Masoor Dal contains high level of protein, including essential amino acids isoleucine and lysine and is an essential source of inexpensive protein diet. It also contains fiber, folate, vitamin B1 and minerals. It helps to lower the cholesterol and helps in managing blood sugar levels since their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal. Lentils are rich in flavones, a class of antioxidants with strong antioxidant properties. Studies have proved that regular consumption of lentils can reduce the risk of breast cancer.