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5 Surprising Health Benefits Of Hummus

1. It can help improve your bone, muscle, skin, and blood health
Hummus has a high amount of protein. Protein is an essential building block in bone, muscle, skin, and blood health. You can get this from meat but vegetarians are usually looking for all sorts of ways to get protein. Hummus is a good one.

2. Hummus can help lower your cholesterol
Hummus is made from chickpeas which nutrients in them that can help lower your cholesterol.

3. It can also help prevent cancer
Another common health benefit of beans in general are their cancer preventing properties. Beans have three compounds, saponins, protease inhibitors, and phytic acid that have shown in tests to guard cells from the kind of damage that can cause cancer.

4. It can help you lose weight
Hummus contains a fair amount of monounsaturated fats. These have their own set of health benefits but among them is the ability to help promote weight loss and reduce belly fat. This is because monounsaturated fat is a popular substitute for trans fats and polyunsaturated fats which cause weight gain and increases in belly fat.

5. It can help balance your blood sugar levels
Thanks to the nutrients in hummus, you can eat it to help control your blood sugar levels. It does this because it’s high in protein which helps you feel fuller for longer. You can also use this effect to fight food cravings and help yourself lose even more weight!

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