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Lentils are the Ideal Superfood for Those on a Budget -- NaturalNews

(NaturalNews) Though hardly used in Western diets, lentils are perfect for high nutritional yields on a budget. They are so high in protein and energy producing nutrients that a Canadian firm is working on putting a lentil sports energy bar together. Canadian studies on athletes proved they performed better with more endurance after eating lentil dishes than pasta.

Lentils are legumes, which along with their related Dal, have provided millions in India and Central Asia with high protein sources for centuries. Combining brown rice and lentils is perfect for vegetarians concerned about protein intake. Both foods bought as dry bulk are very inexpensive and can be stored for long periods before preparing. Lentils are a delicious, nutritious tight times survival food indeed.

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Over time, I have experimented with energy bars & gels for the distance events. I am using the lentil-based Genki Bar® in all longer cross-country races & in multi-event races....They allow me to push harder in the last quarter of races, and my overall results have improved.

- M. Boersch
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