge overnight and enjoy! 

Diabetic 

Guidelines: Restrict high sugar drinks and foods as well as processed snacks. Focus on low glycemic whole grains, vegetables, low sugar fruits, diary, and meats.    

Creamy Water Lentil Avocado Dressing

1 scoop Water Lentil Superfood 

1 ripe avocado 

 1-2 cloves garlic 

 ½ cup cilantro 

½ cup plain Greek yogurt 

1 TBS lime juice 

 ¼ tsp Himalayan salt 

2 TBS olive oil 

 Filtered water 


 Place all the ingredients, except water, in a food processor. Pulse, scraping down sides until smooth. Add water until desired consistency is reached. Store refrigerated in an airtight container for 1 week.  

CHARLOTTE LAGUARDIA

MS, CNS Clinical Nutritionist

Charlotte is a Certified Nutrition Specialist professional and a member of the American College of Nutrition. Native to the East End of Long Island, her love for food started at a young age. 

Completing her Masters of Clinical Nutrition from the Maryland University of Integrative Health, she learned to approach nutrition with an integrative lens, incorporating diet, lifestyle, and physical activity.

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What are water lentils?

Water lentils are small flowering plants that grow on the surface of fresh water. Our water lentils are grown on our farms in Central Florida. We use no pesticides and we are able to recycle 98% of our water usage on our farms. Water lentils also double in size every 36 hours so we harvest every day all year round, which allow us to produce far more than any other seasonal plant! 

Water lentils are extremely nutrient rich and contain plant protein, dietary fiber, Omega-3s, antioxidants and are considered a superfood because of their incredible nutrient density. They are equivalent in nutrient density to other superfoods like spinach, kale, and moringa. 

Why choose water lentils over another superfood?

All of our products use water lentils as our main ingredient. Our team has spent years perfecting how we grow water lentils and how we make it into a powder. We strive to bring you the best tasting, most nutritionally dense superfood products. Whether you are taking our water lentils for the high-quality protein, superfood nutrient qualities, perfect blend of fiber or Omega-3 content, we believe it will make a difference. Minimally processed, pesticide-free, and sustainably grown, our water lentils are the best superfood to nourish your body with essential nutrients. 

I haven't heard of them before - are they safe?

Our water lentils recently received FDA GRAS Approval, which means that the FDA has certified our Water Lentils as safe to consume. Our Water Lentils are also regularly tested for a variety of heavy metals to make sure that it passes all federal regulations and is safe for ingestion.

Will it help with my digestive issues?

Real Source does not intent to treat, prevent, cure or diagnose any disease. However, Real Source's main ingredient Water Lentils contain the perfect blend of soluble and insoluble fiber. Fiber has been proven to improve digestion and prevent constipation. The Supergreen LENTEIN® Superfood products contain up to 12g of fiber to support healthy digestion and all of the Boosts contain probiotics to improve your gut health and other superfoods that are known to support digestion.

How do I use this product?

Our Supergreen LENTEIN Superfood Shakes are incredibly simple to use and add to your daily routine! Simply add 1 scoop to cold water, juice, or a smoothie and enjoy!

What about shipping?

We have free delivery on all orders - no matter how small! 


Allow 1-3 business days for your order to be processed and your tracking number to be sent out. Then allow another 1-3 business days for shipping depending on where you are located. 


We also offer free international shipping! However, please allow up to 3-4 weeks for your order to be processed and sent. You will also be responsible for import taxes and fees.