So just what is this amazing food?
We’re talking about hummus. In case you’re new to hummus, we’ll fill you in. Hummus is a creamy Middle Eastern dip/spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, garlic and lemon juice. It's available plain or in flavors like roasted red pepper and pine nut, and it's easy to make at home.
Hummus' Health Benefits
According to Women’s Health, one study found that those who eat hummus (63 percent of whom were women) consume 52 percent more fiber, 13 percent more polyunsaturated fats and even 20 percent less sugar than those who don’t. And hummus eaters have been found to have healthier eating habits in general.
Hummus packs plenty of nutrients like protein, fiber, iron, folate, phosphorus and B vitamins and contains tahini (ground sesame seeds), a rich source of magnesium, zinc and calcium. Hummus even contains garlic, which is a health wonder all its own. Garlic is rich in antioxidants, selenium and vitamin C.