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Let SuperFoods Be Thy Medicine: Lesson 2 – Garbanzo Beans


Today is Day 2 of our FREE 10 Day “Let Food Be Thy Medicine” Challenge. If you are just joining our series, please be sure to formally register (click here) to ensure you receive all 10 Immunity building foods plus recipes for each!

Note: Natural remedies are not meant as replacements for treatment by a medical profressiona.  Never discontinue prescribed medication without first consulting your physician.

During this 10 Day course, we will be reviewing one new SuperFood a day, and providing you with an easy delicious recipe to try to begin immediately enjoying it!  So let’s get started, it’s Day 2 boo!


Second on our list of our select 10 SuperFoods are Garbanzo Beans sis! Also called chickpeas, garbanzo beans are a staple in the Mediterranean region as well as in India.  Their nutlike flavor is delicious, whether you’re enjoying whole beans, popular dishes like hummus or crunchy roasted chickpeas, which make an amazing snack or a great “crouton” in salads.  A very nutrient-dense food, just one cup of these cooked beans provides 12.5 grams of fiber (wow), or about half the recommended amount of one day.  Like many other beans, they’re also a great plant-based source of protein, and garbanzo beans are also a good source for many nutrients, including manganese, folate and antioxidants.

Just in case you didn’t know Manganese is a mineral that is considered an essential nutrient, because the body requires it to function properly. Garbanzo beans are a great source of manganese, check out the power of this powerful mineral diva:

  1. Increases Bone Health
  2. Reduce the Risk of Disease
  3. Reduce Inflammation
  4. Plays a Role in Blood Sugar Regulation
  5. Linked to Lower Incidences of Epileptic Seizures
  6. May Reduce PMS Symptoms in Combination with Calcium
  7. May Protect Your Brain Against Free Radicals and Improve Brain Function
  8. Contributes to Good Thyroid Health
  9. May Aid Wound Healing by Playing a Role in Collagen Production

#6 just took me out! That explains why my cramps have been lighter during my most recent Vegan challenge! Can you believe chick peas can help reduce PMS Symptoms? WOW! Click To Tweet

ALSO TRY:  If you don’t have or don’t like garbanzo beans, try other similar beans. Lima beans and northern white beans are mild and creamy and make good substitutes for chickpeas in recipes. Both are similarly excellent sources of fiber and protein.

How to Buy & Enjoy GARBANZO BEANS!

Surprisingly, the process of canning beans actually makes them more nutritious. You can always start with dreied beans, but you can also feel good and about buying canned (and bagged/boxed) versions of these legumes.

When cooking beans in a liquid, be sure to consume the liquid too – or you’ll lose many of the nutrients. You can also let the cooked beans sit in the liquid of up to an hour before serving to reabsorb some of the leached nutrients.

Add acidic, sweet and calcium-rich ingredients to beans when cooking them for a long time, ro preserve their structure and texture. Molasses and tomatoes combine all these elements, and the flavors pair well with all kinds of beans

Look for various forms of chickpea, including the large, cream colored version oand the smaller, darker version plus, chana dal, or garbanzo flour.

Recipe of the Day: “15 Minute Vegan Taco Skillet”

(Click here) to get the recipe!


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