I've been eating lentils for years Green, red, brown or du puy - I'm not biased and I'm not fussed.
In salads, soups and casseroles, or even eaten alone sprinkled with apple cider vinegar and salt. I love, love, love them!
~ just a few of the benefits ~
- Fibre (1 cup = 60% of your required daily intake), aiding your digestive system as well as keeping you full and energetic for longer as fibre is slow releasing. The same fibre also lowers cholesterol and helps to regulate your blood sugar, as well as decreasing the risk of heart disease.
- Lentils provide 35% of your protein intake.
- Manganese (1 cup = 50% of your required intake), important for bone health, fatty acid and cholesterol synthesis, nerve health and maintaining optimal thyroid function.
- Rich source of iron (1 cup = 35% of your required intake), enabling blood to carry oxygen around the body, boosting your energy.
- Folate (1 cup = almost 90% of your daily recommended intake of folic acid, critical in the prevention of birth defects as well as supporting red blood cell production (preventing anemia), allowing nerves to function properly, helping prevent osteoporosis-related bone fractures, as well as helping prevent dementias including Alzheimer’s disease.