Nutritional Benefits of Sweet Hummus

The main ingredients in my sweet hummuses are chickpeas, dried fruit, and almonds or almond butter. These foods contain phytonutrients- organic nutrients found in plants that provide the human body with the ability to help fight off disease and promote proper healing. They also stimulate brain function and promote heart, eye, and bone health.

Benefits of Chickpeas/Garbanzo Beans

  • High in fiber – According to MayoClinic.com, dietary fiber not only keeps your digestive system running smoothly but also helps lower cholesterol and stabilizes blood sugar

  • High in protein – Along with their significant amount of fiber, the protein in chickpeas helps control hunger

  • High in iron to battle anemia and the fatigue and infection associated with it

  • High in folate which is necessary for the production and maintenance of new cells, and in the development of an unborn baby

Benefits of Almonds/Almond Butter

  • High in monounsaturated fights to help promote heart health

  • High in fiber – According to MayoClinic.com, dietary fiber not only keeps your digestive system running smoothly but also helps lower cholesterol and stabilizes blood sugar

  • High in protein – Along with their significant amount of fiber, the protein in almonds helps control hunger

  • High in manganese, copper and riboflavin to help in energy production

Spiced Fig Hummus
Benefits of Dried Figs

  • Fiber – According to MayoClinic.com, dietary fiber not only keeps your digestive system running smoothly but also helps lower cholesterol and stabilizes blood sugar

  • High in calcium which is needed for bone health and growth

  • High in potassium to maintain muscle function and blood pressure control through regulation of sodium levels

  • High in iron to battle anemia and the fatigue and infection associated with it

Orange Date Hummus
Benefits of Dates

  • High in fiber – According to MayoClinic.com, dietary fiber not only keeps your digestive system running smoothly but also helps lower cholesterol and stabilizes blood sugar

  • High in B vitamins to keep energy levels high and the minerals magnesium, potassium, copper and manganese

  • Exceptionally high levels of polyphenols – antioxidants that have shown to prevent cardiovascular diseases, cancers, osteoporosis, neurodegenerative diseases, and diabetes

Benefits of Orange Juice/Zest

  • High in Vitamin C, and Folic acid – These allow the body to get rid of carcinogens, inhibit heart disease, improve fertility, and inhibit mild depression.

  • High in Lutein Zeaxanthin – Lutein and zeaxanthin may help lower the risk of macular degeneration and other eye diseases.

Cinnamon Raisin Hummus
Benefits of Raisins

  • High in fiber – According to MayoClinic.com, dietary fiber not only keeps your digestive system running smoothly but also helps lower cholesterol and stabilizes blood sugar

  • High in the trace mineral Boron which provides protection against osteoporosis

  • High in iron to battle anemia and the fatigue and infection associated with it

    Coconut Lime Hummus
    Benefits of Raisins

  • High in polyphenols – antioxidants that have shown to prevent cardiovascular diseases, cancers, osteoporosis, neurodegenerative diseases, and diabetes

  • High in fiber – According to MayoClinic.com, dietary fiber not only keeps your digestive system running smoothly but also helps lower cholesterol and stabilizes blood sugar

  • High in the trace mineral Boron which provides protection against osteoporosis

  • High in iron to battle anemia and the fatigue and infection associated with it

Benefits of Unsweetened Coconut

  • High in Omega-6 Fatty acids which are important for metabolism, bone density, and reproduction. They also help promote for healthy skin and hair.

  • High in fiber – According to MayoClinic.com, dietary fiber not only keeps your digestive system running smoothly but also helps lower cholesterol and stabilizes blood sugar

  • High in folate which is necessary for the production and maintenance of new cells, and in the development of an unborn baby

Benefits of Lime Juice and Zest

  • High in Vitamin C, and Folic acid – These allow the body to get rid of carcinogens, inhibit heart disease, improve fertility, and inhibit mild depression.

  • High in Lutein Zeaxanthin – Lutein and zeaxanthin may help lower the risk of macular degeneration and other eye diseases.

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