As a child and growing up at home and in my immediate surroundings, chickpeas were not eaten. As an adult, when I met this exceptional legume. It’s special because it’s a plant, and it’s complete as if you’re actually eating something stronger if some would say more specifically like meat. I’m not a vegetarian, but I don’t like consuming meat and meat products often, so my choice is the number one legume.
Chickpeas hold satiety well due to the content of complete carbohydrates and the composition of amino acids or proteins. Two cups of cooked chickpeas cover the complete daily intake of plant fibers. Rarely do people take just those two cups at once, maybe somewhere in India where this legume is used every day. But, that’s why we need to cook it, eat it not with a lot of bread because we don’t even need bread with it, but with a large portion of salad. Chickpea plant fiber is over 60% insoluble. This means that the bacteria in the large intestine break them down into short-chain fatty acids, which give energy to our cells that build the intestines, and in this way, we protect the large intestine and the digestive tract in general.
With the satiety of chickpeas, it balances blood sugar perfectly, it has a low glycemic index. The American Diabetes Association, the Heart Association, recommends finding legumes on the menu at least three times a week. That fits just in time if you allow yourself and your body to fast twice a week. There is always room for change and the introduction of new foods.
It is recommended that women especially take chickpeas because of the content of folic acid, iron and magnesium, which are especially important in the second part of the menstrual cycle. This prevents constipation that often comes then, lack of energy, the need for sweet taste, appetite disorders …
Make hummus, thicken the dish with the help of the liquid in which the raw chickpeas stood, make a healthy snack for a movie night with the help of marinated and roasted chickpeas … Give the chickpeas and yourself a chance for a new experience on the path to health benefits