Chana or Garbanzo Beans are a close relative of the Bengal Gram. It is a famous dish of North India and is known as Chole which is generally prepared during the festive season. Rich in both types of fiber, soluble and insoluble, chickpeas escort the trapped bile acids out of the body and lower cholesterol levels, thereby contributing to cardiovascular health. The high fiber content in chickpeas induces feeling of satiety, thereby cutting down the intake of unwanted calories and keeping your appetite under control. Chickpeas help in meeting your daily iron requirements. Eating chickpeas before bedtime leads to calmness and induces a good night s sleep.