Easy Paleo Falafel Recipe

 Easy Paleo Falafel Recipe

Have you tried eating falafel before? It’s very easy to all in love with this Middle Eastern delicacy made of deep-fried ground fava beans, chickpeas or other vegetables. Falafel is usually wrapped in pita bread but it can also be used as toppings for salads, soups, and pickled vegetables.

Falafel originated in the Middle East and has always been a well-known street food. It became popular in the United States sometime during the 1970s.┬áNutrition-wise, falafel is rich in soluble fiber which helps maintain proper levels of cholesterol and reduce risk of heart disease and stroke. It’s also packed with calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin B complex, vitamin C and zinc. Falafel also contains a good amount of antioxidants in the form of phytochemicals like beta-carotene.

Falafel is one of the most popular items that you can find in the Paleo Diet. The Paleo Diet is based on the concept of eating foods that come from the food groups of hunter-gatherers during the Paleolithic period dating back to 2.6 million years ago. It promotes consumption of fresh organic meat (ideally grass-fed cows and so on), healthful oils like olive, avocado, flaxseed, macadamia), fresh seafood, and fresh fruits and vegetables.

Grains, legumes, refined sugars, dairy products and processed foods are not allowed in the Paleo Diet since our ancestors did not consume these foods before. This diet, which was formulated by Dr. Loren Cordain and colleagues after decades of research, is said to have the following health benefits:

  • Prevent obesity
  • Reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases (heart disease, heart failure, stroke, high blood pressure)
  • Prevent diabetes
  • Ward off cancer
  • Curb autoimmune diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, multiple sclerosis)
  • Alleviate gout
  • Prevent osteoporosis

Enjoy these health benefits, try the Paleo Diet today.

Easy Paleo Falafel Recipe

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