8 Snacks That Fight Heart Disease

2. Garbanzo Beans

Garbanzo beans, more popularly known as chickpeas, are one of the healthiest beans for the heart, and several studies have linked their consumption with a reduction in the risk factors of the coronary heart disease.

Chickpeas are brimming with soluble fiber, which aids in reducing the levels cholesterol. A recent study examined the diets of over 10,000 women and men. The results revealed that those who consumed a serving of legumes every single day, cut down their risk for developing the coronary heart disease by 22%.

Garbanzo beans are also brimming with heart-healthy antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and potassium. Make a habit of devouring at least four generous servings of chickpeas every week.

You can make a delicious hummus, a Middle Eastern dip made with chickpeas, spices and olive oil, and devour it with whole-wheat pita bread.

Chickpeas make a splendid ingredient for a raw snack, or a calorie-free salad ingredient for your weight loss diet.

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