I found out that chickpeas can help lower the cholesterol level. In a study published in the June 2008 "Journal of the American Dietetic Association," researchers investigated the effect of around 700 g of chickpeas weekly on a group of adults with high cholesterol. The researchers found that chickpeas effectively reduced the cholesterol levels of participants by an average of 16 mg/dl.
Also, there is claim that it can help weight loss. If you eat legumes like chickpeas regularly you can expect more robust weight loss than you'd get from simply cutting calories, a study described in the March 2009 "Journal of Medicinal Food" states. Volunteers in that study who ate legumes daily lost an average of 8 lbs. over an eight-week period -- outperforming a typical low-calorie diet.
Yahoo. I am going to eat chickpeas as my snack food from now on.