Lentils: How Much Vitamin K?

It depends™.  For 1 cup (~200 grams):

Verdict: Depends on your lifestyle.  If you already eat raw lentils, I wouldn’t change.  But if you are looking to incorporate lentils into your diet more (benefits to follow), anticipate the need for an increase in warfarin/coumadin dose.

Lentils are a rich in dietary fiber (soluble and insoluble).  Soluble helps with lowering cholesterol and blood sugar/glucose, while insoluble helps prevent digestive disorders like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and diverticulosis.  Legumes in general are associated with a whopping 82% reduction in risk of coronary heart disease.  People eating 21 grams of fiber per day had 12% less coronary heart disease (CHD) and 11% less cardiovascular disease (CVD) compared to those eating the least (5 grams daily). Those eating the most water-soluble dietary fiber fared even better with a 15% reduction in risk of CHD and a 10% risk reduction in CVD.  The folate, iron, and magnesium content is also a big plus.

Here’s instructions for preparing lentils – very quick compared to navy or black beans.