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Lentils: Interesting Facts About This Nutritional Powerhouse

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TORONTO - eTradeWire -- In order to have a rounded high protein, high fiber diet you should include several servings of lentils a week. Lentils are a pulse and member of the legume family of beans, and peas. Lentils come in a variety of colours but all are easy to prepare when compared to pulses likes beans that require several hours of soaking and cooking. Lentils are available in brown, green and black as well as gourmet lentils such as Beluga, which are reminiscent of caviar in appearance.

Keep reading for facts about lentils, their nutrition breakdown, the available types and some additional tips on how to use them in your dishes.

Folate for pregnancy

Lentils are an excellent natural source of folate, which is critical for prevention of birth defects. In addition, if lentils are eaten for a year prior to pregnancy they have been shown to reduce the chances of early delivery by up to 50%. One cup of lentils a day will provide a pregnant woman with up to 90% of the folic acid requirements needed for a healthy pregnancy.

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Heart health

It is well known that increasing your fiber intake can reduce bad cholesterol and the fiber, protein, folic acid and potassium in lentils all support a heart healthy diet to reduce "bad" cholesterol or LDL...

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