Chickpeas

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Chickpeas

Chickpeas are delicious and should be considered as a part of your healthy fitness and nutrition plan! We have one of our healthy chickpea recipes, right here, right now, for your pleasure. This chickpea hummus comes straight from the kitchen of our own chef! You will love it!

Chickpea Hummus

Chickpeas Nutrition

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you.  It is super healthy with many benefits. Eating chickpeas provides you with a vegetarian-friendly source of protein, with each cup of cooked garbanzo beans containing 15 grams. Your body breaks down this protein into amino acids, and then uses them to maintain the health of your body’s tissues. Chickpeas are a source of incomplete protein, which means they do not contain every amino acid you need for good health. Make sure you combine them with other sources of protein, such as nuts, whole grains, dairy, eggs or meat to prevent an amino acid deficiency. 

Health Benefits of Chickpeas

Fortunately we have our own chef own middle eastern Italian chef! Since chickpeas are originally cultivated in the Mediterranean and middle east, she would know how best to use them. She grew up making the best chickpea hummus recipe in the world! This dish has been handed down through the generations and she is happy to share it with you!

Did you know that the most common type are the brown beige ones that we all know, but they also come in black green and red? I wonder what it would be like to make a red hummus for Christmas dinner?

Not only do chickpeas contain lots of protein and fiber which are great for your health, but they have some very important vitamins and minerals that your body needs to perform optimally. And that’s the goal! We all want to feel super energized and vibrant!

Heart health

Full of vitamin B6 vitamin C, potassium, and lots of fiber, chickpeas are great for your heart!  Potassium plus fiber lowers heart disease by about 49%. That’s almost half!

Fights cancer

The selenium that is found in and chickpeas plays a role in liver enzyme function. It can help prevent some kinds of  cancer. The high fiber content helps protect from colon cancer and the high vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which is also useful in protecting yourself from free radicals.

Calms Inflammation

Chickpeas contain a good amount of choline which helps with sleep, learning and memory,normal muscle function, and helps with the proper transmission of nerve impulses. Getting enough choline in your diet can help reduce chronic inflammation. 

Better digestion

The fiber content helps  to prevent constipation, giving you more regular bowel movements, due to the high fiber content.

Cholesterol

Studies are showing that regular consumption can help lower the amount of LDL cholesterol in the blood, leading to a healthier heart.

Diabetes

These have been studied for  type one and type two diabetes, and have been shown to improve both types.

I hope you will enjoy eating you chickpeas in this delicious hummus recipe!

Happy beautiful life!!