Eat Hummus, Get Thin

March 16, 2008 - 3:30 PM by

I’m shaking my head in disbelief on that one too.

How in the heck does Hummus Blog’s blogger expect us to believe that if we eat hummus - and merely bypass the pita bread – we’ll all be svelte?

A friend of my parents (who’s a medical doctor, by the way) tried the Blood Type Diet a few years back. According to the theory, he was supposed to eat lots of proteins and very little carbohydrates if any. It didn’t go so well with meat so he tried hummus and soon lost 16 kg (20 pounds).

How does it work? Chickpeas, the main ingredient in hummus, contains complex carbohydrates, and has an extremely low glycemic index. In plain English: your body digests it slowly giving you all the energy you need and keeping the level of sugar in your blood balanced. Also, the rich content of tryptophan postpones the feeling of hunger.

I don’t think anybody can survive a diet built upon hummus alone….I’m eating hummus 3-5 times a week for some years now and I haven’t gained weight….

Hmmmm…Nope. Not buyin’ it. Sorry Hummus Blogger.


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