Nutritional Value of Lentils.
Lentils are low in calories, rich in iron and folate and an excellent source of protein. They pack health-promoting polyphenols and may reduce several heart disease risk factors. Lentils are rich in complex carbohydrates, a nutrient that boosts the metabolism and helps the body to burn fat. They are an excellent source of fibre, which can help reduce cholesterol levels. Lentils are also an excellent source of folate and magnesium.
The fibre, folic acid, and potassium in lentils all support heart health. Lentils add essential vitamins, minerals, and fibre to the diet. They’re packed with B vitamins, magnesium, zinc and potassium.
Lentils are made up of over 25% protein, which makes them an excellent meat alternative. They’re also a great source of iron.
One cup (198 grams) of lentils generally provides about:
- Calories: 230
- Carbs: 39.9 grams
- Protein: 17.9 grams
- Fat: 0.8 grams
- Fibre: 15.6 grams
- Thiamine: 22% (RDI)
- Niacin: 10% of the RDI
- Vitamin B6: 18% of the RDI
- Folate: 90% of the RDI
- Pantothenic acid: 13% of the RDI
- Iron: 37% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 18% of the RDI
- Phosphorous: 36% of the RDI
- Potassium: 21% of the RDI
- Zinc: 17% of the RDI
- Copper: 25% of the RDI
- Manganese: 49% of the RDI
With a high in fibre, lentils support regular bowel movements and the growth of healthy gut bacteria. Eating lentils can increase stool weight and improve overall gut function. Furthermore, lentils contain a broad range of beneficial plant compounds, many of which protect against chronic diseases, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
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