RecipesSunflower seed Hummus for Hormone health

Sunflower seed Hummus for Hormone health

I’m very partial to many aspects of the Meditteranean diet, as it is loaded with healthy proteins, great fats and is phytonutrient rich! Hummus is an ancient food. According to several historical sources, the earliest mention of hummus was in the 13th century in Egypt!

Did you know that hummus means chickpeas in Arabic? In a  Greek Meze Table, the word meze (meh-ZEH) means a taste or a bite, many dishes arrive together and the beauty is that it is not as much about the courses, but more about people simply being with each other and enjoying the warmth of a community, which in itself is nurturing. Hummus is a big part of this.

Hummis has so many benefits, and probably requires much further exploration, but here are a few of its biggest benefits.

  1. Chickpeas do contain carbohydrates but they also contain a high amount of fiber to improve digestion and support your gut flora.
  2. Chickpeas are a great source of protein if you are plant based or vegan as a bowl can contain as much as 40 grams of protein!
  3. Chickpeas contain some good fats as well, and in combination with the sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and olive oil, a bowl of hummus is a rich source of good fats to support your hormones!
  4. Sunflower seeds contain essential fatty acids which are building blocks for cell membranes, crucial for mental health and balance hormones. They are a rich source of Zinc, which support hormone health and immunity.
  5. Sesame seeds contain copper and manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fiber.

Mediteranneans are well known for their healthy hearts and hummus is a big contributor to this. Hummus is super easy to make with infinite variations possible. Chuck the store bought ones where the fats can turn rancid and just make your own. It takes 10 minutes but is great for you. My take on the traditional hummus, is the addition of sunflower seeds which makes this particular version a hormone super food! Let me know what you think!

 

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Book Acquisition by HarperCollins India

Here’s that exciting news I spoke about to coincide with the one year anniversary of The Sleep Whisperer Podcast! Writing a book and becoming part of that magical group of authors is a dream!

Three years ago I wrote a book which I titled Sleep Whisperer, looking at sleep from a very in depth perspective, and tying together the cutting-edge science of functional medicine and eastern ancient wisdom. The story of how I wrote that book is indeed magical and a mixture of spiritual guidance and astrology(by my spiritual guide and mentor Shyam @himalayan.yogi ). It’s also been a lot of sacrifice and hard work during times that were stressful, challenging and testing in all ways.

The journey of the book from concept to acquisition is also a magical path which I will share much later. For now, I’m just humbled, grateful and quite simply excited to announce that the book has been acquired by Sonal Nerurkar @sonal_nerurkar of @harpercollinsin HarperCollins India! Sonal’s faith in the book has been unwavering and I’ll forever be grateful for it. I can’t wait for the final book release next year!

None of this would be possible without the trust, hard work, dedication and patience of my most beautifully warm literary agent Jayapriya Vasudevan @jayapriyavasudevan of Jacaranda Literary Agency. I cannot put into words what her belief in the book and being my warrior for it means to me.

I’m also deeply grateful for the dear colleagues and mentors who have made contributions to the book. That is a surprise for later! You can follow everything about the sleep podcast and book at @mysleepwhisperer

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