½ cup boiled= 162 Calories
Lentils, a small but nutritionally mighty member of the legume family, are very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Not only do lentils help lower cholesterol, they are of special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal. They have been shown to prevent heart disease and reduce women’s risk of developing breast cancer.
B VITAMINS: The most of any other unfortified plant food. Get all you need right here.
FIBER: Rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber types. Lentils stop constipation in it’s tracks.
IRON: Lentils will replenish your iron stores, which is very important, especially for menstruating women.