Do you know that when your blood is weak and undernourished, the balance of your monthly cycle can be disturbed? That explain why you may experience fatigue, mental fog, dizziness, bloating, headaches and fluctuating emotions. But what many may not know is that there are limitless natural possibilities that can help you such as foods that are rich in iron and other minerals that help you build healthy and strong blood.
Lentils are a great example of a natural option that may help you, they are rich in protein, provide iron and fiber and they are packed with antioxidants. Try the following recipe if you want to build your blood and boost your energy.
Red Lentil Stew with Beets for a healthy heart!
All you need is:
1 cup of dried red lentils
½ cup of quinoa
½ medium shredded beet root
1 inch piece of chopped ginger
¼ cup of diced red onion
1 bay leaf
4 cups of water
1 Tablespoon of coconut oil
½ teaspoon cumin seeds or flaxseeds
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
Fresh lime wedge, black pepper and sea salt to season
The preparation won’t take much effort, first place the lentils, quinoa, shredded beet, ginger, onion and bay leaf in a pot of boiling water and simmer for 30 minutes. Meanwhile heat coconut oil and sauté cumin seeds and turmeric for a couple of minutes on medium heat and add it, and add both the oil and mixture to the lentil stew and mix. Squeeze the lime, season as desired and enjoy a delicious bowl of health!