The Chickpea or Chick Pea (also know as Cicer Arietinum) are the brown-colored beans of a legume plant, which is also known as gram, garbanzo or Bengal Gram. These are green when fresh or raw and it turns to brown when dried. These are nutritious and rich in protein that makes the diet healthy. it is widely regarded as an important pulse, owing to its nutritional properties. It contains a good amount of iron, sodium and selenium in addition to small doses of manganese, copper and zinc. it is also consider as a very good source of fiber and folic acid.
Health benefit of Chickpea
- Lowers Cholesterol
Chickpea Contains good amount of soluble fibers that help to control the level of the bad cholesterol (HDL).
- Reduce Stress
Amino acid like tryptophan and serotonin are present in the Chickpea, that makes us to feel relax, as this amino acid are responsible to reduces tension and stress. and also brings good sleep.
- Great Source of Iron and Cure Anemia
Anemia results from iron deficiency. This variety of gram contains rich iron proteins and folate. this increase the hemoglobin level in blood and Treats anemia.
- Cardiovascular Benefits
Chickpea have Alpha linolenic acid and omega-3 fatty acid which reduce the bad cholesterol (HDL) and reduce the chance of heart disease keeps heart healthy.
- Fight against Debility
Chickpea contains Iron, Minerals and protein in good amount, which gives energy and antioxidants which helps to fight against the debility.
- Improve Bone Health
Chickpea Contain same amount of calcium as the milk contains hence its helpful for good health of our bone. it keep them health and strong.
- Aids in Weight Loss
Inclusion of fiber rich foods in your diet can greatly contribute to weight loss. Black chickpeas are rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber facilitates the excretion of bile and ferries by forming a gel like substance in the digestive tract whereas insoluble fiber prevents constipation and other digestive disorders.
- Cure the Kidney Problems
Phosphorus which is present in good amount in Chickpea, helps to increase the hemoglobin level and remove extra alkali present in the kidney.
- Maintain Blood Sugar and Low Glycemic Index
Experiments have shown that the intake of water extract of Bengal gram enhances the utilization of glucose in both the diabetic and the normal persons. and glycemic index of chickpea is very low and fibers and protein present in it also controls the blood sugar lever, hence is is consider as good food source of Diabetic peoples.
- Minerals and protein present in chickpea is helpful in jaundice.
- Minerals like phosphors and Manganese present in chickpea heal the problems like ring warm and Itching.
- Beneficial for Women
The phytonutrients called saponins act as antioxidants to reduce the risk of breast cancer, prevent osteoporosis and minimize hot flushes in post-menopausal women. Eating roasted chickpeas mixed with brown sugar and desi ghee helps in curing leucorrhea. Drinking water boiled with chickpeas can prevent miscarriage.