Lentils, Selenium, and Longevity

September 22, 2014

 A legume that is low in calories, rich in fiber, and a good source of protein, lentils (Lens culinaris subsp. culinaris) may be an affordable and accessible food to supplement the mineral Selenium. Selenium is an important but often overlooked micronutrient. Selenium deficiency can lead to diseases that weaken heart muscles and cause breakdown of cartilage. It can also give rise to hypothyroidism, since selenium is a required chemical in the production of thyroid hormone.  The article below describes how enriching soil with selenium increases the actual amounts of selenium found in the lentil crop.

Lentils Lend Longevity

As always,

Be well,

Diane Silverman R.Ph.
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