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9 Reasons to Love Lentils

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9 Reasons to Love Lentils

One of the Top 5 Healthiest Foods On The Planet…

as selected by Health Magazine.

Lentils are good for so many parts of your life: your body, your blood, your pocketbook, your taste buds, and even the environment.

Most recipes with lentils are gluten-free and sugar-free.

9 Big Benefits of these Tiny Beans

1. Low Cost:

Just 20-30 cents will you buy one cup of lentils which can supply 1/3 of the daily protein requirement for a 150-pound adult, plus a truckload of other nutrients.

2. High Protein:

Lentils have the highest level of protein by weight of any plant-based food.

3. High Nutrition:

Lentils are the mightiest of the beans. If beans are good for you, then lentils — the smallest of the beans — are GREAT for you. In general the smaller the seed, the more nutrition a food has by weight or volume.

4. Low in Fat and Sodium

5. Most Alkaline of all Protein Sources

6. Easy to Digest and Cook:

Compared to many other beans they are much faster to cook and easier to digest. This is why they have been the mainstay of many cultures for centuries.

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).

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8:43PM PDT on Apr 8, 2014

Lentils are marvellous. I am very fond of Thai peanut red lentil soup with coconut as it has wonderful flavour.

10:37AM PDT on May 14, 2013

i love lentils and just plant a few and it are very green...

5:26PM PST on Jan 2, 2012

Excellent info, thanks!

3:40PM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

Bookmarked!

8:05AM PDT on Jun 21, 2011

Very informative - I love lentils anyway but it's good to know exactly how good they are for me and my body.

3:57PM PDT on Jun 4, 2011

Thanks Diana.

3:35PM PDT on Jun 1, 2011

I must learn to use these...
Have three unopened bags in the kitchen.
Wouldn't know where to start!

7:15AM PDT on May 31, 2011

excellant reasons, thank you, i like too add lentils to rice, yum

3:18AM PDT on May 27, 2011

You're preaching to the choir, Diana! But thanks.

6:48PM PDT on May 25, 2011

Give me lentils anytime ! Lentil salad, lentil soup, stew, pie.
I prepare them in many different ways and always enjoy them !

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