Fun Facts: Chickpeas
Chickpeas are an extremely versatile legume as they work great in soups, salads, curries or even roasted for a crunchy snack. Coming in at a whopping 10 grams of protein per cup, this plant-based protein is a great option to fill you up.
When I think of Vitamin E, the first words that come into my head are “chain-breaking antioxidant.” But what does this mean and what makes Vitamin E a key player in the vitamin world?
Protein is a macronutrient that gets a lot of attention and it truly does deserve a standing ovation as it mainly functions as building blocks for cells and muscles. While protein does play many critical roles in the body, there seems to be some confusion on how much of it we really need. Yes, there are variables such as medical complications or activity levels that differentiate an individual's requirements but on average, healthy Americans are consuming significantly more than the body requires. This is a result of high meat consumption.