CHICK PEAS(BENGAL GRAM) HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

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Health Benefits:

1.  Rich in both types of fiber, soluble and insoluble, chickpeas escort the trapped bile acids out of the body and lower cholesterol levels, thereby contributing to cardiovascular health.

2.  The insoluble fiber content in chickpeas helps in preventing digestive disorders, like irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulosis; hence, promoting positive digestive health.

3.  With folate and magnesium in high amounts, chickpeas protect the body from cardiovascular diseases. Folate reduces the levels of the amino acid, homocysteine which causes damage to the lining of arteries and increases the risk of blood vessel blockages.

4.  With a rich supply of soluble fiber, chickpeas help in balancing blood sugar levels; thus, providing support to diabetic patients suffering from highs and lows of blood sugar levels.

5.  The high fiber content in chickpeas induces feelings of satiety, thereby cutting down the intake of unwanted calories and keeping your appetite under control.

6.  An excellent source of the trace mineral manganese, chickpea boosts production of energy and defends against several diseases.

7.  Molybdenum is a mineral and an antioxidant important for stimulating the body’s mechanism for reducing symptoms of energy, helping with impotency in men, fighting against tooth decay and irritability, and preventing anemia. Molybdenum is found in chickpeas in abundance.

8.  Chickpeas contain phytochemicals called saponins which are highly beneficial for the health of women. They act as antioxidants, providing protection against osteoporosis, lowering the risk of breast cancer, and minimizing hot flushes in post menopausal women.

9.  Chickpeas help in meeting your daily iron requirements.  The deficiency of which reduces the delivery of oxygen throughout the body, resulting in feelings of weakness and tiredness, difficulties in concentration, and increasing the risk of infections.

10.              A good source of iron, chickpeas also help with the proper functioning of the human system and preventing conditions, like anemia, weakness, hair loss, headaches, and other critical health concerns.

11.              Regular consumption of folate is important for the production and maintenance of new cells, particularly during periods of rapid growth, like during pregnancy and infancy. Women, who consume adequate amounts of folate during their childbearing years, can reduce their risk of delivering babies with a neutral tube defect.

12.              Enriched with the amino acid tryptophan, chickpeas are a good source of serotonin which regulates fluctuating moods and sleeping disorders. Eating chickpeas before bedtime leads to calmness and induces a good night’s sleep.

Minerals:

Amount: 1 cup

Total Weight: 200 g

NUTRIENTS

AMOUNT

BASIC COMPONENTS

Proteins

39 g

Water

23.1 g

Ash

5 g

Phytosterols

70 mg

CALORIES

Total Calories

728

Calories From Carbohydrate

494

Calories From Fat

101

Calories From Protein

134

CARBOHYDRATES

Total Carbohydrates

121 g

Dietary Fiber

35 g

Sugar

21 g

FATS & FATTY ACIDS

Total Fat

12 g

Saturated Fat

1.3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2.7 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

5.4 g

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

202 mg

Omega-6 Fatty Acids

5.2 g

VITAMINS

Vitamin A

134 IU

Vitamin C

8 mg

Vitamin E

1.6 mg

Vitamin K

18 mcg

Thiamin

0.95 mg

Riboflavin

424 mcg

Niacin

3.1 mg

Vitamin B6

1.1 mg

Folate

1.1 mg

Pantothenic Acid

3.2 mg

Choline

190 mg

MINERALS

Calcium

210 mg

Iron

12 mg

Magnesium

230 mg

Phosphorus

732 mg

Potassium

1.8 g

Sodium

48 mg

Zinc

6.9 mg

Copper

1.7 mg

Manganese

4.4 mg

Selenium

16 mcg

 

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