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Can chickpeas help you loose weight? Join the Skinni Snax revolution
Can chickpeas help you loose weight? Join the Skinni Snax revolution

June 15, 2017

EATING chickpeas not only help people lose weight - but also enables them to keep it off, according to new research.

The study shows just one 130 gram serving a day of pulses - three-quarters of a cupful - could lead to weight loss by making people feel fuller and by vastly reducing 'bad cholesterol' levels.

The researchers looked at 21 clinical trials involving 940 adult men and women, who lost an average of 0.75 lbs over six weeks by adding a single serving of pulses to their diet.

Pulses have a low glycemic index - which means they break down slowly - and so can be used to reduce or displace animal protein as well as "bad" fats such as trans-fat in a dish or meal.

Dr de Souza, a researcher with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St.Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada, has noted that 90 per cent of weight loss interventions fail, resulting in weight regain, which may be due in part to hunger and food cravings.

He said: "This new study fits well with our previous work, which found that pulses and chickpeas increased the feeling of fullness by 31 per cent, which may indeed result in less food intake."

Another study found that eating on average one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can also reduce "bad cholesterol" by five per cent - and therefore lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Dr de Souza noted that 90 per cent of weight loss interventions fail, resulting in weight regain, which may be due in part to hunger and food cravings.

He said: "This new study fits well with our previous work, which found that pulses increased the feeling of fullness by 31 per cent, which may indeed result in less food intake."

Another study found that eating on average one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can also reduce "bad cholesterol" by five per cent - and therefore lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Knowing which foods make people feel fuller longer may help them lose weight and keep it off.

Dr de Souza said: "Though the weight loss was small, our findings suggest that simply including pulses in your diet may help you lose weight, and we think more importantly, prevent you from gaining it back after you lose it.

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June 01, 2017

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