Lentils (a bean) is very inexpensive with big health benefits:
•Lentils are high in protein •
Lentils help to reduce blood cholesterol. Lowering your cholesterol levels reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke by keeping your arteries clean.
•Stabilizes blood sugar. Mixing lentils with rice (in a 50- 50 combination) caused blood glucose to drop by 20 percent according to a recent study. And with potatoes dropped blood sugar by 35 percent.
•Low in fat with minimal carbs
•Great source of folate and magnesium, which are big contributors to heart health.
•Lentils helps prevent constipation and other digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulosis.
•Lentils increase steady, slow-burning energy due its fiber and complex carbohydrates. Lentils are also a good source of iron, which transports oxygen throughout your body and is key to energy production and metabolism.
•Low in calories and contain virtually no fat.