High in nutrition and low in calories, lentils are a wonderful legume to eat any time of the year. You can use them in your salads or spreads, for crackers and crudité. One of the best things about lentils is that they are perfect for vegetarians.
Let me share with you a list of several reasons why you need to add lentils to your diet. Give it a try, you won’t regret!
1. They are good for your heart
Numerous studies have found that consuming high fiber foods like lentils lowers your risk of cardiovascular disease. This is one of the most important reasons to include lentils into your diet. Lentils are high in magnesium and folate, which are huge contributors to your heart health. Magnesium betters blood flow, nutrients and oxygen throughout your body while folate reduces your homocysteine levels, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Lower magnesium levels have always been directly associated with cardiovascular disease, so consuming lentils will help keep your heart healthy and happy.