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.

Lentils: Budget superfood


LENTILS ARE THE UNSUNG HEROES of the bulk bin: The delicious legumes cost only $2 per pound, cook in less than 30 minutes, and half a cup has eight grams of fiber and nine of protein, plus iron, folate, and potassium. Here are four varieties and how to cook with them:
• RED Pinkish-orange in color; nutty and slightly sweet; ideal with Indian spices like cumin and cardamom

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