Nutritional Facts of Aloo Posto, Bengali Aloo Posto, Calories in Aloo Posto, Bengali Aloo Posto

by Tarla Dalal
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Cuisine
Orissa

How many calories does one serving of Aloo Posto have?

One serving of Aloo Poshto gives 112 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 83 calories, proteins account for 6 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 23 calories. One serving of Aloo Poshto provides about 6 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view. Aloo Poshto recipe. This traditional Bengali specialty is one of my favourite recipes and I recommend that you give this one a try.

This recipe proves that poppy seeds and potatoes are a match made in heaven!

try other Bengali subzis like Mulor Ghanto and Bengali Style Okra.

Is Aloo Posto healthy?

No, this is not healthy. Let's see why.

Yes, this is healthy. But restrictions apply to some.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Turmeric Powder (Haldi) : Turmeric helps in digestion of food thus helping to overcome indigestion. Haldi may help in reducing the growth of fat cells in the body. Turmeric, being rich in iron, is highly valuable in the treatment of anaemia and both the root as well as the powder should be a regular part of an anaemic diet. One of the health benefits of turmeric is it’s anti-inflammatory property due to the active compound, Curcumin, which helps to relieve inflammation of the joints and thus is a ladder to relieve pain related to arthritis. 

The curcumin in haldi also helps to ward of the bacteria’s causing cold, cough and throat irritation.  Turmeric benefits in diabetes management by lowering blood glucose levels. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects are useful in the treatment of diabetes patients.  It is known to be a good brain food and keep diseases like Alzheimer’s at bay. See here for detailed turmeric benefits

What's the problem?

1. Potatoes (Aloo) : Potatoes being high in simple carbohydrates will lead to weight gain and are not good for people with diabetes, heart problem and obesity. Potatoes are recommended for malnourished children and people with low weight. See full details on why potatoes are bad for you.

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Aloo Poshto?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Potatoes being high in simple carbohydrates will lead to weight gain and are not good for people with diabetes, heart problem and obesity.

What is a healthier sabzi option ?

Here are some very healthy sabzis like dahi bhindi ki sabzi recipechana palakmushroom mutter masalamooli ki sabzi recipebhindi masala recipe

Bhindi Masala

Bhindi Masala

Can healthy individuals have Aloo Poshto?

No. Try and cut your consumption of potatoes. 

8 Pointers to get healthy on a Indian diet

1. Eat healthy and say yes to good home cooked food. Prefer whole grains like oatmeal, quinoa, buckwheat, barley and healthy flours like bajra flour, jowar flour, quinoa flour, wheat flour etc. rather than refined ones like maida. Have healthy Indian fats like ghee, coconut, coconut oil in your diet.

2. Opt out of junk food, packaged food, deep fried foods. Prefer steamed snacks and other non-fried snacks. Check out some Healthy Indian Snacks. Remember to eat small frequent meals through the day as that will keep you always full and prevent your blood sugar from dropping. By starving your body through some diet, will not help you one bit. In fact, dieting will make you binge on 2 to 3 meals which is not good. 

3. Have 4 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 3 servings of fruit is a must. Follow the logic of a vegetable in each main meal of the day and a fruit in-between meals. Check out a few Healthy Indian Soups and Healthy Indian Salads  recipes using this food group.           

4. Cut down on sugar and salt in your diet and pick honey ( very small amounts) or dates to sweeten your food. Slowly cut the sugar habit as this is not going to happen over night. Sugar  is also called white poison. It is a simple carbohydrate with zero nutritional value. On intake, sugar will cause inflammation of the body which will last for many hours. It will spike your blood sugar level and shut down the fat burning process. This also causes high blood sugar levels in your body. The development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage. 

Salt and blood pressure. Apart from stress and obesity, one of the main reasons for high blood pressure is excessive sodium and salt intake. Most people find it difficult to limit the amount of salt in their cooking, thinking it will affect the taste of their favourite dishes. 

This is not true. Bajra and jowar are rich in potassium and critical for those with High Blood Pressure as it lessens the impact of sodium. Eating more Potassium Rich Foods will remove more sodium from your body through urine. So include the basic bajra roti and jowar roti in your daily diet to have with Lower Blood Pressure Subzis Recipes

5. Befriend a few healthy seeds and nuts like chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts and almonds. 

6.  Sprouts are called ‘living food’. They are high is most nutrients and easy to digest as well. Let them feature in your meals at least thrice a week. Also Read : All Benefits about Sprouts

7.  Exercise 45 minutes every day. No excuse. You can walk fast, run, do weights, play your favourite sport or go to the gym.

8.  Sleep early and get up early. Get your body into rhythm and it will function best. Sleep helps your body to recover.

Aloo Poshto is high in

1. Vitamin C :  Vitamin C is a great defence against coughs and colds.

Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

How to burn 112 calories that come from Aloo Poshto?

Walking (6 kmph) = 34 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 11 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 15 mins          

Swimming (2 kmph) = 19 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy112 cal6%
Protein1.5 g3%
Carbohydrates20.8 g7%
Fiber1.6 g6%
Fat2.6 g4%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A44.6 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)1.1 mg9%
Vitamin C15.6 mg39%
Vitamin E
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)15.6 mcg8%
MINERALS
Calcium9.2 mg2%
Iron0.4 mg2%
Magnesium0 mg0%
Phosphorus0 mg0%
Sodium10.1 mg1%
Potassium227.2 mg5%
Zinc0.5 mg5%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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