Lentils are another member of the legume family, meaning they are super high in fibre and protein. They, too, are a plant-based protein that provides a great amount of satiation for a very little amount of lentils. For that very reason, they have been touted for their ability to support weight loss, increased energy levels and stabilized blood sugar. Lentils are also great sources of folate and magnesium, which are big contributors to heart health and have been said to reduce the risk of heart disease.
I especially love lentils in a warming stew or in this colourful French Lentil Salad!
FRENCH LENTIL SALAD RECIPE HERE.
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