Saturday, April 09, 2016


Professor Jimmy Bell, of Imperial College, London, has advised us - via the conduit of Angela Rippon on the BBC television programme How to Stay Young - to eat more lentils, which help to dispel the dangerous and invisible visceral fat that can collect around the internal organs, particularly in post-menopausal women.

So we ate lentils as part of our early supper this evening.

I slightly adapted a recipe that I found on the BBC Good Food website to incorporate what was in my store cupboard - so I used dried green lentils and as I didn't have any honey substituted sugar. 40g of dried lentils will yield a generous portion when cooked. The lentils are combined with beetroot,  a superfood that we are told can help to lower blood pressure, encourage modest improvements in athletic performance and help in the fight to keep dementia at bay.

The warm salad has a delicious lemony tang and can be eaten alone or as a base for a protein of your choice - salmon, smoked mackeral, chicken, or even grilled halloumi cheese.

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