5 reasons to eat CHOCOLATE HUMMUS every day!

Hummus, which is primarily made from chickpeas is a delicious, rich, and creamy dip that originated from the Middle East. As hummus rose to popularity outside its region of origin, many variations of this simple dip have been created. Flavoured hummus is now one of the most popular dips in many places.

The primary ingredient- Chickpeas often top the list of healthiest foods to consume as it is packed with protein, fibre, and complex carbohydrates (“good carbs”).

It is so versatile- it can be used as an ingredient for a dish or on its own as a dip or spread.

We have always viewed Hummus as a savoury dip, but our sweet hummus flavours are the perfect accompaniment for porridge, on cakes or pancakes, with fruit, or even simply spread on toast.

YES, Chocolate hummus is a thing, and it’s here to stay! You can even eat a pot a day since its responsible for remarkable health benefits.

  1. Support weight-loss
Everyone wants to feel and look fit and healthy. Hummus is one of those foods that can help you achieve this.
If you like the taste of hummus, you are already off to a great start. However, if you don't, then don’t worry cause HOU chocolate hummus tastes like chocolate mousse/pudding! This tasty treat is packed with monosaturated fats, that helps reduce belly fat and promotes weight loss.

You might be wondering how consuming fats can help promote weight loss? It is a common belief, in order to promote weight loss, one should stir away from fats. This is not true! Fats are an essential component for various functions in our body and should be incorporated into our diet. However, it is important that you consume the right kind of fat and monosaturated fat is one of those fats that help promote weight loss. 

  1. Lowers cholesterol
Keeping your cholesterol levels in check is vital for your health. So if you’re the kind who likes to indulge in rich, unhealthy foods- fear not! This is exactly why HOU was created. Not only does HOU chocolate hummus taste like the best chocolate mousse/ pudding, the main ingredient in HOU- chickpeas helps lower bad cholesterol.
Research shows, pulses such as chickpeas can help lower cholesterol levels as it contains fibre and antioxidants, known as isoflavones. Moreover, the carbohydrate to protein ratio in hummus also helps stabilize insulin levels. Insulin is a hormone that is responsible for metabolizing sugar and fat for energy. When insulin is affected, it is also likely to affect cholesterol and triglycerides.

However, it should be noted when hummus is spread on toast it is likely to cause insulin production due to the glycemic response. This is why we recommend eating our chocolate hummus straight from the pot!

  1. Reduces blood sugar levels
Hummus is the perfect spread/dip for those suffering from diabetes. It is a complex carbohydrate that provides time released energy, which won’t lead to a spike in blood sugar levels. 

A study conducted in 2012 showed individuals that incorporated a cup of legumes into their diet for three months had improved glucose tolerance. This was due to the high protein content, that enabled the system to digest, process, and utilize the glucose in legumes, allowing the blood sugar levels to remain stable before they dropped again. 

  1. Helps in dealing with Anemia
Anemia is a disease that affects the immune system and if left untreated it can progressively get worse and lead to other diseases.
In order to avoid becoming anaemic, it is important to lead a healthy lifestyle by consuming foods that are rich in iron.

The main ingredient in hummus- chickpeas are a great source of iron and vitamin C, which helps the absorption of plant-based iron. Ultimately, preventing iron deficiency.

  1. The best alternative for those suffering from the top 10 allergens
Allergies can be so hard to deal with, especially if you have kids that are allergic to various foods. Schools are not banning kids from bringing in certain types of food as it may trigger an allergic reaction for other kids. As parents, you might even notice that your child only likes few things on the list they’re allowed to bring. So if you’re wondering what to pack for your kids for lunch that will not trigger a reaction… your answer is HUMMUS!
Although, ingredients in hummus might still trigger a reaction for some individuals. It does not contain any of the top 10 allergens.
The versatility of hummus, allows you to pair it with many dishes.

Watch our space to see how we include our sweet hummus in breakfast, snacks, and desserts!