31 Mar Incredibly Delicious Legumes : Chickpeas
Incredibly delicious legumes “chickpeas”, also referred to as “garbanzo beans”, contain a wealth of nutrients that make them one of the healthiest foods available to humans. While the outer seed coat is rich in flavonoids, the interior of the bean contains high content of phytonutrients like caffeic acid and chlorogenic acid. Did you know chickpeas which function effectively as antioxidants? Research studies have even proven the effectiveness of chickpeas in improved blood sugar regulation and reduced cardiovascular risks. Cardiovascular ‘sicknesses’ are among the most problematic issues that we face due to our diet and lifestyle. Chickpeas contain the nutrients that you require to function in a healthier lifestyle.
New research on chickpeas has further clarified their role in weight management. Recent studies indicate a positive relationship between nutritious legume and weight management. The best study that revealed this relationship considered food satiety as the parameter for weight management. Scientifically, food satiety depicts human satisfaction with a particular food – how adequate the food is in eliminating the sense of hunger.
When participants in a recent study supplemented their typical diet plan with chickpeas, they were reported to consume lesser snacks. The participants even reported greater food satisfaction & satiety and reduced appetite. So, did you notice how chickpeas can assist in your weight management plan by making you feel much fuller? Also, these are moderate calorie-wise, which makes them highly suited for anyone looking for a low-calorie food that provides ample protein and fibre. This is great for those who wish to take control of their diet and weight immediately. Adding these ‘chickpeas’ to your diet can truly change your lifestyle, making it healthier and more effective for your weight management.
The other three prime benefits of chickpeas include the following:
1. Blood sugar control: A twelve-week study was conducted, where participants who consume 728 grams of chickpeas per week realized a noticeable difference in their insulin levels. Hence, including chickpeas for people with diabetes is predominately connected to managing insulin levels.
2. Prevention of chronic diseases: Including chickpeas in your diet may reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Why? As it lowers cholesterol, according to a research study conducted, they contain B vitamins that facilitate in reducing the risk of lung and breast cancer, and even them being low in GI.
3. Protein power: contains protein and is especially great for vegetarians who linger to find their protein sources.
The delicious nutlike taste and buttery texture of chickpeas make them even more desirable. It’s time for you, too, to include this nutritious food in your meal plan. Sun Impex offers premium quality Argentinian Chickpeas, which you can avail of by simply placing your order, and enjoy a nutritious, healthy lifestyle the chickpeas way!