Ten Great Reasons to Add More (Garden Fresh) Hummus to Your Diet

Want to learn 10 reasons to include Hummus in your healthy lifestyle? We are happy to oblige!

In case you have not yet tried this delicious food, hummus is a simple dip of garbanzo beans (chickpeas) that comes in so many delectable flavors you won’t believe it!

Weight Control

The first reason to note is that the fiber & protein in hummus can help with weight control. Protein and slow digesting fiber help you to fight cravings and feel less hungry.

Lower Cholesterol

The next reason to incorporate Garden Fresh Hummus into your lifestyle? Chickpeas can help lower your cholesterol by regulating fats, leading to lower levels of LDL-cholesterol, total cholesterol, and triglycerides.

Reduce Cancer Risk

The #3 reason to add hummus to your diet, chickpeas may reduce cancer risk. Foods like chickpeas that contain folate, a form of vitamin B, play a key role in reducing the risk of colorectal cancers. So, fiber your way to good health with delicious hummus.

Heart Healthy

Why else should you eat more hummus? Eating hummus as a spread can help you avoid being dead! That’s right, make a habit of spreading heart-healthy hummus on your sandwich instead of mayonnaise and you just might live longer. (ProTip: Mix Garden Fresh Gourmet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with our rockin’ guacamole for something truly sumptuous.)

More Micronutrients

Reason #5 to add hummus to your diet for a healthier lifestyle? One tablespoon of hummus equals one gram of protein plus one gram of fiber; a particularly satisfying combination leaving you feeling full longer. In addition, you will get important micronutrients and eat less in the long run. Proving that, in this case, more is less.

Blood Sugar Regulation

The 6th reason you should add hummus to your diet: garbanzo beans help improve regulation of blood sugar! The fiber and protein in the beans help stabilize the flow of food through our digestive tract!

Digestive Support

Next, you really ought to gobble some Garden Fresh hummus today for the digestive tract support. Garbanzo beans have a significant amount of insoluble fiber, and what that means to you is a super healthy colon!

Antioxidants

Number 8: Antioxidants, did we mention antioxidants?? Garbanzos contain small amounts of vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene, they are also are an excellent source of the trace mineral manganese, which is an essential cofactor in a number of enzymes important in energy production and antioxidant defenses.

Iron Rich

The #9 reason we think you should eat more of our delicious hummus is that it can help boost iron. This is turn increases energy. Win/win! 

Protein

And finally, the tenth reason why hummus is great: it is a superb plant-based protein. Combined with a whole grain, chick peas provide a comparable amount of protein to animal proteins without high calories or saturated fat.

But really, with so many delicious flavors it is hard not to add more nutritious Garden Fresh hummus to your diet!