Health Benefits of Chickpeas
Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) are roundish seeds, beige to light green members of the legume family. Chickpeas are rich in protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals benefit for human health. Chickpeas are available in grocery stores either dried and packaged or canned.
Studies shown that chickpeas lowering blood glucose levels in type I diabetics & improve blood sugar, lipids and insulin levels in type II diabetic patients.
Minerals like iron, phosphate, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and vitamin K in chickpeas are helps to maintaining bone structure and strength.
It heps to normalize blood pressure levels.
It is good for heart health. The fiber and potassium helps to lower blood cholesterol levels, thereby decreasing the risk of heart diseases.
Selenium in chickpeas prevents inflammation, cancer causing compounds and decreases tumor growth rates. Other minerals like folate, which prevent multiplying and spreading of cancer cells throughout the body.
It reduce the amount of Low-Density Lipo-protein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood.
Choline is the nutrient in chickpeas which reduces chronic inflammation.
It help to prevent constipation and promote regularity for a healthy digestive tract.