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Are Falafel considered a healthy food?!

Who among us did not relish, even if on a single occasion, eating a piece of a sandwich of Falafel? And who among us is capable of resisting those distinctive aromas coming our way from Falafel restaurants and which provoke us, even from a few hundred meters away? Of course, I guess we’ll all answer: “No one…”! In this case, let’s take a quick look at the nutritional benefits of Falafel and on how to consume them in a healthy way.

– Essentially, Falafel are made of legumes – ground beans and chickpeas (dose = 3 x 1). Consequently, they are considered rich in proteins and contain complex carbohydrates, in addition to being a good source of vitamins (especially vitamins B6 and B12) and minerals (iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium and manganese).

– Eating Falafel helps us avoid constipation, thanks to it being rich in dietary fiber, on the one hand, and thanks to the vegetables served with them, on the other hand.

– Each piece of Falafel brings us around 57 calories.

– In the case of people interested in keeping an eye on their weight and of those facing problems in terms of cholesterol level or cardiovascular diseases, it is recommended that they eat grilled falafel and not fried. Also, they should always have this food with a sufficient quantity of vegetables.

– Finally, I also advise you to prefer purchasing Falafel dough from Falafel restaurants or from the supermarket so that you can grill them at home and according to your own taste. By doing so, you’ll avoid consuming large amounts of calories and harmful fats.

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