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Updated January 7th, 2024 at 23:27 IST

Chickpeas: DYK it reduces your cholestrol and regulates your sugar? Here's what more it does

Chickpeas is only one such snacks which are loaded with vitamins, minerals. They can also treat as a beneficial source of nutritions.

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A healthy snack on a lazy weekend to satisfy boredom and starvation can create a huge impact on daily life. Chickpeas are also one such snacks that can be added to your platter. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a nutritious source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They are high in Protein and can be used as a substitute in many vegetarian Android vegan dishes. Therefore, these chickpeas are  considered a healthy source of various benefits.

Various health benefits of chickpeas

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Reduces Cholesterol Levels

Various research studies revealed that the amounts of nutritional fiber present in the black chickpea is superior and more powerful than compared to different legumes. It is also an easy way of life to control cholesterol.

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Rich in Iron

It plays an essential function in improving the level of hemoglobin to transport oxygen to diverse body components. Being rich in iron, it’s also mostly recommended for pregnant and lactating mothers in appropriate quantities.

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A powerhouse of Phytochemicals

These chickpeas  include a wide variety of phytochemicals including carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, flavonoids, iron, phosphate, chloride and many others. These phytochemicals function as antioxidants and prevent numerous cancers. The intake of black chickpeas can strengthen the bones and reduces warm flushes in menopausal girls.

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Protein Supply

Chickpeas have a great supply of protein. If you're a vegetarian, you can find the source of protein. Black chickpeas are coming to your rescue. It has a whopping amount of 11 grams for each 100 grams serving, and it also aids in repairing tissues, managing biochemical reactions. It can provide accurate bodywork of certain systems in skin, hair and nails and makes bones and ligaments stronger.

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Aids in Digestion

The healthy quantities of fibre which is available in kala chana can aid in digestion. It provides energy in bulk, and it can prevent constipation and eases stress on the intestines. Ayurveda suggests ingesting a fistful of soaked black chickpeas to avoid the diverse digestive disorders.

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Regularizes Blood Sugar

The low glycemic index of chickpeas is 28. So it can prevent the unexpected spike in blood sugars, and it can maintain satiated for longer hours, for this reason avoiding hunger pangs.

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Stimulates Weight Loss

For easy digestion, insoluble fiber can prevent constipation. Traditional medical practitioners can propose ingesting water boiled with chickpeas to reduce the appetite and to cut down on calorie intake.

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Published January 7th, 2024 at 23:27 IST

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