Lentils are loaded with fiber and with protein, both essential to a healthy diet. Some people shy away from lentils because they consider them high in fiber. The good news is that around 40% if the carbs in lentils are fiber! And that causes a lower blood sugar response thus the reason lentils are important to a diabetic's diet.
According to the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) one serving of lentils contains 15 grams of fiber and almost 18 grams of protein!
Note: Red lentils are quicker cooking, if you are impatient of in a hurry!
Note: This information is from Jill Weisenberger, RDN, CDE.
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