Canned Chickpeas, What Happens When

…You eat them?

Slide 1 of 9: Is eating chickpeas from a can different from eating chickpeas you've soaked yourself? Quick answer: no. The nutritional value is very similar, besides maybe a small increase in sodium due to the canning process of chickpeas. So if you regularly eat canned chickpeas and cook dishes at home with them, do not fret—you're not losing any nutritional value.In fact, many registered dietitians say that if you eat canned chickpeas regularly, your body will actually see a myriad of health benefits. Between the plant-based protein, fiber, and even the complex carbohydrates that are within these tiny legumes, having chickpeas in your diet is ultimately a good health move."Canned chickpeas are a convenient food that offers excellent nutrition," says MyNetDiary's Registered Dietitian and MS, Brenda Braslow. "1/2 cup of chickpeas has 134 calories and 7 grams of protein, the equivalent of one ounce of meat. One of the big three primary nutrients, protein is found in every single body cell."Here's what happens to your body when you eat canned chickpeas regularly, and for even more cooking tips, be sure to check out our list of the 100 Easiest Recipes You Can Make.Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

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