Lentils are #5 of our best food for women
Lentils bring so much to the table. Most people eat lentils for lean protein. And it’s true, they offer a low-fat, cholesterol-free source of protein–great for weight control. But lentils have so much more to offer.
For starters, the benefits of lentils include the fact that they’re remarkably high in fiber. And keep in mind, fiber can also be a girl’s best friend in helping you feel your most svelte and sexy. That fiber also helps stabilize blood sugar.
The benefits of lentils to your cholesterol levels
In addition, you may know that lentils are cholesterol free. But did you know that they also help lower cholesterol? According to this article from CMAJ, eating 1/2 cup of lentils and other pulses daily is effective at lowering bad cholesterol.
Lentils and fertility
Not enough to sell you on the idea of regularly eating lentils? No problem! We’ve got even more reasons the benefits of lentils can boost your sex life. As good source of folate, they’re considered heart-healthy. But that folate ins’t just beneficial to your heart, it also works to improve women’s fertility. (Although some experts believe folate can improve men’s sperm, there is little clinical data to support such a belief.)
In addition, lentils are a source of vitamin B1, magnesium, manganese and iron, all nutrients beneficial to sexual health. And lentil is noted as a non-dairy source of calcium. As such, this power pulse will contribute to keeping your bones strong. Best of all, as a lean protein source, lentils boost the body’s production of sex-boosting and mood-enhancing norepinephrine. That benefit of lentils alone, should be enough of a reason to get you leafing through your lentil recipes!
Some of our favorite recipes featuring lentils:
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