A Middle Eastern delicacy the humble hummus is a dip essentially made of of chickpeas olive oil lemon juice and salt. Not only is it flavoursome it is also packed with a whole lot of nutrition. This makes it a favourite amongst the health-conscious as well as the taste-conscious people. Hummus helps with weight loss: Nutritionist Peggy Kotsopoulos says that since hummus is so rich in protein it can help fight hunger cravings and balance blood sugar levels. This could help curb excessive snacking as it keeps you full for a longer period of time eventually helping you lose weight.