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  • Writer's pictureHina Joshi

Should I eat Chickpeas ?

This commonly used Indian legume has so many health benefits. The top 5 benefits of chickpeas are:

1) Promote weight control:

Chickpeas are high in fiber. In fact, the one-cup serving represents about almost half of the recommended daily fiber intake for adults. This promotes satiety (in other words, it helps you feel full longer) so you don’t overeat. This can help people lose weight.

2) Prevent constipation

Because chickpeas are so high in fiber, they also help prevent constipation — which has the added bonus of keeping your gastrointestinal (gut) health in tip-top shape.

3) Promote cardiovascular health: Chickpeas are naturally very low in sodium and are cholesterol-free. They’re also a good source of polyunsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats especially help control (and reduce) your cholesterol levels which, in turn, decreases your risk of developing heart disease.

4) Helps control blood sugar:

Chickpeas are low on the glycemic index, which means they’re a food that won’t make your blood sugar spike. It is a great food to incorporate if someone has trouble regulating their blood sugar

5). Serve as a great substitute for anyone with gluten sensitivity:People living with celiac disease develop a sensitivity to gluten, which can make dietary choices difficult. Chickpeas, however, are a great option: They’re naturally gluten-free.

So next time you want to try something new, buy some dry chickpeas, soak them overnight, cook them with different spices and enjoy !!!

There are so many recipes.

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