Healthy, hearty and wholesome. Hummus. One of the most popular Middle Eastern dips made from just a few simple ingredients. Served all around the world in Lebanese restaurants and even in some of the best in Surry Hills, Sydney!
Why is hummus so popular? The main component of hummus comes from finely mashed or pureed chickpeas, a healthy dose of olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and tahini. The fusion of these ingredients creates a smooth, spreadable and mouth-watering dip. Not only is this dip extremely flavoursome, but mixing all these ingredients together creates a healthy, low calories snack!
Hummus can be enjoyed as a part of a Lebanese feast at a Lebanese restaurant in Surry Hills Sydney or can even be an amazing lunch-time or evening snack. You can feel good about eating this brilliant dip, as it contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals.
The best Lebanese food restaurant in Surry Hills Sydney reveals the health benefits of hummus
Hummus can be a healthy addition to your diet (if eaten in moderation of course). Although you may want to scoop up the whole tub, this may not be ideal. It is no surprise that this delicious dip has so many health benefits – with the main ingredient being the humble chickpea!
High in protein and can fight inflammation
Chickpeas are high in protein – with approximately 7.9g of plant-based protein per serving, helping you feel fuller for longer. Hummus an excellent snack or side dish for vegetarian or vegan diets, as often it is more difficult to obtain protein from plant-based ingredients. It is essential that everyone has enough protein on a daily basis as it is essential for optimal growth recovery and immune function.
Hummus also contains the much-loved olive oil, high in healthy monounsaturated fats, helping you keep your heart healthy, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Olive oil and tahini are rich in powerful antioxidants that have many anti-inflammatory benefits. Consuming a diet rich in legumes and chickpeas can also reduce blood markers of inflammation. So ditch the unhealthy and fatty sauces/dip and stock your fridge with hummus!
High in fibre: promoting digestive health
Hummus is high in iron and dietary fibre which is amazing for digestive health. Each serving (100grams) contains around 6 grams of dietary fibre which is equal to 24% of the daily fibre recommendation for women and 16% for men. Thanks to hummus, you can feel good throughout the day! It is also beneficial as it helps feed the healthy bacteria that live in your gut.
Beneficial for those with intolerances
Hummus is a life-saver! Especially for those with gluten, nut and dairy intolerances. Food allergies and intolerances are extremely common and affect millions of people worldwide! Many people with intolerances find it difficult to find dishes that they can consume. Thank you hummus for not discriminating. This dip can be enjoyed by nearly everyone. Naturally, gluten-nut and dairy-free hummus can suit a variety of people who are affected by conditions like celiac disease, nut allergies and lactose intolerance.
The only thing that is important to remember is that hummus contains tahini – made of sesame seeds paste which is a common allergen. Before eating hummus, make sure you can eat it without encountering side effects.
Incredibly easy to add to your diet
Hummus is very easy to add to your diet and there are many different ways you can use hummus. Spread it onto your favourite lunch wrap or sandwich and say goodbye to high-calorie spreads like mayonnaise or creamy dressings; Makes a tasty dip and is best paired with crunchy foods like celery, carrots and cucumbers; Order it at the best restaurant in Surry Hills, Zahli!
If you haven’t already, we suggest you try this mouth-watering dip today at the best Lebanese restaurant in Surry Hills, Sydney – Zahli. Indulge in a modern fusion of Lebanese flavours that will have your tastebuds dancing.
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