Ways to eat hummus if you follow a low carb diet

He hummus It is one of those foods that brighten the days (and nights) of anyone. As in everything, or you love it or hate it, there is no intermediate point. If you belong to the second group, we are sorry to tell you that you are missing one of the great delicacies that the universe has given us. It's so much our love for this chickpea paste, that we even told you recently what was the best supermarket hummus.

However, not everything in this story could have a happy ending: if you are following a low carb diet this snack (or main course, depending on how hungry you feel that day) may not be the most ideal. And it's a shame, because it's the perfect accompaniment of -almost anything. The crudités can not have better companions of plate, the bread peaks and the toasts with avocado fight for being the chosen ones to accompany this dish originating in Ancient Egypt. And although few people believe it, they give a super orginial point to chicken breasts seasoned with curry.

After all, legumes are food high in carbohydrates, and most low-calorie and carbohydrate diets only allow 50 to 100 grams of carbohydrates a day, so hummus is not the best option. Although there are ways to deceive the diet.


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The main ingredient of hummus is the chickpea, which contains per 100g approximately 28g of hydrates, so in this type of diet, it should be consumed in moderation. Although yes, as hummus has more ingredients, the intake is balanced: olive oil and tahini are low in carbohydrates and high fat, so mixed, it is an acceptable combination in terms of carbohydrate values. The most important? That these carbohydrates are complex, so the body will take time to digest them and will not become a blood sugar spike.

Can I eat hummus or not?

Yes, but you must be careful with the portions and look at them with magnifying glass. Literally. Count the carbohydrates you can take a day and consider how much you consume exactly if you season your dishes with this pasta of legumes. If you don't get the bills, try mixing the chickpeas with another vegetable, for example, with roasted eggplant. You will gain in flavor, it is equally delicious and you will save a few carbohydrates.

Everything is for the diet.

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