Five Benefits of Chickpeas

WEB DESK: Back in school, our teacher kept stressing on how chickpeas were one of the most nutritious members of the legumes family. It didn’t take long for me to realise the importance of chickpeas in our daily diet.

Here are five benefits of chickpeas to consume in Ramazan.

1. Wrinkles:

wrinklesManganese in chickpeas causes skin cells to produce energy and fights wrinkle-causing free radicals. Molybdenum detoxifies skin by removing sulphites. Other nutrients like folate and Vitamin B work as fuel for the skin cells. They repair damage from the sun and harmful toxins.

2. Reduce Age Spots:

age-spotsChick peas for reducing age spots: Mash boiled chickpeas. Add some water to make a fine paste. Apply and spread it evenly on your face or hands. This will help reduce age spots on your face and body.

3. Facial Hair:

4Chickpeas are also helpful in removing facial hair. Here is how: Mix turmeric and chickpea flour to make a fine paste. Apply evenly on your face. Alternately, you can also use this as a facial scrub. Wash after 10-15 minutes. Do this regularly for a month for best results

4. Cholesterol Reduction:

cholestorelIncluding 3/4th cup of chickpeas in your daily diet can immensely help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. Chickpeas contain dyslipidemia that prevents the concentration of cholesterol in blood. This in turn lowers the risk of heart disease and strokes.

5. Heart Disease:

heartRegular consumption of garbanzo beans cleanses bad cholesterol, lowers cholesterol levels and triglycerides. These beans are your heart’s friend. The unique combination of antioxidants in chickpeas supports blood vessels’ walls and blood. The Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and omega-3 fatty acids together reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and cardiovascular risks.