People who eat them regularly have higher levels of important electrolytes.

Hummus’ main ingredient deserves a bigger place in your diet. A recent study in the journal Nutrients found that people who eat chickpeas and hummus have more of the important electrolytes magnesium and potassium compared to those who skip these foods.

That’s important considering research suggests that regular exercisers have higher magnesium demands than the average body. Garbanzo beans are also rich in potassium (which plays a role in preventing muscle cramps and fatigue), protein, and filling fiber.

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