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Food of the Week. . . . Garbanzo beans are the food of the week. Did you know that not all carbohydrates are created equal? With the growing concerns over rising obesity rates in the United States has come a growing concern over the excessive intake of carbohydrates. What is often lost in the trend towards reducing the intake of carbohydrates is that it is not merely the quantity, but the quality of the carbs we eat that makes a difference as to whether they promote weight gain. For example, some of our most nutritious foods, including starchy vegetables and legumes, are rich in carbohydrates. One of the ways to decide whether a carbohydrate-rich food is one you want to include in your diet is to look at its score on the glycemic index What is the Glycemic Index?a numerical scale that measures how quickly and how high a particular food will increase blood sugar levels. Substantial research indicates that a low glycemic diet has many health benefits, including weight control. High in fiber, high in protein and low on the glycemic index, legumes, such as garbanzo beans, are healthy carbohydrates and a highly recommended addition to your Healthier Way of Eating. Read more. Garbanzo beans (chickpeas).