Cooked lentils can provide up to 1/3rd of your iron DV in one cup. This means that you energy levels are boosted and you can easily exercise without fatigue. Lentils also come with high amount of fiber, folate, phosphorus, copper, Vitamin B6, thiamine, manganese, potassium and zinc. All these contribute to maintain good blood pressure levels. You can cook lentils in soup, or compliment them in salads and meat dishes.