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The Great Things Hummus Does for Your Health

Hummus health benefits
Written by emilyc

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.

Hummus health benefits

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.


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Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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