The chickpea (aka garbanzo bean, Indian pea, ceci bean, bengal gram, Kabuli chana, kadale kaalu, sanaga pappu, shimbra, Kadala) is the secret for a sexy looking body. Isn’t that awesome. Whho knew that the plain chickpea could be so useful in weight loss.

Just one cup of chickpeas give you 50% of all your daily needed dietary fibers. That is what the specialists say. Dietary fibers are fabulous at preventing your blood sugar to increase after eating a meal. Because of the fibers the sugar form the foods gets assimilated and burned more slowly by your body. This will give you energy for a longer time and you won’t feel the need to eat something soon.

Diabetics should start eating chickpeas more often because it helps them maintain their blood sugar at a good level for longer periods of time. Chickpeas are also full of minerals that help your body eliminate the food additives form the food.

So it is pretty good at detoxing your body also.

By eating chickpea you help you intestines increase their volume, preventing that way constipation and other health problems related to your intestines. For example all those dietary fibers contained in chickpeas help you prevent colon cancer.

By just eating one cup of chickpeas per day your body will receive lots of healthy nutrients that will improve your health: dietary fibers, proteins, iron, magnesium, phosphor, copper. If you are curious of the caloric value of chickpeas you should know that one cup of chickpeas has 269 calories. A reasonable amount I might say.

In Asia chickpea is cooked as falafel or hummus besides other cooking recipes. You should give them a try because they are delicious.

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