Garbanzo Beans (chickpeas)- A Fully Functional Food…

Garbanzo Beans (chickpeas)

Garbanzo beans are very nutrient dense and due to that fact can be considered a fully functional food. A cup of Garbanzo beans provides 729 calories . They are high in slow digesting carbohydrates, your body’s preferred source of fuel (121g ) and are a good Source of Protein (12g).

Garbanzo Beans are not only a good source for high calorie nutrient dense nutrition, they also contain antioxidant rich phyto-nutrients such as the flavonoids quercetin, kaempferol, and at least ten more. All these combine to provide powerful protection against free radical damage and protect against diseases, including cancer.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. spirituallymentalyinclinedtolisten says:

    Protects against diseases? That I did not know. 🙂

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    1. mindbodyandsoul1010 says:

      Yes… the high antioxidant levels help to combat free radical cellular damage which can assist in preventing/ fight against many diseases including cancer. The high fiber content assists with gut health and lowers cholesterol levels which would protect against diabetes and heart disease! Let Thy Food be Thy Medicine! 🙂

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  2. This was super interesting! :)x

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    1. mindbodyandsoul1010 says:

      Thank you Jennifer…Check back often!

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  3. Great info! This is one of the things I love about nutrient dense foods in that they pack such a powerful nutritional punch!

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    1. mindbodyandsoul1010 says:

      Indeed! Nutritionally dense foods are invaluable to our diets. Thank you for your comment. Check back often!

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