Chickpea / Garbanzo / Bengal gram / Egyptian Pea (Leguminocae)
ANTIOXIDANTS Rich in antioxidants including polyphenols, phytonutrients, beta-carotene and key vitamins, chickpeas have the power to chase free radicals from the body, and prevent degenerative diseases like cancer, coronary heart disease, macular degeneration, and even cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
BONE HEALTH Chickpeas contain a good amount of minerals of which iron, phosphorous, magnesium, copper and zinc, that will promote bone health and bone density, buh-bye osteoporosis!
BOWEL BUSINESS Say goodbye to constipation! Rich in insoluble fibre, chickpeas relieve from digestive booboos as well as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Diverticulosis. YaY!
DIABETES FRIENDLY All that fibre makes you heart healthy with balanced blood sugar levels. Chickpeas are your friends, they are healthy, filling, and will curb that insulin resistance!
HEART HEALTH Rich in fibre, folate and magnesium, chikpeas improve blood flow in the vessels, lower homocysteine levels and help lower cholesterol levels.
PROTECT YOUR BABY Rich in folate (the natural form of folic acid) which is necessary during pregnancy, lentils protect your baby from neural tube defects. The folate found in lentils helps in the formation of red blood cells, and plays a key role in maintaining homocysteine levels.
PROTEIN POWER High in protein, as most legumes, they are a great source of iron, promoting good oxygenation of the body. Hummus party!
WEIGHTLOSS Chickpeas are low in calories, and will keep you fuller longer (thanks to being complex carbs, slow energy burning). Soak well to avoid that bloat...
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