How many calories does one serving of Cooling Cucumber Raita have?
One serving of Cucumber Raita gives 40 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 24 calories, proteins account for 15 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 0.9 calories. One serving of Cooling Cucumber Raita provides about 2 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.
See Cooling Cucumber Raita recipe. Like most fresh uncooked food, this mint flavoured cucumber raita is really refreshing! Since cucumber is packed with water, it cools your body and hydrates your skin.
The protein from curds is also sure to do wonders for your skin, all of which makes the Cooling Cucumber Raita a wonderful remedy for those with pimple or acne. We have used low-fat curds, as excess fat tends to trigger pimples in some, but if regular curds suits you, feel free to use that instead.
Is Cooling Cucumber Raita healthy?
Yes, this is healthy.
Let's understand the Ingredients.
Curd + Low fat Curds : Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon, if curd is used with rice.They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet.
Cucumber (Kakdi) : With that high water content, cucumber act as a broom for our system to sweep out harmful toxins from our body. The sterols from cucumber aid in managing blood cholesterol levels well and is diabetic friendly. Low sodium and fair amounts of potassium will avoid that elevate blood pressure. See detailed benefits of cucumber.
Mint Leaves (Pudina) : Mint (pudina) being an anti-inflammatory reduces the inflammation in the stomach and shows a cleansing effect. Sipping on a healthy drink like fresh mint and lemon tea is the best option to overcome nausea for mums-to-be. Moreover it's vitamin A (10% of RDA) and vitamin C (20.25%) serve as an additional boost to bring relief from cough, sore throat and also cold. See here for detailed benefits of mint leaves.
Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Cucumber raita?
Yes, This raita is made from low fat curds which is good. The sterols from cucumber aid in managing blood cholesterol levels well and is diabetic friendly. Low sodium and fair amounts of potassium will avoid that elevate blood pressure.
Can healthy individuals have Cucumber raita?
What is an ideal accompaniment to raita?
We suggest a bajra roti, jowar roti and whole wheat roti to make a healthy combination.
Cucumber Raita is good for
1. Healthy Recipes Lifestyle
2. Low cholesterol accompaniment
3. Low cholesterol salads, raitas
4. Healthy heart accompaniment
5. Healthy heart salad, raitas
6. Diabetic with heart issues
7. Diabetic Accompaniments
8. Diabetic salads, raitas
Cooling Cucumber Raita is high in
1. Calcium : Calcium is a mineral that makes bones stay strong. Required from kids to adults.
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 40 calories that come from Cooling Cucumber Raita?
Walking (6 kmph) = 12 mins
Running (11 kmph) = 4 mins
Cycling (30 kmph) = 5 mins
Swimming (2 kmph) = 7 mins
Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.