10 Amazing Health Benefits of Lentils
A growing consensus concludes that daily legume consumption reduces LDL cholesterol. Canadian researchers surveyed 26 U.S. and Canadian studies on the subject and found that people who consume 3/4 cup of legumes benefited from a 5% reduction in LDL cholesterol. Lentils posses over half your daily copper requirement. Copper counteracts the enzyme HMG- CoA reductase, the enzyme targeted by cholesterol medications.Regulates Blood Sugar
If you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from type 2 diabetes, you need to start eating lentils. Legumes high in soluble fiber like lentils help stabilize blood sugar by lowering plasma glucose and insulin. Lentils are also low on the glycemic index, which means they digest slowly without causing blood sugar to spike. So eat a cup of lentils (or other legumes) a day to lower hemoglobin A1C levels.