Chickpeas, or garbazo beans, may not be a popular superfood, but they are full of incredible benefits.
- Weight loss. During a recent study, participants reported more satisfaction if chickpeas (garbanzo beans) were included in their diet. The also consumed fewer processed snacks and less food overall as a result.
- Fiber. Only two cups of chickpeas are needed to provide the ENTIRE daily value of fiber!
- Blood sugar. In some parts of the world, chickpeas are eaten daily in large amounts and on a year-round basis. A recent study though, showed that even smaller amounts of chickpeas will improve blood sugar levels and insulin secretion.
- Great for gut health. The fiber in chickpeas is mostly soluble, meaning it blends with water and forms a gel-like substance in the digestive tract. Soluble fiber may increase the number of healthy bacteria in the gut and prevent the overgrowth of unhealthy bacteria.