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Are Red Lentils Good For You?

by Fabian Jackson

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Got some questions about red lentils and their health benefits? You’re not alone. Keep reading to discover everything you need to know!

Lentils are one of our favourite legumes (plants that produce fruit grown in pods). They’re a versatile ingredient that will happily soak up flavours, adapt to different textures and do more than just fill out stews.

jars of lentils

So, are red lentils good for you? 

Red lentils are a great source of low fat, high fibre protein and are wonderfully adaptable – why you’ll find them in everything from bolognese and lasagne to curries.

Why are red lentils good for you?

Red lentils are nutrient-dense, so expect to find generous amounts of B vitamins, magnesium, zinc and potassium in every serving. As they’re high in fibre, your digestive health will benefit as a result of adding them into your diet, and because they’re low fat and high protein red lentils are great at aiding weight loss. 

bag of lentils

If you’re looking to improve your heart health then adding red lentils to your weekly meal plan is a good step. They’re able to improve cholesterol and blood pressure levels too. 

What next? 

If you’re looking for a way to use more red lentils, then how about trying the recipe for our Bhaji Daal for dinner tonight? It’s comforting, perfectly spiced and ready in under 40 minutes. 

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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