Heart Disease & Cholesterol
Chickpeas are very good for the heart, and it’s all because of a few choice F-words – fiber, and folate.
According to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, high-fiber food like chickpeas help prevent heart disease.
Almost 10,000 Americans participated in this study. People eating the most fiber per day had 12% less coronary heart disease and 11% less cardiovascular disease compared to those eating the least. And people eating soluble fiber had a 15% reduction in heart disease!
Folate has been identified as having a direct impact on reducing the risk of heart disease, and a serving of chickpeas contain 70% of the required daily serving of folate. You do the math.
Chickpeas contain a combination of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber has been shown to act as a “sponge” to help clean up bile, which contains bad cholesterol.
If you’re on a heart-healthy diet, or simply think it’s nice to have a healthy heart, enjoy The Good Bean. Your body will thank you!