Chickpeas, being both a carbohydrate and protein, are ideal for cognitive health. They are loaded with magnesium, which benefits brain cell receptors to speed the transmission of messages. They are also a great source of choline, which plays an important role in regulating memory, mood, and intelligence. Choline is a nutrient similar to B vitamins, and is also found in foods such as meats, fish, nuts, beans, vegetables, and eggs.

More about chickpeas:

  • They are also called garbanzo beans. 
  • Can lower bad cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Are low on the glycemic index, helping to control blood sugar.