What are the benefits of chickpeas? And why is it so important to integrate them in our diet?

Chickpeas have long been valued for their fiber content. Two cups provide the entire daily value. Therefore you definitely want to keep them on your “digestive support” list—especially if you are focusing on the colon. Between 65-75% of the fiber found in chickpeas is insoluble fiber, and this type of fiber remains undigested all the way down to the final segment of your colon.

Recent studies have shown that chickpea fiber can be metabolized by bacteria in the colon to produce relatively large amounts of short chain fatty acids. These fatty acids provide fuel to the cells that line your intestinal wall. By supporting the energy needs of our intestinal cells, the short chain fatty acids made from chickpea fibers can help lower your risk of colon problems, including your risk of colon cancer.

Some more benefits are: Highly supply of antioxidants, reduced cardiovascular risk, improved regulation of blood sugar

Salat: cooked chickpeas, feta cheese (vegan version nut or coconut cheese), lemon juice, olive oil, salt and basil

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