Legumes that are perfectly resistant to drought, cicerchie are rich in fibers and minerals
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Legumes are among the foods richest in benefits. Among the most interesting alternatives to call into question when examining this type of food are the cicerchie. Very resistant to drought, these legumes are grown in Italy especially in Regions such as Tuscany, Lazio, Puglia, Molise.
Mainly marketed in dry form, peas are characterized by health benefits that it is important to investigate. As revealed by the experts of the Humanitas group, analyzing the nutritional profile of this legume means mentioning the presence of B vitamins, the intake of which is crucial for the efficiency of metabolism and, consequently, for maintaining a healthy weight.
Available on the market all year round, grass peas are excellent sources of fiber. In light of this, it is possible to define these legumes as miraculous allies of intestinal efficiency. In addition, thanks to the fibers you can appreciate an increase in the sense of satiety, another positive repercussion for those who aim to maintain a healthy weight.
We could go on and on to list the properties of the cicerchie! When it comes to these legumes, the vegetable protein content is also noteworthy. The nutrients in question are beneficial for several reasons. On the one hand, they make the cicerchie suitable for the diet of children and the elderly. On the other hand, however, they 'work' on satiety levels by inhibiting the synthesis of ghrelin, a hormone deeply connected to the increase in appetite.
Returning to fibers for a moment, it should be specified that their intake not only helps the intestine, but also helps to keep the absorption of dietary cholesterol under control, with significant benefits related to the prevention of cardiovascular problems.
No doubt about it: these legumes, widely used in Asia and in the West African area also for feeding cattle, are a "treasure chest" of important benefits. Some of these are linked to minerals such as calcium, essential for the health of bones and teeth, phosphorus, which helps transform the food we eat into energy, iron, crucial for the synthesis of hemoglobin, and potassium, decisive for blood pressure regularity.
We conclude by pointing out that grass peas should only be introduced into the diet after asking your doctor for advice.