Hummus is so easy to make and it can help you balance your estrogen levels. What a twofer!
Because the chickpeas in hummus are a rich source of phytoestrogens, this creamy delicious, fiber-rich spread is the ideal snack to increase estrogen levels while potentially lowering other risks such as heart disease and diabetes.
The individual ingredients in Hummus are your nutritional powerhouse. . .
Garbanzo Beans - are high in plant-based protein and fiber. They help make you feel full, improve digestion, and aid heart health.. They can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels and reduce symptoms of arthritis and lessen the chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease. cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.
Chickpeas have also been shown to have protective properties against cancer, in particular colon cancer. They keep the colon free from harmful bacteria and toxic buildup.
Chickpeas also reduce hyperglycemia and balance blood sugar levels. This decreases the chance of developing diabetes or insulin resistance.
Lemon juice - contains a high level of immunity-boosting vitamin C and will alkalize your body in a red-hot minute.
Tahini - has high levels of copper, magnesium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, selenium, and calcium to balance your minerals.
Hummus has been correlated with improving blood pressure levels, glucose, and metabolism and reducing harmful cholesterol.
Finally, diets rich in beans have been shown to help protect heart health partially due to their low score on the glycemic index
Hummus helps with digestion, intestinal, and bone health, and boosts your energy. Hummus is a great grab-n-go snack and an excellent protein source.
Beans also help keep the arteries clear from plaque buildup, decreasing the chances of cardiac arrest and stroke.
Learn how easy it is to make this delicious snack!
Ridiculously Simple and Delicious Hummus
Makes 2 cups
1 (15 oz) can of organic BPA free garbanzo beans
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Juice of ½ of a lemon
Sea salt or Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Optional and Super Delish!
1 (8 oz) jar of organic roasted red bell peppers packed in olive oil (jarred red peppers can be found at Whole Foods or purchase these on Amazon at http://amzn.to/2gswRuF)
Blend these with the hummus for a mouthwatering treat!
Blend all ingredients in a food processor or high speed blender until smooth. Want a festive tip?Use 2 cups of walnuts instead of beans. All you need to do is soak the walnuts overnight so you can blend them smoothly and they are more digestible.
Serve with raw or roasted veggies and enjoy!