According to the USDA, lentils are part of the vegetable group, but they also fall under the protein group — which is why many people consume lentils as a supplement for meat in a vegetarian diet. Lentils are an excellen... More »

The four types of grains are cereals, legumes, pseudocereals and oilseeds. Grains are essential to a balanced diet, and Real Simple suggests including whole grains, such as barley, bulgur, farro, kasha, quinoa and wheat ... More »

www.reference.com Food Food Facts Pasta & Grains

Examples of foods that are a good source of complex carbohydrates are green vegetables, whole grain breads, potatoes, corn and lentils. Complex carbohydrates consist of three or more sugar molecules and are rich in fiber... More »

www.reference.com Food Food Facts

A typical low-protein diet includes fruits, grains, breads, vegetables and small amounts of protein sources, such as meats, dairy products and nuts, according to the National Institutes of Health. A common recommendation... More »

www.reference.com Food Food Facts

A plant-based diet is one in which one consumes mainly fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and tubers, with little to no consumption of meat, dairy products and eggs, nor highly refined foods such as bleached flour... More »

www.reference.com Food Food Facts

A vegetarian diet is generally an eating program that does not allow meat, instead focusing on vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, seeds and grains. However, there are several forms of vegetarian diets. More »

www.reference.com Health Nutrition & Diets

According to the Mayo Clinic, all children need protein, fruits, vegetables, grains and dairy as part of their diet. Calorie requirements change with age, ranging from a low of 1,000 calories per day for a toddler or pre... More »

www.reference.com Health Nutrition & Diets