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In life, we often eat for pleasure, but food can also have therapeutic benefits. In this episode, Jen shares her favourite therapeutic snack, her anti-inflammatory hummus. Find out how each of the ingredients can help heal your body and get the recipe so you can quickly whip it up at home!

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SHOWNOTES

I love savoury snacks and my turmeric anti-inflammatory hummus is one of my favourite snacks. But before I give the recipe, I want to talk about the each of the ingredients and how they can be therapeutic.

Turmeric

Recent studies show turmeric helps prevent and reduce joint inflammation which reduces pain, stiffness, and inflammation related to arthritis.

The Arthritis Foundation recommends half to three grams of the root powder per day for inflammation relief. Depending on your body mass and condition, it will usually take around 4-8 weeks for you to start noticing improvements to your body and mind

Garlic

Like onions and leeks, it contains diallyl disulphide, an anti-inflammatory compound that limits the effects of pro-inflammatory cytokines. 

Therefore, garlic can help fight inflammation and help prevent cartilage damage from arthritis.

Chickpeas

Chickpeas are high in dietary fibre, especially a soluble fibre called raffinose. The good bacteria in your gut breaks this down so your colon can digest it slowly. 

Studies have found that eating more chickpeas can help make bowel movements easier and more regular. They can also help lower cholesterol.

Tahini

Tahini is a tasty way to add powerful antioxidants and healthy fats to your diet, as well as several vitamins and minerals. 

As you can see, the hummus has lots of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and what’s more it’s a quick, easy and health snack to make.

The recipe

  • 1(440g) can of chickpeas
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons reserved liquid from chickpeas or water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 4 large cloves of garlic

Blend it all together in a mixer until smooth add extra water if needed. Eat it with veggie straws.

Healthy Life Hacks

So, the healthy life hacks I want to leave you with today are: 

  1. Give the recipe a go. Easy to make and lasts in fridge for a good week.

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