Natco Chick Peas Tin (400g)
Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are a type of legume
Like other legumes, such as lentils, chickpeas are rich in fiber and protein. They also contain several key vitamins and minerals.
Chickpeas contain a range of nutrients, including protein, which is necessary for bone, muscle, and skin health.
For people who are cutting down on meat consumption, a dish of chickpeas and rice, for example, can contribute a significant amount of protein to the diet. A cup of chickpeas provides almost one-third of an adult’s daily protein needs.
The nutrients in chickpeas may also help prevent a number of health conditions.
Free radicals are toxic substances that accumulate in the body, as a result of metabolism and other factors. As these toxins build up, they can damage cells and lead to a variety of health problems, including cancer.
Antioxidants help the body remove free radicals, and the selenium and beta carotene in chickpeas act as antioxidants.
A cup of chickpeas contains 6.1 micrograms (mcg) of selenium. The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) recommend that adults consume 55 mcg of selenium a day. They also note that selenium’s antioxidant activity may help protect the body from cancer.
In addition, there is evidence that fiber, which chickpeas contain, can help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
Digestion and regularity
Fiber helps keep the digestive tract healthy and promotes regularity. Chickpeas are a good source of fiber.
Weight management and satiety
Dietary fibers function as bulking agents in the digestive system. Bulking agents increase the feeling of fullness after eating, and protein has the same effect.
Feeling fuller for longer after eating can help reduce the appetite and lower a person’s caloric intake.
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