Chickpea is one amazing plant, legume that is similar to peas or soy with brownish color and characteristic taste.
It has a wide use because it is very available during whole year. The taste is neutral and buttery and it can go in salty as well as sweet dishes. You can also use chickpea as a snack replacing unhealthy crisps. We only use ripe chickpeas because the green ones are dangerous for use.
Chickpea is rich in fiber and protein as well as wide range of vitamins and minerals essential for human health. This plant contains around 23% of protein, 53% dietary fiber, cellulose, oils. It also contains minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium. Chickpea is also rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin B6 and B9. It also contains essential amino acids especially the ones that can be synthesized by human organism. Chickpeas are gluten free and with low glycemic index.
TOP HEALTH BENEFITS OF CHICKPEAS
Considering the fact that it is rich in fiber, chickpea is good food choice for people with diabetes type 1 because it can lower glucose level, as well as those with diabetes type 2 because it can improve the level of sugar in the blood at the same time increase levels of insulin and lipids.
Chickpeas are rich in iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, zinc, vitamin K that is essential for strong and healthy bones.
Lowers blood pressure
Chickpea contains potassium and from the other side the concentration of sodium is very low which makes it one of the best foods that will lower your high blood pressure naturally.
This legume is rich in fiber, potassium and vitamins C and B6 which makes it amazing food that will keep your heart healthy.
Chickpea is a food that will improve the health of all digestive organs and it also improves the digestion process and can help with constipation.
Regular use of chickpea can help you lower the level of LDL cholesterol in the blood, the one that is known as the bad cholesterol which can cause damages to organism if is in higher concentrations.
Chickpea has the property to expel the sulfates from the organism. Sulfates are harmful compounds that are present in processed food and chickpea can remove them from human organism in only 24 hours.