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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Eat This Every Day to Eliminate 5 Health Problems

Eat This Every Day to Eliminate 5 Health Problems
It's inexpensive, it tastes good, and it's considered a super food. Why? Because it is loaded with fiber, protein, B vitamins and minerals like magnesium and phosphorate. Can you guess what it is? Hummus!

What is hummus?

Years ago, it was called chickpeas and was mostly found as an ingredient at salad bars. But, what used to be a $5 million dollar business 15 years ago has now grown into a $530 million dollar industry, according to The New York Times. Hummus is a combination of chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice and salt, and Americans love it!

In addition to being tasty, hummus can help eliminate at least these 5 health problems:

  1. Maintains weight - there are only 5 grams of unsaturated fat in a serving of hummus, plus it fills you up and keeps the cravings away for a longer time than other foods.
  2. Lowers cholesterol - studies have shown that hummus can lower cholesterol more than wheat bread, which also contains fiber, especially among people age 30 to 70.
  3. Reduces risk of cancer - this is a big one. Hummus contains folate which can reduce the risk of colorectal cancers, and the fiber stimulates the growth of healthy bacteria which also fights against cancer.
  4. Lowers blood sugar - hummus helps reduce the risk of blood sugar spikes, which also reduces the risk for coronary heart disease.
  5. Lowers risk of blood clots - hummus and other lentils contain vitamins E and K which have blood thinning properties.

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