SUPERFOOD SPOTLIGHT Lentils!

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One-quarter cup of these tiny legumes is crammed with 13 g of protein, 11 g of belly-filling fiber, and 5 mg of fatigue-fighting iron-all for only 161 calories! Harvard School of Public Health researchers found that women who ate lentils at least twice a week were 24% less likely to develop breast cancer than women who ate them less than once a month. And because lentils keep blood sugar steady, they may even cut back on hunger, boosting weight loss, according to a review of six studies.

BUY: Brown or green varieties in bulk-- a pound costs about $3.

TRY: Adding to soups or salads, or mixing with whole grains. Rinse thoroughly, add to boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes, and simmer for 15 to 30 minutes before using.

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By Lisa Hoehn

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