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Five very good reasons to eat more chickpeas.

I really like chickpeas and every week I eat 1 or 2 meals with this food. Besides being tasty and extremely satiated, the chickpea is also super tasty. The site Care2 highlights five good reasons to include more chickpeas in your diet:

It helps to control blood sugar levels – The high levels of fiber found in chickpeas can help regulate sugar levels in people with type 1 diabetes. This is because as fiber slows down digestion, sugar crosses the digestive system and reaches the bloodstream more gradually, preventing the sudden need for insulin that the body of diabetics has difficulty producing.

Promotes cardiovascular health and regulates cholesterol – Chickpeas are often eaten as a meat substitute, which can be an excellent choice for those who want to control cholesterol and maintain cardiovascular health.

It provides nutrients friendly to bone health – Chickpeas contain a beneficial cocktail of nutrients that contribute to bone health. The legume includes magnesium, potassium and calcium – the trio of bone-friendly minerals – and also contains phosphate, iron and zinc that support the skeleton.

It has detox and anti-cancer properties – Chickpeas are rich in selenium, a mineral that contributes to liver function. Regular intake of selenium may also prevent some cancers as an antioxidant helps to neutralize free radicals.

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