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Are you a huge fan of hummus? Keep on reading for all of the tips and benefits you would need to know! In addition, you can find three different ways to enjoy hummus, plus a tasty and filling Hummus Pasta recipe. Enjoy! 

What is Hummus? 

Hummus is a thick paste or spread made from chickpeas and sesame seeds, olive oil, lemon, and garlic.  It can come in many different flavors including original, garlic, everything but the bagel seasoning, roasted red pepper, and more. 

Hit Me with the Hummus Facts 

  1. Hummus is highly nutritious. 

    1. It is packed with a wide variety of vitamins and minerals 

    2. Some of these include manganese, copper, folate, iron, and protein 

  2. Hummus may help to ease inflammation. 

    1. Hummus contains ingredients with anti-inflammatory benefits 

    2. One of these ingredients is olive oil which not only may help to ease inflammation, but has powerful antioxidants as well

    3. The chickpeas and sesame seeds are also proven to have anti-inflammatory properties

  3. Hummus supports digestive health. 

    1. Hummus contains fiber, which helps to feed the healthy bacteria that lives in our gut

    2. Thanks to its fiber content, hummus may help to keep you regular 

  4. Hummus may help to manage blood sugar levels 

    1. Hummus is mostly made of chickpeas which have a low glycemic index

    2. With a lower glycemic index, this determines that hummus has a lower chance of raising your blood sugar 

    3. Hummus is a great source of soluble fiber and healthy fats

  5. Hummus may help to promote heart health. 

    1. Hummus contains several ingredients that may help reduce risk factors for heart disease

    2. The olive oil contains heart healthy fats

Hit Me with the Hummus Recipes 

Hummus is a great way to add some savory, creamy texture to your plate when enjoying some vegetables or naan bread. Some common vegetables enjoyed with hummus include carrots, peppers, cauliflower, and more. The veggies really just add that extra crunch. 

Want to see three different ways to enjoy hummus? Head to the link here. 

Hummus Pasta is also a unique, yet delicious way to get your fixin for hummus.  This involves making a pasta sauce using hummus, among other things. You can definitely still taste the hummus, but adding some sauteed vegetables and parmesan cheese to the pasta… you’ll be going back for seconds. Want that recipe? Head here.

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