Water Lentils For Weight Loss
Trying to lose weight can be incredibly overwhelming due to endless options and tons of conflicting information. However, I am here to tell you that it can be as easy as eating more fiber! 25-30 g of fiber per day has been shown to decrease belly fat, BMI, and even cholesterol levels.
As we know, fiber is the indigestible component of plant foods. The role of fiber is to promote bulk, motility, and detoxification in the digestive system. There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble, each plays a different role and it is vital that we consume both in balance.
Soluble fiber is the kind that dissolves in water, it becomes gelatinous and helps to slow the absorption of cholesterol and the release of sugars into the blood stream. Additionally, it has been shown that regular intake of soluble fiber can increase hydration, which can decrease false hunger signals and increase energy.
Sources of Soluble Fiber
• Water Lentil Superfood
• Chia Seeds
Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water and its role is to provide bulk and feed the beneficial bacteria of the microbiome, specifically the species Bacteroidetes. It has been shown that those who have higher levels of Bacteroidetes experience a lower BMI.
Sources of Insoluble Fiber
• Water Lentil Superfood
• Whole Grains
It is important to balance your intake of both soluble and insoluble fibers because one without the other can result in a disrupted digestive process. Water Lentil Superfood boasts an optimal ratio of soluble to insoluble, 20:80. This way you are receiving both bulk and motility, which eliminates any digestive disruption!
When looking to lose weight it is important to consume 25-30 g of fiber per day to promote satiety and prevent spikes in blood sugar. Fiber quickly fills the stomach and stimulates the receptors that signal your body is full. One scoop of Water Lentil Superfood provides 11% of the daily value for fiber along with 4 g of protein, amino acids, and vitamins and minerals. It is a versatile powder that can support any weight loss program and diet. Use it during meals and snacks to reap the benefits!
High Fiber Smoothie
1 scoop Water Lentil Superfood
1 cup almond milk
2 cups baby kale, fresh
½ cup strawberries, frozen
½ cup blueberries, frozen
¼ cup blackberries, frozen
2 tbs raw cacao powder
2 tbs chia seeds
1 tsp acai powder
1 tbs almond butter
½ tsp vanilla extract
Blend on high until smooth. Enjoy!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are water lentils?
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!
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