Lentils are one of the easiest legumes to prepare as they are small. And they are highly nutritious.

Lentils are good sources of protein, folic acid as well as trace minerals.

The fiber found in lentils is known to reduce cholesterol as well as keep blood sugar level steady by preventing it from rising too quickly after a meal.

A study conducted in the 1990s on 90,000 over women also found that those who ate beans and lentils had a 24% lower risk of succumbing to breast cancer.

[1] Murray, Michael, ND., Pizzorno, Joseph, ND., and Pizzorno, Lara, MA, LMT. The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods. New York, NY: Atria Books, 2005. Print.

Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.

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