Lentils which belong to the category of pulses are known to be good for the heart. As compared to dried beans, these are easier and quicker to prepare and to cook. These are essential plant-based protein sources due to its high amounts of fibers and rich nutrients such as Vitamin B, folate, and potassium. They are also low in fats making it an essential factor in lowering the blood pressure. Clinical studies and trials show that consuming about 2/3 cups of lentils a day can help lower the LDL cholesterol to about 6.6 mg/dL.