Last updated on Jun 18th, 2020 at 06:33 am

  • Chickpeas are one of the healthiest food sources of dietary fibre. They provide carbohydrates for people sensitive to insulin and those suffering from diabetes. Chickpeas are low in fat content.

  • Chickpeas are rich in folate and protein content. Folate is a soluble B vitamin, which is present naturally in food items and reduces the risk of colorectal cancer in people. Vegetarians can mix chickpeas with rice or whole grains to get wholesome amounts of proteins in their regular diet.

  • Chickpeas are also rich in calcium and are considered by experts as equal to yoghurt and milk in providing calcium to the body.

  • The insoluble fibre content in chickpeas also helps to increase stool bulk, which in turn prevents constipation and other disorders of the digestive tract, including irritable bowel syndrome.

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  • Chickpeas are a rich source of magnesium, which assures cardiovascular health. Magnesium deficiency can increase the risk of heart diseases.

  • If you are planning to lose weight, including chickpeas in your diet would be extremely helpful. Chickpeas, due to their high protein and fibre content help to control hunger. Salads with chickpeas as the main ingredient are a good option for  weight loss diets. Such salads are tasty and help you to feel full for a longer duration.


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