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What are the benefits of eating hummus if I have diabetes?

Hummus, a Middle Eastern specialty, is a great addition to a diabetes-friendly plate. If you have diabetes, the fiber and protein in chickpeas -- 12 grams of dietary fiber and 15 grams of protein per cup -- help regulate the absorption of the sugars from the starch so your blood sugar stays on an even keel. The healthy fats from the tahini (made from ground sesame seeds) and olive oil slows the absorption of sugars even more. Pair your hummus with vegetables and whole-grain crackers for an even greater effect.

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