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7 Best Healthy Hummus Brands to Buy

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Samantha Leffler of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 8: Hummus is everywhere. The creamy chickpea dip, which originated in the Middle East, has quickly become one of the most popular food items around, and it's easy to see why. The savory spread is versatile, is easy to make, and has multiple health benefits.Hummus' nutrition profile is nothing to scoff at. This dip is a good source of iron, plant-based protein, and fiber, while also being low in carbs registered dietitian Jim White, RD, ACSM, owner of Jim White Fitness Nutrition Studios, tells us. What's more, hummus may even help with weight loss: a 2010 study in the journal Advances in Nutrition linked a higher intake of legumes like chickpeas to lower body weight and improved satiety.However, as is common when a food becomes trendy, there are now dozens of hummus varieties to choose from—and not all of them deserve a place in your diet. With that in mind, we've consulted with a team of registered dietitians and nutrition experts to find out how they distinguish the best store-bought hummus brands of the bunch from the worst.They recommend looking at four main things: (1) less than 140 milligrams of sodium, (2) some amount of fiber, (3) the presence of iron, and (4) a simple ingredient list.With that in mind, here are the 7 best hummus brands to buy. Read on, and for more on how to eat healthy, make sure you avoid these 108 Most Popular Sodas Ranked By How Toxic They Are.

7 Best Healthy Hummus Brands to Buy

Hummus is everywhere. The creamy chickpea dip, which originated in the Middle East, has quickly become one of the most popular food items around, and it's easy to see why. The savory spread is versatile, is easy to make, and has multiple health benefits.

Hummus' nutrition profile is nothing to scoff at. This dip is a good source of iron, plant-based protein, and fiber, while also being low in carbs registered dietitian Jim White, RD, ACSM, owner of Jim White Fitness Nutrition Studios, tells us. What's more, hummus may even help with weight loss: a 2010 study in the journal Advances in Nutrition linked a higher intake of legumes like chickpeas to lower body weight and improved satiety.

However, as is common when a food becomes trendy, there are now dozens of hummus varieties to choose from—and not all of them deserve a place in your diet. With that in mind, we've consulted with a team of registered dietitians and nutrition experts to find out how they distinguish the best store-bought hummus brands of the bunch from the worst.

They recommend looking at four main things: (1) less than 140 milligrams of sodium, (2) some amount of fiber, (3) the presence of iron, and (4) a simple ingredient list.

With that in mind, here are the 7 best hummus brands to buy. Read on, and for more on how to eat healthy, make sure you avoid these 108 Most Popular Sodas Ranked By How Toxic They Are.

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