Our expert says:
Lentils are legumes (like dry beans, peas and soya), which makes them a good source of plant protein. They are usually classified as a protein source, but they do also contain some carbs and dietary fibre, plus vitamins and minerals. The fat content is low and legumes have a low glycaemic index (GI), so they are ideal slimming foods. If you are trying to lose weight then using legumes can assist in keeping your fat intake low and regulating your blood sugar levels. I do not think that 1 cup of lentils in total per day is too much.
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