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Is Hummus Healthy?

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HUMMUS

An  article from “Authority Nutrition” talks about some healthy benefits of eating hummus which is commonly made from chickpeas.  CLICK HERE.

Check out my previous post on chickpeas. HERE.

The only caution I might add is if you have IBS and are following a low FODMAP diet, chickpeas contain fructans and GOS and may need to be eaten in moderation.  It is recommended to limit them to less than 50 grams a day (about 1/4 cup) and use canned chickpeas since many of  the fibers are dissolved in the liquid and removed after draining the liquid off.

FYI: FODMAPs are a collection of short chain carbohydrates (fibers) and sugar alcohols found in foods naturally or as food additives. FODMAPs include fructose (when in excess of glucose), fructans, galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), lactose and polyols (eg. sorbitol and mannitol).

 

 

 

 

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