Is Hummus Good For Weight Loss?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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Is hummus good for weight loss? The reason why hummus is good for weight loss is because of its high fiber content. There are 6 grams of fiber in a 3.5 ounce serving of hummus. Here are the nutrients of a 3.5 ounce serving of hummus.

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  • Calories- 166
  • Fat- 9.6 grams
  • Protein- 9.6 grams
  • Carbs-14.3 grams
  • Fiber- 6 grams
  • Manganese- 39% of the RDI
  • Copper- 26% of the RDI
  • Folate- 21% of the RDI
  • Magnesium- 18% of the RDI
  • Phosphorus- 18% of the RDI
  • Iron- 14% of the RDI
  • Zinc- 12% of the RDI
  • Thiamin- 12% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B6- 10% of the RDI
  • Potassium- 7% of the RDI

Hummus is a very popular plant-based protein among vegans or vegetarians. One of the health benefits of hummus is it is packed with a lot of healthy ingredients that can combat chronic inflammation. 6 grams of fiber is equal to 24% of the daily fiber recommendation for women and 16% of the daily men. Research studies have shown that dietary fiber reduced the levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin.

Dietary fiber also helps with improving healthy bacteria in gut health. There was a study that found adding 200 grams of chickpeas for 3 weeks improved the growth of healthy bacteria. Hummus also has great healthy oils like olive oil which is a heart healthy oil.

There was a five-week study in 47 adults that consumed a diet that had chickpeas and a diet with added wheat.  And those who ate chickpeas had 4.6% lower bad LDL cholesterol levels than those who ate extra wheat.

Hummus contains two ingredients that have been known to lower heart risk disease which are olive oil and chickpeas. An analysis of 32 studies covering over 840,000 people found that people who consumed the highest number of healthy fats had a 12% lower risk of heart disease.

One of the appeals when you eat hummus as part of your regular diet is that it is naturally gluten and dairy free. Celiac disease is a common health issue that affects many people so any diet that doesn’t have gluten appeals to a large amount of people.

Hummus is a great dip that can be added to most healthy snacks like carrots, celery, sandwiches, cucumbers, and sweet peppers.

“The reason why hummus is good for weight loss is because of its high fiber content.” Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert Obi Obadike

The Bottom Line is hummus is a dip that contains a good amount of fiber that can help with weight loss. It also contains olive oil and chickpeas which can help lower the risk of heart disease. It can be used in a variety of different ways on carrots, celery, sandwiches, cucumbers, and sweet peppers.

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