Fava beans and falafel may cause serious diseases
Although fava beans and falafel are the two favorite foods of the Egyptian people due to their cheap price and being a source of minerals and they have many vegetables such as parsley and tomatoes, but they may cause serious diseases.
Dr. Muhammad Al-Hofi, Professor of Food Sciences, explained to Al-Watan, the benefits and harms of eating fava beans and falafel, and what are the diseases that may result from eating them.
The benefits of beans
It is one of the foods that give a feeling of satiety for long periods, which helps those who want to lose weight.
It is a high source of plant-based protein and contains fiber and carbohydrates.
Digestive system diseases
Eating beans from the street causes serious damage because the seller does not have a source of water through which he can wash his utensils: “He washes in a bucket and people eat after some of them. This is a dangerous source of disease transmission.
Decline in liver function
In the long term, toxins accumulate inside the human body, as street vehicles are exposed to pollution, car exhaust, unclean water, and others: “Harmful microbes are two types. Microbes emit toxins and microbes that cause diseases. In the long term, liver function deteriorates.
The seller of the beans themselves is a source of disease
It is possible that the seller of beans on the street is a source of disease, as he does not have a health certificate and is not authorized to sell on the street.
It is better to eat beans at home or in places that have a license. It is recommended by “limo” for people with colon diseases to eat them without the peel, because it causes problems and poor digestion and absorption.
Benefits of Taameya
Taameya in general has a high nutritional value, as it contains mineral salts, vitamins and vegetables, in addition to the fact that its calories are high, which gives the body energy.
Damage to the food
Acrylamide is harmful
Taameya is settled in oil that is left for long hours, and oils in restaurants are not changed for long periods and are left vulnerable to air and oxidation as a result of boiling for a long time and microbes, and most oils are originally used by such as oils from french fries factories, restaurants take them and reuse them, which increases the risk The harmful compound “acrylamide” formed.
Gastrointestinal diseases and bacteria
The danger of falafel is that it is made from vegetables that are not washed well, and despite the high oil temperature, which can kill microbes, but it turns into a mass of damages, and increases the risk to the digestive system.
Triglycerides and indigestion
Taameya absorbs a large amount of oil, meaning that if the size of the Taameya tablet is 50 grams, then it absorbs about 20 grams of oil, which means that it contains a large amount of oils and leads to the risk of obesity and triglyceride problems, and when the oil enters the human body it causes bad and indigestion .
Reducing the efficiency of the liver
With repeated intake of Taameya, harmful and toxic “acrylamide” compounds accumulate in the body and affect the efficiency of the digestive system and liver in the long run.
Taameya contains vegetables such as parsley, but these vegetables are not washed well, and thus turn into a source of microbes such as stomach bacteria, and the water used to wash the vegetables themselves is not clean and is not changed, so there is a risk of transmitting infection from microbes from stagnant water.
And the salad ingredients are not washed well: “The salad that is added to the sandwich is dangerous, because it is a group of vegetables that are not washed well, like watercress, parsley, and tomatoes. The needs come in a straw and remain on the ground and fresh,” according to Al-Hofi.
Infection with various microbes
Some restaurants resort to adding the remnants of the bread to the dough, and when the remnants of the bread are burned, they are microbes because they consist of starch and sugars, and sometimes the taste is incomplete, which makes it ripe from the outside, but from the inside it is not fully ripened, which increases the chance of infection with various microbes.
Obesity and stomach upset
Al-Hofi warned that the Taameya sandwich contains very high calories, and it contains at least 300 calories, and if about 3 to 4 sandwiches per day are consumed, that means 1200 calories, and it is assumed that a person has 2000 calories per day only This makes it prone to obesity, fat accumulation, stomach upset, feeling uncomfortable and losing the ability to concentrate because the blood is destined for the stomach.
And a professor of nutrition sciences advised eating a maximum of two falafel sandwiches a day without authority, to reduce its harm.