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Hummus for Health: How This Popular Dip Can Spike Your Glucose

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Hummus is a healthy snack made of chickpeas. It is a high protein source. However, it has an equal, if not more, amount of carbs. This can cause spikes in sugar levels when not paired with the right carb source. However, the healthy fats in hummus can help regulate glucose metabolism.

Optimising Hummus Consumption for Improved Glucose Metabolism
• Try making homemade hummus to control the ingredients and avoid added sugars or unhealthy fats.
• Ditch the pita bread, and try dipping your hummus with cucumber or carrot sticks instead. This will reduce the overall carbohydrate load and increase the fibre and nutrient content of the snack.
• Portion control is important. Hummus is healthy but still high in calories, so aim for reasonable portion size and enjoy it as a snack, not a meal replacement.

Hummus is a healthy snack option if paired with the right carbs. It can help regulate glucose metabolism due to its high fibre and protein content from chickpeas. Fibre slows down digestion and absorption of carbohydrates, leading to a more gradual rise in blood glucose levels. Adding healthy fats from olive oil can further improve glucose metabolism.

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