As a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fibre, chickpeas may offer a variety of health benefits, such as improving digestion, aiding weight management and reducing the risk of several diseases. Additionally, chickpeas are high in protein.
This legume is very low in fat and sodium, high in protein, iron, vitamins, fibre, and antioxidants, and it is gluten-free.
Chickpeas have an impressive nutrition profile.
They contain a moderate amount of calories, providing 46 calories per 1-ounce (28-gram) serving. Approximately 67% of those calories are from carbs, while the rest comes from protein and a small amount of fat.
A 1-ounce (28-gram) serving provides the following nutrients:
- Calories: 46
- Carbs: 8 grams
- Fibre: 2 grams
- Protein: 3 grams
- Rich in Plant-Based Protein
- Support Blood Sugar Control
Chickpeas are full of fibre, which has several proven benefits for digestive health. The fibre in chickpeas is mostly soluble, meaning it blends with water and forms a gel-like substance in the digestive tract. Soluble fibre may help increase the number of healthy bacteria in your gut and prevent the overgrowth of unhealthy bacteria. This can lead to a reduced risk of some digestive conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome and colon cancer.
Chickpeas are a great source of several minerals, such as magnesium and potassium, which have been studied for their potential to boost heart health.
This is because they may help prevent high blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart disease.
Additionally, the soluble fibre in chickpeas has been shown to help reduce triglyceride and “bad” LDL cholesterol levels.
Including chickpeas in our pets diet regularly may help reduce your risk of certain types of cancer.
First, eating chickpeas may promote the body’s production of butyrate, a fatty acid that has been studied for its potential to reduce inflammation in colon cells, possibly decreasing the risk of colon cancer.
Furthermore, chickpeas are a source of saponins, which are plant compounds that may help prevent the development of certain cancers. Saponins have also been studied for their role in inhibiting tumour growth.
Chickpeas also contain several vitamins and minerals that may lower your risk of cancer, including B vitamins.
Chickpeas have a few properties known to support blood sugar control, and thus may help prevent and manage diabetes.
The fibre and protein in chickpeas help prevent your blood sugar levels from rising too quickly after eating, which is an essential factor in diabetes management.
Additionally, their low glycemic index (GI) makes them appropriate for dogs and cats with diabetes, as they are unlikely to lead to blood sugar spikes.
They’re also a source of several vitamins and minerals that have been found to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, including magnesium, B vitamins and zinc.
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