Chickpea snack - hummus on our tables is quite rare, in contrast to the countries of the Mediterranean and the Middle East, because there this snack is a favorite delicacy. However, we are sure that after you learn about the benefits of this product, after reading this article to the end, you will definitely include it in your daily diet.
The use of hummus is composed of the beneficial properties of each ingredient in this puree.
Traditionally, in addition to humus oil, saturated with proteins and fats, fiber, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C, tahini, olive oil, garlic and lemon are also part of hummus. Tahini (young sesame seeds) enrich the body with calcium, zinc, phosphorus and vitamin E. Olive oil has a beneficial effect on the heart, normalizes cholesterol, it also preserves youth, beauty and health for many years. Garlic and lemon - known sources of antioxidants that improve the immune system, are an excellent prevention of colds and viral diseases.
Surprisingly, with such richness of useful substances hummus - the product is not too high in calories. In one tablespoon of this most delicate puree contains only 25 kcal, the caloric content of 100 g is 166 kcal.
Introducing the composition of hummus, we have already slightly touched upon the beneficial properties of the product, in particular, we reported that the product is able to normalize the level of cholesterol in the blood, and remembered that it has puree and a beneficial effect on the heart. In this paragraph I want to talk about the benefits of hummus in more detail.
It is now proven that hummus is capable of:
- Saturate the body with healthy vegetable protein,
- normalize metabolism,
- reduce blood sugar levels,
- remove toxins from the body,
- improve brain function,
- to stabilize the work of the cardiovascular system,
- Have a beneficial effect on the nervous system.
It should be noted that the list of useful properties of hummus is not limited. So, in addition to the product mentioned above, there are still insoluble and soluble dietary fibers. The latter form in the gastrointestinal tract a gel-like substance that binds bile with an admixture of cholesterol and removes it from the body. Insoluble fibers prevent constipation and various digestive disorders.
Reporting the beneficial properties of hummus, it would not be fair not to mention the harm of this product. Unfortunately, there are contraindications for hummus. It turns out that the dish provokes flatulence. It should not be abused by people who are inclined to corpulence, because its immense consumption can disrupt the metabolism and as a consequence lead to obesity.
The use of hummus is not recommended for people with individual intolerance to its components.
We talked about the benefits and harms of hummus, prepared according to the traditional recipe, according to which, perhaps, it was prepared during the Pharaohs (yes, do not be surprised, but if you believe the historical notes, the history of hummus takes its report from those times). However, each housewife can experiment and diversify this delicate puree, adding to it those components that suit her and the household.
Dear visitors of our portal, we will be sincerely grateful if you supplement this article with your knowledge about the benefits and harms of hummus, tell us how you prepare it and share your acquaintance with this product in the comments to this post.