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Is hummus better for you than mayonnaise?

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Hummus isn’t just for dipping. It makes a great sandwich spread, too.

Try it instead of mayo. You'll get more protein and fiber for half the calories you would from mayonnaise.

Hummus adds 1 gram of fat to your lunch box, compared to 5 grams for regular mayo.

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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