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Fiber can reduce blood cholesterol levels. Diets high in fiber have also been shown to decrease the risk of heart disease.

For foods that contain lentils you may mark a 7  for the fiber content. For oats mark a 4 and for bran mark an 8.

Read more about the quick fiber check.

“40 or more: Congratulations. You have plenty of healthy fiber in your diet. It tames your appetite and helps keep you healthy. Fiber also reduces your risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and digestive problems,”  according to NutritionMD.org. 

This week for February 6, 2010, Bluebird CSA shares included a delicious recipe for French Country Lentil Soup using CSA fresh and locally grown veggies such as turnips, sweet potatoes and spring onions.

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