How to make lentil soup

Lentil soup has many health benefits, especially for the elderly. Here's our recipe for a tasty lentil soup.

Lentil soup is a delicious, nutritious recipe that can help provide key nutrients for healthy ageing. Lentils are high in fibre, protein, vitamins, and minerals that support heart health, a strong immune system, and muscle maintenance as we age.

Recipe:

Ingredients:
• 1 cup dried lentils
• 4 cups vegetable broth
• 1 carrot, diced
• 1 celery stalk, diced
• 1 onion, diced
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 1 teaspoon dried thyme
• 1 bay leaf
• Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Rinse lentils and place in a pot with the vegetable broth.
  2. Add the diced carrot, celery, and onion to the pot along with the garlic, thyme, and bay leaf.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes, until the lentils are tender.
  4. Remove the bay leaf and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Health Benefits:

The lentils in this soup provide:

  • Fibre to regulate digestion and blood sugar
  • Protein for muscle health and repair
  • Iron to support oxygen circulation
  • Folate and B vitamins for a healthy metabolism and nervous system
  • Potassium for proper heart function and bone health
  • Magnesium and zinc for strong immune function

The vegetables, broth, and spices add antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that promote cellular health and inflammation reduction as we age.

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