They are heart healthy and inexpensive. 16 grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber
They come in brown, green, red,
With colors ranging from gold to orange to actual red, these are the sweetest and nuttiest of the lentils. In terms of cooking time they usually done in about 30 minutes. The lentils tend to get mushy when cooked through, so they’re perfect for Indian curries, or for soups.
Lentils are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Not only do lentils help lower cholesterol, they are of special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal. But this is far from all lentils have to offer. Lentils also provide important minerals and protein—all with virtually no fat. Just 230 calories for a whole cup of cooked lentils. Lentils are great for weight management, they will fills you up and not out.
High in magnesium, Studies show that a deficiency of magnesium is not only associated with heart attack and promotes free radicals to injury to the heart. Fiber is important for weight loss in two ways. It fills the stomach, preventing hunger after eating, and it also slows carbohydrates as they enter the bloodstream, preventing peaks and valleys in blood sugar that interfere with efficient energy utilization. Lentils can increase your energy by replenishing your iron. Children and pregnant woman have an increased need for iron in their diets.Read More