Lentils are a type of legumes that is considered an excellent source of protein instead of meat for people trying to lose weight. Moreover, lentils are found to be a fiber-rich legume which is perfect to keep you satiated. Lentils are also rich in many minerals as copper, phosphorus, manganese, and iron. The Glycemic index (GI) of lentils is low as they are low in carbohydrates. Each 100 gram (1/2 cup) of lentils contain 115 calories
Nutritionists recommend French lentil salad for overweight patients due to its high nutritional value. French lentil salad is budget-friendly and could be made easily, so make sure to give it a try.