Nutritional Facts of Doodh Paak ( Gujarati Recipe), Calories in Doodh Paak ( Gujarati Recipe)

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How many calories does one serving of Doodh Paak have?

One serving of Doodh Paak gives 429 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 152 calories, proteins account for 44 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 178 calories.  One serving of Doodh Paak provides about 21 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Doodh Paak recipe.

Doodh paak is a semi-thick mithai, brimful with the goodness of milk. The milk is simmered for a while; then the rice is added and simmered till cooked. As the rice is cooked completely in the milk, it imbibes a luxurious flavour and aroma. The cardamom and saffron added towards the end complete the royal feel of this dish!

Is Doodh Paak healthy?

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

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Milk and Low Fat Milk : 1 cup of milk provides 70% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of Calcium. Milk promotes strong bones. The Calcium in Milk helps to protect your teeth against gum disease and keeps your jaw bone strong and healthy. Milk is low in carbs and therefore does not raise blood glucose levels. One cup of Milk gives 10 grams of carbs.  Low fat milk has lower fat and the same benefits of milk

What's the problem?

1.  Sugar : 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. To live a healthy life, try and cut sugar which from your diet. It requires a slow and deliberate attempt to do it. Find hidden sugar in packaged foods and drinks and stop having those products. Did you know that a can of your favourite soft drink is estimated to have 1/2 cup of sugar. 

2. Rice : Here are the pros for rice. Rice is a great source of complex carbohydrates, which is an important source of energy for our body. Rice is low in fibre and therefore a good option for people suffering from diarrhoea. What's not good in rice. Foods like rice are high in Glycemic index are not suitable for weight loss, heart patients,  diabetics as they affect the blood sugar control levels. See details of is white rice and parboiled rice good for you?

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Doodh Pak  ?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Let's see why. We have used full fat milk to make this dessert and that is excess fat which is not required for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Sugar used, 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.

What is a healthier Indian dessert option ?

We suggest you try low fat gajjar halwa recipe which uses dates as a sweetener and low fat milk which works well for diabetics. Make oats and mixed nuts ladoo recipe which is sweetened by jaggery. 

Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa

Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa

Can healthy individuals have Doodh Pak   ?

No. Not part of healthy living. 

Doodh Paak is high in

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

2. Calcium : Calcium  is a mineral that makes bones stay strong. Required from kids to adults.

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

4. Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) Vitamin B2 enables the production of red blood cells that contribute to the rise in your energy levels. So have more milk, curds, eggs and green leafy vegetables. 

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 429 calories that come from Doodh Paak?

Walking (6 kmph) = 2hr 9 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 43 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 57 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 1hr 14 mins

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

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy429 cal21%
Protein11.1 g20%
Carbohydrates38.1 g13%
Fiber0.1 g0%
Fat19.8 g30%
Cholesterol40.6 mg10%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A435.2 mcg9%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.3 mg27%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.3 mg3%
Vitamin C2.5 mg6%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)14.4 mcg7%
MINERALS
Calcium533.2 mg89%
Iron0.5 mg2%
Magnesium50.9 mg15%
Phosphorus334.7 mg56%
Sodium48.4 mg3%
Potassium231.8 mg5%
Zinc0 mg0%
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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