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Lentils can cause flatulence. That is good for you as they detox the body of bad bacteria and resulting gases. Many varieties of Lentils (L. Lens culinaris) have formed a substantial part of the Cretan Diet for hundreds of years especially the black-eyed beans, Lima beans/butter beans, known locally as Gigantes and Fasolia, or yellow split peas served up as Fava. Believe it or not, nutritionists say that Lentils should be considered an essential part of the human diet to be taken on a regular basis. Lentils are low in calories and high in nutrition. The Greeks believe you should take a Lentil soup once a week at least, and for good reason. Lentils are an excellent source of molybdenum, folate, dietary fiber, copper, phosphorus, manganese, iron, protein, vitamin B1 and B6, pantothenic acid, zinc and potassium. The list of benefits shows that high fibre content lowers the cholesterol keeping your arteries clean. This in turn make the blood work more efficiently at detoxing the system especially in the dietary tract.That high fibre content in Lentils does one more very important service to our bodies: Lentils keep the bowels clean and detoxed keeping us without stomach and other discomfort resulting in a happy frame of mind through the day. The folate and magnesium lower homocysteine levels which is good for the heart. Our blood sugar levels are balanced and controlled, and so much more. The main growing areas for beans and peas in Greece are in the more Northern prefectures.
Recommended Detox Foods in the Cretan Diet