You love hummus, but it turns out, hummus loves you, too. Since you’re probably eating some now, just did, or will soon, you may as well delve into the health benefits you’re getting from nutritious hummus. Also, you’ll want to check out this recipe for pizza hummus to boost your intake.
High fiber! Chickpeas are an excellent source of fiber, which can keep your cholesterol low and ensure a healthy heart.
Vitamins and minerals! Chickpeas contain folic acid, which, weirdly enough, is great for preventing birth defects, as well as manganese, zinc, magnesium, copper and iron.
Healthy fats! The olive oil in hummus provides a good source of healthy fats. The monounsaturated fats lower cholesterol levels, promote healthier blood clotting and help manage blood sugar in diabetics.
Filling and low-calorie! The fiber in hummus helps keep you full longer, which means you won’t be snacking on other terrible things one second later.