Pureed chickpeas doesn’t sound that appetizing at first, but the simple yet delicious mixture of chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice and a bit of salt – called Hummus – has most of the world under a spell.
Though Hummus was first mentioned in Egypt during the 13th century, the origins of this dish are still hotly contended by Arabs, Greeks, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries.
Aside from being simply delicious, Hummus is low in saturated fat and high in fiber and protein, and also offers complex carbohydrates to make you feel satisfied and full. No wonder so many people love Hummus!
Here are 3 reasons why Hummus is so healthy:
Chickpeas can lower cholesterol.
Since Hummus is so rich in protein, the dip or spread is perfect to keep hunger cravings at bay. Also Hummus can help balance sugar levels and as a result curb excessive snacking.
Reduces Cancer Risk
Chickpeas contain folate and are a great source of dietary fiber, which helps to promote healthy bacteria in the colon. As a result, Hummus can also protect against cancer, specifically colorectal.