Lentils and its nutritional benefits

Quick facts

Lentils are amazingly small and highly nutritious. They are packed full of flavour and is one of the staple food consumed by every household back home (India). Now, lets get deep in to the facts of the lentils nutritional values and benefits it provides. Lentils help to reduce blood cholesterol and help stabilize blood sugar level since it contains high levels of soluble fibre. Lower cholesterol levels reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke. Of all legumes and nuts, lentils contain the third-highest levels of protein. 26 % of lentil’s calories are attributed to protein and protein contain the essential Amino acid, Isoleucine and Lysine,and they are the inexpensive source of protein. Although lentils include all these beneficial nutrients like fiber, protein, minerals and vitamins, they are still low in calories and contain virtually no fat.

Compared to other types of dried beans, lentils are relatively quick and easy to prepare. They readily absorb a variety of wonderful flavours from other foods and seasoning, are high in nutritional value and are available throughout the year.

Also is one of 5-a-day essential food.

There are many different types of lentils that are there and each have very different taste and are cooked different ways. Make it anyway you like; add to your curry, cook on it’s own, add twist to salads, & many more