Benefits of Lentils and Chickpeas

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Lentils and garbanzo beans are put to the test.

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I’ve since expanded my prebiotic mix to include hulled purple barley and rye berries. Together with oat groats and beluga lentils that forms the base for many sweet and savory dishes in the Greger household. Mmm, this video is making hungry.

More on luscious legumes in:
• Beans and the Second Meal Effect (
• Canned Beans or Cooked Beans? (
• Increased Lifespan from Beans (
• Beans, Beans, They’re Good For Your Heart (
• Diabetics Should Take Their Pulses (
• Slow Your Beating Heart: Beans vs. Exercise (
• The Hispanic Paradox: Why do Latinos Live Longer? (
• Gut Dysbiosis Starving Our Microbial Self (
• BRCA Breast Cancer Genes and Soy (
• Preventing Prediabetes By Eating More (
• Beans and Gas: Clearing the Air (

But what about the phytates? See Phytates for Rehabilitating Cancer Cells ( and Phytates for the Prevention of Osteoporosis (

And what about the lectins? See:
• Dr. Gundry’s The Plant Paradox is Wrong (
• How to Avoid Lectin Poisoning (
• Are Lectins in Food Good or Bad for You? (

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