Falafel is a Mediterranean dish that’s made up of chickpeas and spices. This topping and/or side dish is rich in plant-based protein and fiber, which helps with the functionality of the body’s bowel and reduces the absorption of cholesterol and simple sugars. This is essential for lowering blood lipid levels and decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease and colon cancer.
Falafel is also:
- Low in calories and high in fiber
- Rich in healthy fats and is sugar-free
- High in iron, due to the chickpeas, which helps to produce red blood cells that transport food and oxygen throughout the body
- Packed with manganese, which is needed to produce energy
Because falafel is bean-based, it is a great option for vegans and vegetarians. With an amino-acid score of 111, this dish is a complete, high-quality protein, low in fat and calories.
Featured Meal: Mediterranean Green Bowl
One of CoreLife Eatery’s more popular dishes, the Mediterranean Green Bowl contains a number of healthy, fresh ingredients, including shredded kale and chopped romaine, homemade hummus and falafel, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta, red onion, and cucumber basil dressing.