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The Health Benefits Of Chickpeas And Their Other Uses

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health benefits of chickpeasIf you are wondering what the health benefits of chickpeas are, then you have come to the right place.

Chickpeas were originally cultivated in the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, have spread their culinary influence to areas all over the world. They are featured prominently in Italian, Greek, Indian, Middle Eastern, Spanish and Portuguese cuisine.

The most common type of chickpea is round and beige, but there are other varieties that include colors such as black, green, and red. Like other legumes such as beans,

Just like other legumes such as beans, peas, and lentils, chickpeas are prized for their high protein and fiber content, and also contain several key vitamins and minerals known to benefit human health.

Health Benefits Of Chickpeas

Healthy Bones:

The iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, phosphates, and vitamin K content present in chickpeas all contribute to building and maintaining bone structure and strength.

Healthy Heart:

The high fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B-6 content all support a healthier heart.

Chickpeas also have fiber, which lowers the cholesterol in the blood and decreases the risk of heart diseases. This is one of the best health benefits of chickpeas.

Lower Blood Pressure:

Maintaining a low-sodium intake is essential to lowering ones blood pressure. Increasing potassium also helps to do this and chickpeas have potassium in them naturally.


Because of the high fiber content in chickpeas, it can help diabetes sufferers.


Selenium, which plays a role in liver enzyme function can be found in chickpeas. Selenium plays a role in liver enzyme function, a helps detoxify some cancer-causing compounds in the body.

Chickpeas also have folate in them, which play a role in DNA synthesis and repair, thus having a role in preventing the formation of Cancer. contain

Saponins, which are phytochemicals present in chickpeas, prevent cancer cells from multiplying and spreading throughout the body.1

Beauty Benefits Of ChickPeas:

Besides the health benefits of chickpeas, there are also beauty benefits.


Facial hair

Chickpeas can be helpful in removing facial hair.

Mix chickpea flour and turmeric to make a fine pase and apply evenly on your face.

Wash after 10-15 minutes. Do this regularly for a month for the best results.


Mix 6 tablespoons of chickpea flour with water.

Massage the paste onto your hair for a few minutes before the final rinse. This will help in keeping flaky dandruff at bay and reduce infection too.

Hair strengthening

Chickpeas are great for strengthening your hair. Just eating them will help here as they have protein and manganese to help prevent greying hair.

Skinhealth benefits of chickpeas

Reduce age spots

Mash boiled chickpeas and add some water to make a fine paste.

Apply and spread evenly onto your face or hands. This helps reduce age spots on your face and body.


Manganese in chickpeas causes skin cells to produce energy and fights wrinkle-causing free radicals.

Molybdenum detoxifies the skin by removing sulfites. Other nutrients like folate and vitamin B repair damage from the sun and harmful toxins.

Face Pack

Mix chickpea flour and turmeric to cleanse and exfoliate your skin. This will improve your skin texture as well as remove dead cells. It also moisturizes and improves your complexion.

Face Cleanser

Mix chickpea flour with milk or yogurt. Make a fine paste and apply it evenly onto the face. Wash off with warm water after 15 minutes.

Here is a tasty and healthy recipe you can try.


4 thoughts

  • Eric
    May 23, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Hi Michel, I have never liked chickpeas. Or any kind of peas for that matter. I take them out of salads, and avoid them, I think it’s the texture. However, your post explains some really good benefits from chickpeas, which I did not know. Isn’t chickpeas the main ingredient in hummus? Many people I know like hummus, maybe I will give that a try, the benefits might be lower than regular chickpeas, because hummus has added ingredients and flavors and salt, I would presume. Great article, I regret I am not a chickpea fan, but maybe hummus is a good way to get the benefits without eating plain chickpeas.

    • admin
      May 24, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Luckily I love chickpeas.

      Yes I believe hummus is made from chickpeas. I haven’t tried it yet but I will definitely look it up and try it out for a future recipe on this blog.

      I normally buy the canned chickpeas, as to me they taste the best without all the hassle of cooking them.

  • Robert
    May 31, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    We love Chickpeas. We first started making hummus and it became a regular part of our snacking replacing the far less healthy chips and salsa. We then started making stews using both lentils and chickpeas sauteed with onion, celery, green pepper garlic, cumin a bit of salt and pepper. Very tasty and very healthy although until I read your article I had no idea how healthy chickpeas are. Thanks for the information it was very helpful.

    • admin
      May 31, 2017 at 2:58 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Robert, and glad to hear there are those that love chickpeas as much as I do.

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