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Often called the “poor man’s meat”, I thought I would extol the health virtues of peas, beans and lentils. They are an excellent addition to bulk up the protein content of a vegetarian meal.
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Beans can be used as a dieting tool by vegetarians and meat eaters alike. They make a great substitute for a protein serving - check this out!
#6 (tie) Flexitarian Diet The Flexitarian Diet outperformed many of its competitors, with particularly high scores in nutritional completeness, easiness to follow and long-term weight loss. One panelist noted that this diet is “a nice approach that could work for the whole family,” and another described it as a “very good” plan.
Peas, beans and other legumes are good sources of purines, which makes them poor food sources for those who have gout
Low glycemic index (GI of 55 or less): Moderate glycemic index (GI 56 to 69)High glycemic index (GI of 70 or higher): You can’t rely on the glycemic index alone for choosing a healthy diet. Some foods, like carrot and watermelon, have a high glycemic index, , but a serving contains so little carbohydrate that the effect on blood sugar is small.
Paleo for Vegetarians, Great tips and all foods I already eat. Yum.
Recipe: Red lentils, tomato & orecchiette with green beans Page 1
Paleo for Vegetarians? | Paleo Diet Lifestyle