We’ve all eaten hummus for years, maybe even decades now, without paying too much attention to its ingredients. Hummus is actually made out of chickpeas, tahini (ground sesame paste), lemon juice and garlic, which are basically all superfoods we should be eating anyway.
Hummus is a healthy spread that is a great substitute for mayonnaise, margarine and other bread spreads that are anything but healthy.
Further, making homemade hummus is extremely easy, so you’ll know exactly what’s in your food.
To top it all off, all the ingredients that go into hummus are gluten-free, stapes of the Meditteranean diet, and foods that absolutely need to be the menu of everyone concerned with what they are eating.
Chickpeas provide protein, fiber and healthy carbs, garlic increases blood flow and reduces the risk of heart disease, and olive oil, especially the extra virgin olive oil is rich in antioxidants that are also good for the cardiovascular system.
Finally, seasame seeds found in tahini are an excellent source of copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1 and zinc.
We all need to be reminded from time to time that overeating is unhealthy no matter which foods we eat, so consuming hummus in moderation will yield the greatest benefits.