Health Benefits of Chickpeas
Appetite arbitrator: Chickpeas have been found to help control appetite. Consuming chickpeas as part of a balanced diet can help limit cravings and overall hunger and appetite.
Delivers digestive support: Around ¾ of the fiber found in chickpeas is insoluble fiber, which remains undigested until it is in the bottom of the digestive tract. Nutritional studies have found that chickpea fiber can be metabolized by the colon’s bacteria to produce short-chain fatty acids such as acetic, propionic and butyric acid. This process can lower the risk of colon cancer and other issues in that part of the body.
Fibrous friend: The fiber in chickpeas is not messing around! Two cups of chickpeas provide the entire recommended daily value of fiber. It’s also believed that the fiber in chickpeas goes further than fiber in other legumes, helping to regulate levels of LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides.
More minerals: Chickpeas are high in important dietary minerals such as manganese which supports our bones, and folate, which boosts blood health and can ward off some types of cancers.