- They are high in fiber
fiber keeps the colon healthy, which helps prevent colon cancer and diverticulitis. Eating high-fiber foods has also been shown to reduce blood pressure and inflammation, in turn promoting heart health.
- They are a good source of protein
it turns out that getting enough protein might be the key to a faster metabolism and a leaner body, without counting calories. They also contain small amounts of essential amino acids—the type that can’t be produced by our bodies but are usually found in animal meat.
- The high level of calcium, magnesium and vitamin K found in chickpeas are essential for building and maintaining bone strength.