Chickpeas - The New Weight Loss Superfood
Looking to lose weight? Chickpeas just might be the latest it-food for slimming down. Results of a recent study published in the journal Appetite, showed that participants who ate a half cup of chickpeas daily, consumed fewer calories from high fat, low fiber foods. It's no wonder - just a half-cup packs six grams of fiber and seven grams of protein.
Also known as Bengal gram, garbanzo beans, Egyptian peas or Kabuli Chana, this versatile legume hits high on the satiety chart, which means that it helps you feel fuller longer, making you less likely to snack throughout the day. Here are few favorite ways to enjoy them:
- Smash them up with some avocado and enjoy in a sandwich or wrap
- Add them to your favorite pasta dish
- Mix a handful in a salad
- Add them to a veggie stew
- Toss them with a bit of olive oil and spices and roast them in the oven
Chickpeas also are potent antioxidants that provide an array of benefits including regulating your blood sugar, digestive tract support and heart health. For healthy and scrumptious weight loss-friendly meals and snacks, visit Metabolic Research Center's online database by clicking on RECIPES at the top of this webpage.
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