1. CholesterolHaving elevated cholesterol levels significantly increases your risk of suffering from a stroke or heart attack. Eating soluble-rich foods like chickpeas and oatmeal can reduce your cholesterol levels naturally.2. Diabetes PreventionPreliminary evidence suggests that the consumption of chickpeas may be beneficial for correcting dyslipidemia (when the concentration of cholesterol or lipids in the blood exceeds normal limits), and preventing...
Having elevated cholesterol levels significantly increases your risk of suffering from a stroke or heart attack. Eating soluble-rich foods like chickpeas and oatmeal can reduce your cholesterol levels naturally.
2. Diabetes Prevention
Preliminary evidence suggests that the consumption of chickpeas may be beneficial for correcting dyslipidemia (when the concentration of cholesterol or lipids in the blood exceeds normal limits), and preventing diabetes.
3. Weight Loss
Including fiber-rich foods in your diet plan can make weight loss more effective. Fiber distends your stomach, making you feel satiated for longer periods. If you eat regularly vegetables like chickpeas, you can expect more robust weight loss than you’d get from simply cutting calories.
4. High in Protein
Chickpeas are a good source of protein. Combined with a whole grain such as whole-wheat protein, they provide amount of protein comparable to that of meat or dairy foods without the high calories or saturated fats.
5. Energy Booster
Chickpeas can boost your energy because of their high iron content. This is particularly important for menstruating women, pregnant or lactating women and growing children. Iron is an integral component of hemoglobin, which transports oxygen from the lungs to all body cells, and is part of key enzyme systems for energy production and metabolism.
The only way I eat them is bean burritos...cook them in chicken stock/broth and maybe water too... with sauted peppers and onions, then after about 1/2 hour or until soft enough and most liquid gone, I use a masher to mash it all together which removes the hardness of them, and the taste is better...add seasonings, like Italian blend, garlic powder, etc. Put in a wrap, cover w cheddar cheese and microwave 30 seconds and top with a mixture of sour cream and salsa.
I keep them overnight. the next day I cook them in the pressure cooker. Three whistles should do it. leave it until steam subsides naturally. Add salt to the water when you put it into the cooker, the pea takes in the salt. I found it tastier that way.
Trayce Davis The key is pre-soaking. Pre-soaking isn’t a crucial step, but there are a few advantages in the finished beans to consider: Easier to digest, Faster cooking time , Improved texture (mostly due to the shortened cooking time) and More even cooking. Just soak them for a nightin cold water before cooking them next morning! :)
These r garbanzo beans aka chickpeas...eaten raw heated on salads in soups or mix with garlic onion olive oil, put n a blender or beater & eating as a chip or veggie dip & sandwich spread....I say eat ad often as u like. It's a bean & good for u. :-D