Nutritional Facts of Bread Pakora, Mumbai Bread Pakora with Aloo Stuffing, Calories in Bread Pakora, Mumbai Bread Pakora with Aloo Stuffing

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How many calories does one plate of Bread Pakoda have?

One plate of Bread Pakoda gives 257 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 168 calories, proteins account for 45 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 45 calories.  One plate of Bread Pakoda provides about 13 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Is Bread Pakoda healthy?

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

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Besan : Besan has more good fat than whole wheat flour and also higher protein content. Rich in complex carbohydrates and with a low glycemic index, besan is good for diabetics too. Besan is high in Folate or folic acid, which is important for rapid growth and multiplication of red blood cells and white blood cells (WBC) in the bone marrow. See 10 detailed benefits of besan and why it's good for you. 

Green Peas : Green peas are good for weight loss, good source of vegetarian protein, has insoluble fibre to relieve constipation. Legumes like green peas, cow peas, mung, chick peas and kidney beans have a cholesterol lowering effect. Green Peas are rich in Vitamin K which aids in bone metabolism. Green peas have a Glycemic Index (GI) rank of 22 which is low and good for diabetics.  Is green peas good for diabetics and see full benefits of green peas

What's the problem?

Deep fried foods : This recipe is deep fried. Any food that is deep fried is not suitable for healthy living. Your fat levels increase as deep frying increases oil absorption. Also when you use the same oil again for deep frying then smoking point decreases which leads to the development of blue smoke which is not good for health. Processed food, Deep Fried Foods also increases inflammation in the body and shuts down the fat burning process. Most diseases from heart, to cardio vascular, diabetes, parkinsons, alzheimer, cancer and obesity result when the cells get inflamed and don't then function correctly. Inflammation in the arteries can cause heart attacks. So your diet should contain foods that fight inflammation in the body. That's how your body gets healthier by eating the right stuff. So you have given the cells in your body the right food to stay healthy and that is so important in staying disease free for the rest of your life.  

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 bread pakoda ?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. This recipe is deep fried. Any food that is deep fried is not suitable for healthy living. Your fat levels increase as deep frying increases oil absorption. Also when you use the same oil again for deep frying then smoking point decreases which leads to the development of blue smoke which is not good for health. Processed food, Deep Fried Foods also increases inflammation in the body and shuts down the fat burning process. Most diseases from heart, to cardio vascular, diabetes, parkinsons, alzheimer, cancer and obesity result when the cells get inflamed and don't then function correctly. Inflammation in the arteries can cause heart attacks. So your diet should contain foods that fight inflammation in the body.

Here are some Healthy Indian snack options.

You can have Baked Samosa with mixed sproutsMatarsutir Kachori,  Oats Moong Dal TikkiBaked methi muthia recipe,  Zunka recipemoong dal dhokla recipe bajra carrot onion uttapam recipe , baked palak jowar murukkumini jowar pancakesoats upmabaked sev , baked whole wheat purispaneer pudina tikki or buckwheat pancake as one healthy recipe option. 

Can healthy individuals have bread pakoda?

Stay away from deep fried foods to stay healthy. Always say no.

Bread Pakoda is high in

1. Protein : Protein is required for the managing the wear and tear of all cells of the       body. 

2. Folic Acid : Folic acid is an essential vitamin required throughout pregnancy.

3. Phosphorous Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones. 

4. Vitamin B1 : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism,             prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells. 

5. Fiber : Dietary fiber reduce the risk of heart disease, prevent the spike in blood          sugar levels and hence super for diabetics. Consume more fruits, vegetables,              moong, oats, matki, whole grains.

 

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 257 calories that come from Bread Pakoda?

Walking (6 kmph) = 1hr 17 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 26 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 34 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 44 mins

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


 

Value per plate% Daily Values
Energy257 cal13%
Protein11.3 g21%
Carbohydrates42 g14%
Fiber7.7 g31%
Fat5 g8%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A142.3 mcg3%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.2 mg20%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)1.4 mg12%
Vitamin C6.4 mg16%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)65.9 mcg33%
MINERALS
Calcium31.2 mg5%
Iron2.7 mg13%
Magnesium64.3 mg18%
Phosphorus161.4 mg27%
Sodium33.9 mg2%
Potassium363.1 mg8%
Zinc0.8 mg8%
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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