The Low Down on Lentils

Lentils serve as a great meat substitute and an excellent source of protein.

Below are some of the awesome benefits of this nutrient packed legume :

1. High levels of fiber which in return helps lower cholesterol

2. Great source of Magnesium which improves blood flow, oxygen, and nutrients throughout the body. Low levels of magnesium in the body has been directly linked to heart disease.

3. Soluble fiber in lentils helps stabilize blood sugar by absorbing carbohydrates and slowing down the digestion process

4. Out of all the legumes and nuts, lentils contain the third-highest levels of protein.. 100 grams of cooked lentils has 25 grams of protein.

There are endless ways to incorporate lentils into your meals!

lentil sloppy joe's

taco "beef"

spaghetti and "meat" sauce

just to name a few :)