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Why Hummus Is Good For You And Helps You Lose Weight

How Hummus Helps You Lose Weight

When it comes to having a healthy fridge, staying stocked with low-calorie, high-nutrient foods makes eating right an easy choice. That's why we love keeping ours stocked with hummus. Here's why the condiment classic can help you drop kilos.

  1. It's a low-calorie substitute: Who needs mayonnaise (148 calories per tablespoon) when a dollop of hummus (49 calories per tablespoon for a basic hummus recipe) on your sandwich satisfies just as well? The creamy spread also works well to quiet dip cravings or as a salad dressing substitute to help you shave calories in your daily meals.
  2. It keeps you full: Made from chickpeas, hummus is a great source of protein and fibre, both of which will help keep you feeling full. Adding hummus to your favourite healthy meal will help give your body sustained energy for your workouts or will keep you from reaching for junk food when your stomach starts grumbling in the afternoon. In fact, a small study even found that people who ate more chickpeas in their diet ended up eating less low-fibre, high-fat foods — and ended up losing more weight because of it.
  3. It's easy to make: It's well known that homemade food helps you keep pounds in check, since you know exactly what's in your meals. Luckily, not only is making a batch of hummus simple to make — just throw your ingredients in a blender — but also, the versatile condiment lends itself to many different flavour profiles to keep your taste buds from becoming bored. Check out a few of our favorite healthy hummus recipes to get inspired!
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