Chick­peas, or Turk­ish peas, are a pop­u­lar prod­uct in the East. We don’t have it that wide­ly. And absolute­ly in vain! After all, chick­peas con­tain a lot of vit­a­mins and min­er­als, which means that it is very good for health. In addi­tion, this prod­uct helps in weight loss.

Slimming with Turkish Peas

Slimming with Turkish Peas

Turk­ish peas con­tain a lot of vit­a­mins — A, C, K, E, group B, as well as micro and macro ele­ments (sodi­um, cop­per, man­ganese, potas­si­um, zinc, phos­pho­rus, iron, sele­ni­um, sil­i­con, boron, mag­ne­sium), pro­teins, car­bo­hy­drates, isoflavones, unsat­u­rat­ed and sat­u­rat­ed fat­ty acids, fiber, amino acids.

The prod­uct is envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly as it does not accu­mu­late tox­ins and nitrates. This fact alone speaks in favor of chick­peas. In addi­tion, this veg­etable low­ers blood cho­les­terol, pre­vents the for­ma­tion of blood clots, increas­es the elas­tic­i­ty of the walls of arter­ies and veins, nor­mal­izes blood pres­sure, and reduces the risk of stroke and heart attack. That is, chick­peas are very use­ful for the nor­mal func­tion­ing of blood ves­sels and the heart.

The prod­uct also has a ben­e­fi­cial effect on the diges­tive sys­tem. It cleans­es the intestines of bac­te­ria, pre­vents the devel­op­ment of putre­fac­tive process­es, relieves con­sti­pa­tion. All this helps to reduce the risk of devel­op­ing colon can­cer. Chick­pea improves the dis­charge of bile, pro­motes the dis­so­lu­tion of gall­stones. Beans improve the func­tion­ing of the ner­vous sys­tem and brain func­tion, strength­en the immune sys­tem, increase hemo­glo­bin, and improve poten­cy.

Chick­peas are use­ful for:

  • liv­er dis­eases;
  • prob­lems with teeth;
  • painful men­stru­a­tion;
  • prob­lems with the spleen;
  • eye dis­eases;
  • kid­ney stones;
  • depres­sion;
  • skin dis­eases.

Thanks to sele­ni­um, chick­peas pro­long youth and reju­ve­nate cells. This prod­uct cleans­es the blood, soothes joint pain, pre­vents fat­ty liv­er, improves per­for­mance. Chick­peas improve the con­di­tion of the skin, hair and nails, due to the large amount of iron, cal­ci­um and pro­tein.

Despite the high calo­rie con­tent — 320 kcal per 100 g, chick­peas can and should be con­sumed dur­ing a diet. The fact is that thanks to the pro­tein that is in the com­po­si­tion of the prod­uct, chick­peas per­fect­ly sat­u­rate. And it does not require a large por­tion. That is, a small plate of chick­peas — and the feel­ing of hunger will not tor­ment you for sev­er­al hours. In addi­tion, the high fiber con­tent allows you to improve the func­tion­ing of the diges­tive sys­tem, which is also impor­tant for weight loss. Chick­peas also remove excess flu­id, which means it allows you to remove swelling. And with all this, chick­peas give ener­gy and improve mood. There­fore, los­ing weight with this prod­uct is very com­fort­able.

Chickpeas: diet options

Chickpeas: diet options

Of course, there are dif­fer­ent diets for these legumes. After all, they sat­u­rate well, so you can include beans in dif­fer­ent nutri­tion sys­tems. We offer two diet options and one unload­ing option on chick­peas.

The diet for a week allows you to eat veg­eta­bles, fruits, lean meat — beef, chick­en breast, veal, cere­als and rye bread. In addi­tion, once a day you have to eat a spe­cial soup with chick­peas. It is easy to pre­pare: 200 g of chick­peas should be soaked overnight in cold water with a pinch of salt. Then pour 4 liters of water and cook for about an hour. Fine­ly chop the onion, cut the car­rot into slices, two red pep­pers into strips. Add veg­eta­bles to soup and cook until ten­der. At the end of cook­ing, add six cloves of gar­lic, a lit­tle toma­to paste and a bunch of chopped cilantro.

And here is a sam­ple diet menu:

  • in the morn­ing — oat­meal with an apple, tea;
  • sec­ond break­fast — fruit;
  • lunch — chick­pea soup with a slice of bread and com­pote;
  • after­noon snack — veg­etable sal­ad;
  • din­ner — chick­en with stewed veg­eta­bles, sal­ad, tea.

The menu is hearty and var­ied. Only dairy and sour-milk prod­ucts are miss­ing.

There is anoth­er option — a long one. You can fol­low the diet for 10 days. You can use all low-fat and not very sweet foods. It is nec­es­sary to exclude muffins, cakes, cakes, fried and spicy dish­es. The essence of the diet is that you need to adhere to prop­er nutri­tion and include a small amount of chick­peas in the menu. It must be soaked overnight, and then passed through a meat grinder and add the result­ing mass to the dish­es. It can be soups, veg­etable purees, cere­als, sal­ads.

Here is the diet menu:

  • in the morn­ing — cheese­cakes or scram­bled eggs, tea;
  • snack — sal­ad with the addi­tion of a mass of chick­peas;
  • lunch — veg­etable soup (with a small amount of chick­peas), chick­en, sal­ad, bread, fruit drink;
  • after­noon snack — fruit;
  • din­ner — fish, sal­ad (with­out chick­peas) and kefir.

You can use the mass no more than twice a day and this should be done in the morn­ing.

As for unload­ing, every­thing is sim­ple. It is nec­es­sary to cook a soup of chick­peas, pump­kin, onions and a lot of greens and eat it dur­ing the day. In addi­tion, you can drink green and herbal tea, unsweet­ened com­potes and water.

Recipes for health and a beautiful figure

Recipes for health and a beautiful figure

Weight loss will be slow­er, but still effec­tive, if you sim­ply add chick­pea dish­es to the menu. The recipes are quite var­ied, so you can eas­i­ly find a dish to your taste. Here are some easy recipes.

Soak a glass of chick­peas overnight in water, then boil. Bake the red pep­per in the oven for 15 min­utes, then peel and remove the seeds. Boil the chick­en breast with the addi­tion of herbs and cut into small pieces. Cut half an avo­ca­do into small cubes. Mix all ingre­di­ents and sea­son with olive oil.

  • Chick­pea and car­rot cut­lets

250 g of pre-soaked chick­peas scroll through a meat grinder. Chop the onion and two cloves of gar­lic very fine­ly, grate the car­rot on a fine grater. Mix all the veg­eta­bles, add two table­spoons of lemon juice, a spoon­ful of soy sauce, a lit­tle sug­ar and nut­meg, two table­spoons of flour. Form cut­lets from the minced meat and fry or bake in the oven.

  • Lean can­dies

Mix one and a half cups of cooked chick­peas with three table­spoons of hon­ey, vanil­la and three table­spoons of nut or peanut but­ter. Puree with a blender. Grate two table­spoons of dark choco­late and add to the chick­pea mix­ture, mix every­thing. Roll the mass into balls and put them in the freez­er for an hour. Melt 200 g of choco­late and dip each ball in choco­late. Insert tooth­picks into the can­dy and place in a colan­der to set the choco­late.

As you can see, there are recipes for both sweet and savory legume dish­es. Try dif­fer­ent options, choose what you like best. And if you want to become slim­mer, remem­ber that los­ing weight with chick­peas is very sat­is­fy­ing, sim­ple and tasty.


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