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Eat more hummus to enjoy these six health benefits

By Grimes: (NaturalNews) Hummus is a traditional Middle Eastern food that has found its way into many American homes. Made of garbanzo beans, lemon juice, sesame tahini, garlic, salt and olive oil, hummus is a good source of nutrition and is easy to use as a dip or a spread. Hummus is good for the heart, lowers blood sugar and cholesterol, helps with weight loss, and even prevents blood clots and anemia. This commonly found food is now used by about 20 percent of American homes, according to the USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council.

Hummus: Health benefits and tasty homemade recipe

Even though the chickpea has been cultivated for more than 7,000 years and variations of hummus have been made for much of that time, the health benefits are oftentimes overlooked. With ingredients including freshly squeezed lemon juice, fresh garlic, tahini, and chickpeas, hummus contains several vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for a healthy diet.