You ever have one of those nights where you have to do grocery shopping in the morning and barely have anything left to make dinner with? BAM! The Lentil Asparagus and Spinach Soup was born! So easy to make, and full of fiber, protein, and antioxidants! This is definitely the perfect detoxifying and delicious meal for two!
Lentils are detoxifying because they help to reduce blood cholesterol since it contains high levels of soluble fiber. Lowering your cholesterol levels reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke by keeping your arteries clean. The insoluble dietary fiber found in lentils also helps prevent constipation and other digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulosis.
Asparagus is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. The detoxifying powers come from glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens and other harmful compounds like free radicals. This is why eating asparagus may help protect against and fight certain forms of cancer, such as bone, breast, colon, larynx and lung cancers.
Dark leafy greens like spinach are important for skin and hair, bone health, and provide protein, iron, vitamins and minerals. The possible health benefits of consuming spinach include improving blood glucose control in diabetics, lowering the risk of cancer, lowering blood pressure, improving bone health, lowering the risk of developing asthma and more.
Want to know what else is amazing about this soup? Your vegan friends will love it too! Go on, give it a try!
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