Why is hummus okay when we can’t blend our food?

Hummus is a little bit of a weird exception. We’ve noticed it’s just not triggering for most people. Michael Greger, M.D. (from http://nutritionfacts.org) did a video where he talked about a study showing the glucose response and insulin spike from blended legumes is not the same as it is for other blended foods. Garbanzo beans behave differently than other blended foods, turning out to be the exception. Beans are soluble fiber, which means the benefit from the fiber is maintained when they are ground.

Another exception to the “no blending food” rule is flaxseed. The body can’t process flaxseeds whole and they need to be ground in order for their nutrients to be absorbed.