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KAPOW! Now You Know: Chickpea Flour

August 14, 2017


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Chickpea Flour a.k.a Garbanzo Bean

Origin: Middle East

Family: Fabaceae

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Chickpeas are one of the oldest consumed crops in the world. Chickpeas are an excellent source of plant-based protein, dietary fiber, zinc, iron, phosphorus and B Vitamins. The beans also provide essential vitamins and minerals that protect against free radicals, support healthy body function and decrease vitamin deficiencies.

Control Blood Sugar Levels and Promote Weight Loss

  • Chickpeas are a complex carb making them an ideal source of energy, curbing cravings and keeping you fuller for longer
  • High source of protein and fiber essential for burning fat; plant based protein is also important for vital organ health, muscles and hormone levels
  • These complex carbs regulate blood sugar because they don't promote a quick release of energy and then a crash, making them a much better choice over refined foods
  • Chickpeas stabilize and balance the blood sugars, which is essential for long-term weight loss 

Improves Digestion

  • High in fibre, promotes regular bowel movements, a natural way to eliminate toxins
  • Decreases symptoms of IBS and constipation
  • Balances pH levels and bacteria in your gut, as fiber increases healthy bacteria and decreases unhealthy bacteria

Protects Against Heart Disease and Cancer

  • Shown to balance unhealthy cholesterol levels and reduce hypertension because it is a high source of fibre
  • Chickpeas help to keep the arteries clear of plaque and maintain a healthy blood pressure
  • Shown to reduce cancerous cells from forming, by creating a healthy environment in the body that has a balanced pH and reduced inflammation

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Much love to Rebecca Hammond of Girls Get It - our go-to Nutritionist and Personal Trainer for sharing all this amazing knowledge.