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Chickpeas and health

Chickpea, aka garbanzo beans, is originally from the Middle East region. It is well known as an excellent source of fiber and protein. In fact, chickpea provides a wider range of benefits:

  1.  Weight managent and digestion: High fiber and protein content helps induce satiety quickly, while promoting healthy bowel movement.
  2. Heart health: Low sodium (if not canned) and high potassium content promotes healthy blood pressure, and thus support heart health. High fiber content also lowers cholesterol level in the blood
  3. Bone health: Iron, phosphate, calcium, magnesium, zinc and vitamin K in chickpea play an important rolein building and maintaining bone structure and strength.
  4. Diabetes and blood glucose: Complex carbohydrate in chickpea is slowly broken down in the body, delaying the rise of blood glucose. Fiber content also helps with blood glucose maintenance.
  5. and cancer: A variety of vitamins and minerals in chickpeas acts as antioxidants and detoxifiers, which help prevent chronic inflammation and different types of cancer.

1 serving (100 g) of chickpea can provide 164 kcal, with 27 g carbohydrate, 7.6 g fiber, 8.9 g protein, and 2.6 g fat. Chickpea can be used as a snack or an entree, and the dish can be individualized based on personal preference. Upcoming recipe will be chickpea-focused, so please stay tuned! 


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