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

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

One serving of Gajar ka Halwa gives 517 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 258 calories, proteins account for 34 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 215 calories.  One serving of Mircrowave Gajar ka Halwa provides about 26 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

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Is Microwave Gajar ka Halwa healthy?

No, gajar ka halwa is not healthy. Made from carrots, milk, mawa, ghee, sugar and cardamom powder.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Carrots : 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.

Milk and Low Fat Milk : 1 cup of milk provides 70% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of Calcium. Milk promotes strong bones. Milk 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. Note that Mawa is made from full fat milk. 

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 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. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have gajar halwa?

No. There is usage of sugar and full fat milk in this recipe. 
 
Can healthy individuals have gajar halwa?

No. This is not part of healthy living. Better to say no to desserts which are going to rapid weight gain.

What is a healthier option to gajar halwa?

We suggest you try low fat gajjar ka halwa which uses dates as a sweetener and low fat milk instead of full fat milk.

Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa
Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa

Microwave Gajar ka Halwa is high in

1. Calcium : Calcium  is a mineral that makes bones stay strong. Required from kids to adults.
2. Vitamin A : Vitamin A is crucial for healthy vision, cell growth and healthy skin. 
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 517 calories that come from one serving of Microwave Gajar ka Halwa?

Walking (6 kmph) = 2 hrs 35 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 52 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 1 hr 9 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 1 hr 29 mins

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

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy517 cal26%
Protein8.6 g16%
Carbohydrates64.6 g22%
Fiber2.9 g12%
Fat23.9 g36%
Cholesterol6 mg2%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A1472.1 mcg31%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.2 mg18%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.6 mg5%
Vitamin C4.3 mg11%
Vitamin E
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)12 mcg6%
MINERALS
Calcium437.5 mg73%
Iron0.8 mg4%
Magnesium18.3 mg5%
Phosphorus533 mg89%
Sodium30.6 mg2%
Potassium105 mg2%
Zinc0.2 mg2%
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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