Besides being like a very tasty, nutritious and versatile in food, chickpeas also have spectacular therapeutic properties.
Chickpeas are a natural source of unsaturated fats, starch, sugar, phosphorus, salt, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron oxide, and vitamins C and D. Chickpeas are recommended to be consumed by those persons who do lots of physical work or suffer from asthenia, as they are a very good source of energy.
Chickpeas are also a great diuretic, as they eliminate uric acid and chlorine so they act as a urinary antiseptic. Chickpeas are also recommended in digestive insufficiency and for the elimination of intestinal parasites.
In his book Dr. Jean Valnet presents the recipe of a diuretic vegetable soup recommended by the phytotherapist Henri Leclerc.
The soup is very easy to prepare:
Cook 100 g of chickpeas in a liter of water for 30 minutes along with 150 g barley, and then add the fresh parsley and infuse for 10 minutes.
Divide the soup in three servings and consume during the day.