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Studies show that consumption of plant-based, fiber-rich foods such as chickpeas can help prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancer.
See alsoThe Truth About Beans.
Adding these legumes to your diet can help beat high blood pressure, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s 2013 annual conference.
See alsoOne-Pot Lentils & Chicken.
Many studies, including one from the Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research, report that fava beans can boost your levels of dopamine, the chemical messenger that powers the brain’s reward and pleasure centers while managing movement and emotional responses.
See also Roasted Lamb Tenderloin with Fava Bean Purée.