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How healthy are the ingredients of hummus?

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Chickpeas, the main ingredient in hummus, give you protein, good-for-you carbs, and fiber. They routinely top lists of the world’s healthiest foods.

Eating plant foods is good for you. People who make that a habit are less likely to get certain diseases. Of course, lots of things affect your health, but a little hummus wouldn't hurt. Garlic and olive oil are in the famously good-for-you Mediterranean Diet. These zesty seasonings give hummus its great flavor.

From: Hummus: The Healthy Dip WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.

Linus Pauling Institute: “Micronutrient Research for Optimal Health.”

Tantamango, Y. , August 2011. Nutrition and Cancer

Jenkins, D. , October 2012. Archives of Internal Medicine

American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, California, 2012.

PubMed Health: “Red Meat Consumption Linked to Breast Cancer.”

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on November 12, 2018

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.

Linus Pauling Institute: “Micronutrient Research for Optimal Health.”

Tantamango, Y. , August 2011. Nutrition and Cancer

Jenkins, D. , October 2012. Archives of Internal Medicine

American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, California, 2012.

PubMed Health: “Red Meat Consumption Linked to Breast Cancer.”

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on November 12, 2018

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