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Benefits of chickpeas: health and nutrition information about chick peas

Updated on March 4, 2013
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Benefits of Chickpeas

Benefits of Chickpeas or Garbanzo beans goes beyond the nice, tasty nutty flavor of the beans. Chickpeas, popular in Italy, Greece, India and Middle East Countries, are indeed healthy and full of nutritional benefits.

Chickpeas are good source of proteins for vegetarians. They are low in cholesterol, high in vitamins, minerals, fibers. Recently, there is lot of research done on chickpeas. Below, the benefits of chickpeas or Garbanzo beans are discussed in further detail:

1. Chickpeas are rich source of minerals. Chickpeas are great source of molybdenum, iron, copper, manganese and folic acid. Young women of childbearing age, tend to be deficient in iron and folic acid, which is very critical for women and healthy pregnancy. Deficiency of iron can cause fatigue and work inefficiency too. Thus, adequate minerals in today's diet is very important. Frequently adding chickpeas to your diet, can easily help to supplement adequate minerals in your body.

2. Chickpeas are rich source of fibers. Chickpeas are good source of soluble and insoluble fibers. Fiber helps to keep our digestive system healthy and help in our bowel movements. Problems like constipation reduce as we add more fiber to our meals. Soluble fiber helps to reduce our bad cholesterol and improve our good cholesterol. Thus, chickpeas are good for cardiovascular health too. Eating chickpeas regularly keeps our heart and digestive system healthy.

3. Chickpeas are rich source of protein. Chickpeas are excellent source of protein, without saturated fats associated with animal fats. They can be easily added to salads or eaten in soups. Proteins are critical to our body for normal functions like cell formation, body repairing, oxygen circulation, hormone production. When proteins are added in the form of chickpeas, our body gets adequate nutrition and feels satisfied for longer periods of time.

4. Chickpeas are low in Glycemic Index. Chickpeas are good for controlling blood sugar levels as they are low in glycemic index. Diabetics can enjoy chickpeas as they provide surplus nutrients without causing a spike in sugar levels. Doctor's guidance is suggested before making any drastic change in your diet, if you are on diabetes medicine or diagnosed with diabetes.

In Summary, chickpeas are healthy and delicious. Do add chickpeas to your diet and enjoy the health benefits. However, excessive eating of chickpeas can cause flatulence symptoms or kidney stone problems. Precaution and guidance of professionals is recommended.

Here are some chickpeas recipes that can help to add these beans to your diet:

Spicy Chickpeas recipe

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    • Hyphenbird profile image

      Brenda Barnes 

      5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      I purchased a bag of chickpeas just today at the market. I have a special recipe in mind. They are so delicious and nutritious. Thank you for the wonderful and interesting Hub.

    • Ruchi Urvashi profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchi Urvashi 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Cat R for reading this article and sharing your views. Do try it out and let me know your feedback.

    • Cat R profile image

      Cat R 

      6 years ago from North Carolina, U.S.

      This sounds interesting and tasty. Have to try it out!

    • Ruchi Urvashi profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchi Urvashi 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Rahul. Yes, I love chickpeas recipes like chole Kulche, chole bhature.

    • rahul0324 profile image

      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Now If you are an Indian you must have had chickpeas in one or the other form.

      Chole Kulche, Chole Chaat, Aloo Chaat, Chole Bhature , Chole Chawal and so much more... I personally dote over these delicacies ...

      Very detailed and useful hub

    • Ruchi Urvashi profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchi Urvashi 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Peachpurple, thanks for your feedback. Yes, I too enjoy chickpeas. They are nice and healthy.

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      peachy 

      6 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      I love chickpeas. Usually buys them from pasar malam every week. Cost around RM 1-Rm2 per small packet. Soft and sweet. Helps my bowel movement too.

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