Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food > Vegetables Updated 01 March 2013 Chickpeas Chickpeas contain phytochemicals called saponins, which can act as antioxidants. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » Chickpeas contain phytochemicals called saponins, which can act as antioxidants. Chick peas can help to lower cholesterol levels and are also a good source of protein and folate. Dried chickpeas must be soaked overnight before cooking.One serving of chick peas is 105g. They can be used in soups, salads or casseroles, or they can be puréed. Calories 121 Fibre 4,3g Protein 8,4g Folate 54mcg Per 100g More in Diet and nutrition Are you eating enough 'powerhouse' vegetables? More: Healthy FoodVegetables advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.