I’m probably a little late to the party. I usually am when it comes to most things not involving my career or technology. Over the Thanksgiving holiday I discovered hummus, and it was love at first taste. A family friend brought it over with mini bread loaves as an hors d’oeuvres to compliment the amazing Thanksgiving dinner I cooked for my family.
I always thought hummus was a hippie food for tree huggers and annoying vegetarians, but its so much more than that. It’s a great tasting and healthy alternative to most dips. They go great with chips, nachos, and even veggies. Ive been eating hummus with broccoli for the past couple of days I gear up for my 2011 fitness goals.
Hummus is made up of chickpeas and is one of the world’s oldest foods. There is evidence suggesting the use of chickpeas by ancient Egyptians 7,000 years ago. One of the great things about hummus is that it is low in calories and carbohydratess but still provides a decent amount of protein per serving like most other bean based foods. Because chickpeas contain both carbohydrate and protein elements, they tend to be digested slowly. Hummus is best paired with raw vegetables for proper digestion. Here are few of the health benefits of hummus
- An excellent source of fiber that digest slowly and helps to keep blood sugar levels in check
- When hummus is partnered with with rice or whole grains it provides a complete protein.
- Hummus contains molybdenum. This trace mineral helps the body detoxify sulfites, as well as iron and manganese, that allows for healthy blood and high energy.
Once again back to incline HIIT training. I honestly feel this is going to get me into ridiculous shape. The HIIT run went like this
- 5 minute warm-up at 3.5 Speed
- 15 minute HIIT session which was 1 minute of jogging at 7.0 on 15.0 incline and walking at 3.5 on 15.0 incline
- 5 minute cool down
Wide & Narrow Grip Dips
Wide Grip Chin-Ups
Weight Lifting Day
I haven’t lifted in a while, at least not in a serious manner, and it kind of showed today. I did a circuit routine of chest and triceps.
Incline Bench Press
Dips Wide Grip
Dips Narrow Grip
Insane Dumbbell Press
- 3 sets of 8 with 25 Lb dumbbells
- 1 set of 15 with 25 LB dumbbells
Cable Cross Machine
Ab Crunch Machine
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