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Fa-la-la-la falafels

Photo de falafels Photo prise par Jerem ja:画像:...

Photo de falafels Photo prise par Jerem ja:画像:Photo de falafels.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Falafels are everywhere these days. They are very delicious but what is a falafel and should you eat it? In this post, I will address these questions as well as give you some tips on how to maximize your nutritional benefit of falafel. The falafel are middle-eastern (not Greek!) and are made of garbanzo beans which are high in fiber. I think everyone knows they need more fiber in their diet, and it’s easy with the falafel. If you buy them frozen and make them yourself either baked or deep fried in a unsaturated oil such as peanut oil or canola or vegetable oil combined with cucumbers, tomatoes, tahini (yogurt) sauce, cabbage/carrot coleslaw filling on whole wheat pita bread they are good for you. especially if you are trying to lose weight.  Foods rich in fiber such as cabbage, carrots, beans, grapefruit produce the melanin to burn fat cells. Read the rest of this entry »

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Energy and Fiber Snacks

dried apricots Français : abricots secs traité...

dried apricots Français : abricots secs traités aux sulfites (anhydride sulfureux) Italiano: albicocche secche (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I don’t drink coffee or tea so I’ve been on a mission to find a perfect healthy snack to give me energy. I just discovered this fruit and veggie snack at Trader Joe’s and it is my newest obsession. It’s become my go to snack for when I’m on the go and in need of a healthy energy boost. The fiber in this bar is great for my stomach and digestion. It keeps me full and it is easily stored in a backpack or purse. The best part about it is that it tastes like a regular dried fruit snack, but this one is chock full of root vegetables like carrots and beets which add vitamins and make this snack nutritious and healthy. Read the rest of this entry »

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