Chickpeas are full of protein and fiber, which delay your body’s digestion of nutrients. When digestion slows down, it takes longer for blood-sugar-spiking carbohydrates to get into your bloodstream, and that keeps hunger at bay. Don’t fancy chickpeas? You’ll get the same benefit from any bean you do like, according to Purdue University scientists.
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