Calories in hummus asks what is the garbanzo bean and chickpea story?
What we are looking at here today is another addition to our healthy slow food, made fast; specifically at how many calories there are in a sandwich, compared with peanut butter, cream cheese and mayonnaise.
It's especially for the woman who wants to stay svelte and sinewy, but loves to indulge in the odd ice cream.
When looking at keeping the inches off the waist the most important consideration is the so called glycemic index of a carbohydrate.
Starches with a high GI invoke the fat hormone, insulin, which immediately stores high glucose in the blood stream as adipose tissue; the stuff you don't want.
But how many calories in hummus?
Incidentally, don't buy your hummus; it's so easy to make. I went to a luncheon yesterday to which someone had brought a tub from the local health shop; it tasted awful with all the chemical preservatives. I did a quick calculation on seeing the price; it's five times more for what takes literally only a few minutes to make.
Check out our quick hummus recipe.
Healthy choice foods with as many coloured salads as possible are what really make a difference. Enjoy 8-10 the greens, oranges and reds every day and you decrease the all cause of death by a massive 33%; that's strong research following a large group of people for twenty years; really no worries about the calories in hummus.
Office lunch is one in three meals; eat junk and you're going downhill. Make your salads more interesting and no need to fuss about the calories in hummus, as we'll see.
What I do, and am encouraging you to do, is not to eat out for lunch, or go to a fast food take away, but rather to rattle up a sandwich before stepping out the door. Today, just for fun I'm going to time it.
Notice that foods above are not shy on fat, but they are low in polyunsaturates and cholesterol.
The former increases inflammation in the whole body and animal fats increase a host of bad diseases; but in the context of a high fibre meal, an egg, a little butter and cheese are definitely allowed.
Note too the healthy fats in the olive oil in the hummus.
Overall the glycemic index of this meal is very low; it's not fattening.
Ah, and a small piece of honeycomb, but that's really only for those privileged to have a beehive in the garden; these things are a matter of choice.
Step 1: On arising, place an egg into a pot and just enough water to cover the bottom. Bring rapidly to the boil, and once boiling hard, switch off and leave to stand for ten minutes. Cooked.
Step 2: It took me all of two minutes to butter the bread, made sandwiches with cheese and mustard, with a leaf of lettuce, and another with hummus.
Step 3: Another two minutes to toss in a couple radishes, a dozen olives, a slice of apple pie and the boiled egg.
In total, four minutes + the boiling of the egg.
Open hummus sandwich and red paprika
Bread has a relatively high Glycemic Index (GI), even wholewheat bread, turning quite quickly to blood glucose and giving a moderate insulin rush. To lower that GI, all you need to do is add protein, fat and fibre. Nothing could be better than a small amount of butter on the bread, and the protein and fibre in hummus.
Read more about GI at Carbohydrate Count Chart ...
Calories in hummus invites the question whether it's fattening and are they friendly or cholesterol rich?
|HUMMUS||PEANUT BUTTER||CREAM CHEESE||MAYONNAISE|
|Calories||177kcal, 742kJ||588kcal, 2462kJ||342kcal, 1431kJ||390kcal, 1631kJ|
I reckon you can choose any one of these four on your lunchtime sandwich, even cream cheese or tuna and mayo, and it will beat your fast-food lunch hands down, but let's look at them briefly:
Bernard Preston is a semi retired chiropractor passionate about healthy choice foods, and preserving the planet for our grandchildren's children.
Conserving rainwater, capturing the energy from the sun and organic gardening are his vision. Oh, and beekeeping, flying gliders and motorcycles and many other crazy things.
I write my SHORT ANECDOTES from a different Chiropractic Coalface (at Chiropractie Dordrecht) two days a week.
SHORT ANECDOTE ...
It involves a twenty-minute cycle to the train station, 9 minutes of the Sudoku of the day on the train and then a ten minute walk. It's a bit of a fag, but then I've cancelled my gym membership. This is much more fun, but I do need a solid breakfast and lunch or I fade away during the day!
I timed it, this lunch took me four minutes to throw together.
I nearly didn't finish my lunch, pure greed, I stuffed the boiled egg
down anyway. Actually it's beer, not boiled eggs, not calories in hummus
that I have to watch. It's beer what adds to my waistline. Pure refined
carbohydrate, pure junk. It's my achilles heel; beer makes a good servant but a very bad master.
And so now I must love and leave you for a day in the life of chiropractor Bernard Preston. A long morning, by Saturday it's degenerated from the Chiropractic Coalface to the saltmines. Not seriously; I love my work and I know there are two very serious lumbar disc herniation that are going to test all my clinical skills this morning. Plus all the regular bread and butter that keeps us out of mischief. Have a good day.
Lumbar disc prolapse and mostly one probably thinks of sciatica. But don't forget Femoral nerve damage; pain in the groin, side and front of the thigh, knee and inner lower leg.
USEFUL LINKS @ CALORIES IN HUMMUS
Time and energy, and availability
Perhaps you have good, healthy bread available, and fresh radishes and lettuce. More likely you don't.
Using our bread machine, it takes me five minutes (+ five hours) to make our Panera Bread menu recipe; the absolutely best loaf you can get, for a price slightly less than you would pay in the supermarket.
And radishes and lettuce rank amongst my easiest salads to grow. Radishes are ready in only three weeks, and lettuce in four.
Growing lettuce and how to grow radishes; it really is a piece of cake if you can't buy decent salads in your city. You'd be astonished just how much fresh lettuce every day this 2'x3' patch will provide for two months. Just pluck a leaf off half a dozen plants every day... months of good fresh food, loaded with vital folic acid, vitamin B9.
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