Nutritional Facts of Gajar ka Halwa, Carrot Halwa, Calories in Gajar ka Halwa, Carrot Halwa

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How many calories does one serving of Gajar ka Halwa have?

One  serving of Gajar ka Halwa gives 386 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 167 calories, proteins account for 22 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 195 calories.  One  serving of Gajar ka Halwa provides about 19 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Is Gajar ka Halwa healthy?

Gajar Halwa is a very popular Indian sweet and is a popular sweet offered to god on holy days. Gajar Halwa is made of carrots, mawa, ghee, sugar and cardamom powder. 

Let's understand what's good.

Carrots : 3 cups carrot is used. Carrots have the nutrient Beta Carotene which is a form of Vitamin A, helps prevent deterioration of the eye as one gets older and prevents night blindness. Carrot is great for the eyes.They relieve constipation, lower blood pressure, have fibre. Read the 11 super benefiits of carrots and why to include in your daily diet.

What's the problem :

Sugar : Sugar is also called white poison. It is a simple carbohydrate with zero nutritional value. On intake, sugar will cause inflammtion 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. 

Can Diabetics, heart patients and weight loss individuals have Gajar Halwa

Since there is lots of sugar, this recipe should not be had by diabetics. Also the heavy usage of ghee makes this recipe not good for heart and obese individuals. Mawa is made of full fat milk which not good for weight loss. 

Gajar ka Halwa is high in

1. Vitamin A :  Vitamin A is crucial for healthy vision, cell growth and healthy skin.
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. 
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 386 calories that come from one serving of Gajar ka Halwa?

Walking (6 kmph) = 1 hr 56 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 39 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 51 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 1 hr 6 mins

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

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy386 cal19%
Protein5.6 g10%
Carbohydrates41.8 g14%
Fiber3.9 g16%
Fat21.7 g33%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A1837 mcg38%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.6 mg5%
Vitamin C4.1 mg10%
Vitamin E
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)13.2 mcg7%
Calcium299.8 mg50%
Iron0.9 mg4%
Magnesium15 mg4%
Phosphorus567.2 mg95%
Sodium31.3 mg2%
Potassium95 mg2%
Zinc0.3 mg3%
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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