Know the Benefits of Chana and Roasted Chana


Geetha Patil

Chana are also known as garbanzo beans and have been grown and eaten in India, Middle Eastern, and South American countries for thousands of years. They have a nutty taste and grainy texture. They are rich source of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and fiber, and hence, offer a variety of health benefits, such as aiding weight management, improving digestion, and reducing your risk of disease. In addition, this legume is high in protein and makes an excellent replacement for meat in many vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Roasted Chana tends to have a higher fat content due to the roasting process. It also has slightly higher sodium content. Even though roasted Chana provides a good amount of protein and dietary fiber they tend to have slightly reduced levels of some vitamins and minerals due to the roasting process. They are a complete nutritional snack one can have anytime. However, benefits of eating Chana in morning can be more fruitful compared to other times of the day.

Chana is a tiny powerhouses and an incredible source of vitamins like B6, C, folate, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin and minerals including manganese, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, iron, calcium and copper. Chana is described in traditional medicine as astringent to palate with Shita Virya or cold potency, easy to digest, dry in nature. Drink water after eating roasted Chana. If you are eating roasted Chana for rhinitis (sneezing, stuffy, runny, and itchy nose, and itchy throat, eyes, and ears, nosebleeds, clear drainage from the nose, ear infections that keep coming back, snoring, breathing through the mouth, and tiredness) then do not take water eat only roasted Chana.

Both roasted Chana or soaked Chana offer nutritional benefits, so it is a matter of your taste preferences and nutritional needs. If you are looking for a low-calorie, crunchy snack, roasted Chana might be the better option.

What are health Benefits of Roasted Chana?

Promotes bone health. Eating roasted Chana is beneficial for your body, especially for your bone health and metabolism

Blood pressure management. Chana increases potassium levels in the body, which helps reduce blood pressure.

Good for heart health. Chana dal lessens inflammation and the harm caused by free radicals to the blood vessels. Chana dal lowers homocysteine levels, lowers the risk of blood clots, and prevents artery hardening because it is a very good source of folic acid. The magnesium in Chana dal works well to calm your blood vessels, which controls how your heart beats.

Supports insulin insensitivity and regulates diabetes. Chana controls your body’s absorption of sugar. It lowers blood sugar levels, lowering the risk of Type-2 diabetes as a result.

Acts as anti-inflammatory agent. Chana micropeltes extract contains albumin and omega-6, which possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents that can promote macrophages in the wound healing process associated with diabetes mellitus (DM).

Helps in digestion. Green Chana are known to be super-healthy and provide a lot of health benefits by improving digestion to regulating blood sugar and lowering the risk of heart diseases. Its high fiber content maintains good digestion as fiber is not digested in the stomach, but it helps in moving the food forward. Its consumption does not cause constipation and the bowel movement is good.

Promotes healthy skin due to its rich content of vitamins and minerals, which promote skin health and radiance and enhances hair, and nail health as well. Iron helps to stop hair loss, and the proteins in roasted Chana help to heal damage and strengthen the hair shaft. In addition, roasted black gram is an amazing source of vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 along with zinc plays a crucial role in stronger hair growth.

Contributes to muscle building and overall health. Chana are a source of protein, and they are optimal for muscle building. Just 100 grams Chana contains a whole 9 grams of protein. They also contain fiber and minerals such as iron as well as magnesium, which keeps our muscles functioning smoothly.

The wealth of nutrients in Kala Chana is beneficial in boosting the immune system

Tryptophan, a constituent that helps in getting a healthy and sound sleep.

Maintains gut health. Black Chana contains a substance called raffinose, which is broken down by the gut bacteria into Butyrate. Butyrate is a short chain fatty acid (SCF), which may help in reducing inflammation in the gut, maintain regularity in the intestine and keep the gut healthy.

Helps losing belly fat. Consuming Chana may contribute to weight loss due to their high fiber and protein content and low-calorie count. Adding them to a weight loss diet may significantly decrease body weight, waist circumference, and other metabolic health indicators.

Good for sperm. Eating roasted gram with milk enhances the quality of the sperm. If a person is facing any such problem, then eating Chana will be very beneficial for him. Eating roasted chickpea with honey also eradicates impotence and increases masculinity.

Prevent Iron deficiency. Chana is an excellent source of iron, promotes red blood cell production, as well as physical development, cognitive growth, muscle metabolism, other elements of health, and raises your body’s hemoglobin levels. For anemic people, pregnant women, and nursing mothers, soaked Chana is strongly advised.

What happens if we eat roasted Chana daily?

Some side effects stomach discomfort like diarrhea, bloating, intestinal gas, acidity, and allergies if consumed in large quantities. Do not consume more than 100gm of roasted Chana. Portion control is crucial, as excessive consumption can lead to side effects. Always remember moderation is the key

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