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Are Chickpeas In Your Diet?

Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, have become a popular food of choice in recent years, especially in dishes like hummus but how healthy are they really?

Nutrient content of chickpeas

Chickpeas are part of the legume family and are a great source of vitamins, minerals, and fibers. They are also high in protein which make them a popular food among vegetarians. These garbanzo beans also contain B Vitamins, folate, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, iron and magnesium.

Health benefits of chickpeas:

Controls Appetite

Chickpeas are packed with protein and fiber which help to control your appetite. Both nutrients slow digestion and promote the feeling of being full and protein also increases the levels of hormones that reduce appetite. The appetite reducing effects from protein and fiber can also lower your calorie intake.

Manage Weight

There are several properties in chickpeas that can help you manage your weight. They are low in calories and studies have shown that people who eat lots of low-calorie foods are more likely to lose and manage weight than those who intake lots of high-calorie foods. Research has also shown that people who eat chickpeas regularly were 53% less likely to be obese.

Control Blood Sugar

Chickpeas have a low glycemic index which is a marker of how rapidly your blood sugar rises after eating food. The fiber and protein in chickpeas also help to maintain blood sugar levels. Multiple studies have shown a connection between chickpea consumption and a reduced risk of diabetes.

Reduce Risk of Disease

Studies have revealed that chickpeas contain characteristics that can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Some of these characteristics include magnesium, potassium, and B vitamins.

Whether you are enjoying a delicious serving of hummus or including them as a side dish in your meals, chickpeas are a great food to add to your diet that can help you work towards being a happier, heathier you! Including foods like chickpeas into your diet can lead you towards living the healthy lifestyle that you want. Getting to know your health can also help you on your journey towards a living healthy by allowing you to make the best decisions for your health.

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