5 Benefits of Chickpeas 

Sep 13, 2023, 10:48 PM IST

5 Benefits of Chickpeas 


Chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, have a nutty taste and grainy texture which goes along with many foods. Here are the health benefits of chickpeas. 

Keep a person full 

Chickpeas contain protein and fibre which keep the appetite under control. Both of these work together to slow the process of digestion which in turn keeps a person full for a longer time.

High in plant protein 

Chickpeas are an excellent source of plant-based protein which makes them a good food option for people who don’t eat animal products. 

Help lose weight

Since chickpeas have filling effect, they help to reduce weight by keeping a person feeling full for a longer time. This results in lower calorie intake.

Control blood sugar

Chickpeas can help to manage blood sugar levels in several ways. They have a low glycemic index which indicates how fast blood sugar rises after consuming a food item. Foods with low GI promote blood sugar regulation. 

Affordable, easy to add to diet

Chickpeas are very easy to add to a diet. Their taste goes along with several dishes.