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5 Reasons to Add Chickpeas in Your Diet

M Kanika
M Kanika

Chickpeas also known as garbanzo beans, are a type of legume. They have a buttery, creamy textured and nutty flavor. In United States, you will find Kabuli variety, which are round, tan and slightly larger than a pea. In Middle East and India, the Desi variety is more common. These are darker, smaller and less round than Kabuli chickpeas. Today they are grown in more than fifty countries and India produces more chickpeas than any other countries in the world.

Also Read: Understanding the Market Structure of Indian Chickpeas

Health Benefits of Chickpeas 

Controls Blood Sugar

To keep diabetes at bay or even control its fluctuation, one must have chickpeas. 1 cup chickpeas contain 12.5grams of fiber. A quantity that is highly beneficial for diabetes. Due to the low glycemic index, the presence of starch amylose, body absorbs and digests chickpeas gradually. Thus, chickpeas prevent sudden insulin spikes in blood. 

Improves Health 

Chickpeas have soluble dietary fiber, which is called raffinose. It helps colon in the digestive process. It maintains the digestive tract to be healthy and experiences regularity by flushing out the toxins. Reap its advantage to get overall gut health. 

Regulates Blood Pressure

Reap the amazing blood pressure control mechanism benefits that present in chickpeas. High blood pressure can manage with a daily sufficient intake of the potassium, which is around 4700mg. From 1 cup chickpeas, we get 474mg of potassium.

Improves Cardiac Health

Another important benefit is that you can ensure adequate nutrition supply to your heart by having chickpeas. As ii is loaded with magnesium, vitamin B, selenium, iron, fiber – you can safely indulge in goodness of chickpeas, while it automatically takes good care of your heart risks and lowers LDL cholesterol. 

Boosts Bone Health & Hemoglobin Level

Chickpeas is an excellent source of calcium, vitamin A, C, E, antioxidants, iron and other nutrients. Chickpeas contribute heavily to bone maintenance & enhance the iron absorption capacity of body. Therefore, anemia and osteoporosis can be taken care of with the consumption of the nutrient-dense chickpeas.

To sum up, chickpeas are loaded with all the essential nutrients that the body needs therefore you must definitely include it your diet.

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