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Chickpeas: the meat substitute fighting against cancer and boosting heart health


Jan 26, 2024

Chickpeas pair very well in various dishes, from stews and salads to sandwich spreads and sauces. Besides being delicious, they also provide compelling health benefits thanks to their rich content of elements like iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and unsaturated fatty acids such as linoleic and oleic acid.

American scientists from the Cleveland Clinic highlighted that chickpeas can be considered a complete protein because they contain all the amino acids that our bodies require. When cooking, it's good to remember that chickpeas make for a healthier meat substitute. Chickpeas stands out for not having any saturated fats, an excessive amount of which in our diet, can raise the levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol in our blood, thereby increasing the risk of developing conditions such as atherosclerosis, heart attack, and stroke.

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