Health Benefits of Lentils

The Health Benefits of Lentils

There are many health benefits of lentils , they are a great source of protein, fiber , they are high in iron and very good for the heart. They are a good source of potassium, calcium, zinc, niacin and vitamin K, If you are  on the Dash Diet or a vegetarian lentils should be included in your every day diet. Lentils are a powerhouse of nutrition.

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Fiber

Lentils are packed with fiber. Fiber is the indigestible part of plants, which is what you need to keep your digestive track and intestines healthy.

Lentils contain about eight grams of fiber per serving; this will keep your bowels regular

Protein

Protein is what keeps us feeling full, and for a lot of people, they get their protein through consuming meat. But if you’re a vegetarian, lentils are a great way to fill you up. With eight grams of protein per serving, adding lentils to your next meal will help you feel fuller longer.

High in Iron

If you don’t eat red meat, it can be very easy to become anemic, or have low iron. If you’ve noticed that you’re bruising easily, maybe get your iron levels checked out. That could be the cause.

If you are a vegetarian, lentils are a great source of iron.

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Good for the Heart

Lentils have an extremely low amount of fat in them, which means they’re great for your heart! They also contain magnesium, which is great for cardiovascular health.

Lentils often have an earthy taste, the best way to enjoy the taste of lentils is to add spices to them, and the Indians have been doing this for years, so check out a very tasty Dash Diet Red Lentil Curry.

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