Nutritional Facts of Kesari Bhaat, Calories in Kesari Bhaat

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How many calories does one serving of Kesari Bhaat have?

One serving of Kesari Bhaat gives 321 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 206 calories, proteins account for 14 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 101 calories.  One serving of Kesari Bhaat provides about 16 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Kesari Bhaat recipe. This is a popular South Indian sweet treat had for breakfast or lunch. 

Is Kesari Bhaat healthy?

No,  Kesari Bhaat is not healthy. Made from rava, sugar, saffron and cashew nuts. 

Let's understand the ingredients. 

What's bad?

Rava (semolina, sooji) :  What's good? Semolina is a fairly good source of Magnesium and phosphorus which is necessary to keep our nervous system healthy and working. What's the issue? Fibre is one key nutrient for weight loss and semolina is devoid of it. Semolina is not suitable for diabetics. For details read is sooji healthy?

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 Kesari Bhaat ?

No, this is not healthy due to sugar and rava.
 
Can healthy individuals have Kesari Bhaat?

No, not part of a healthy lifestyle diet.

What is a healthier option to Kesari Bhaat?

We suggest you try low fat gajjar halwa recipe which uses dates as a sweetener and low fat milk which works well for diabetics. 

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

How to burn 321 calories that come from Kesari Bhaat?

Walking (6 kmph) = 1hr 36 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 32 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 43 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 55 mins

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

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy321 cal16%
Protein3.5 g6%
Carbohydrates51.4 g17%
Fiber0.1 g0%
Fat11.2 g17%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A81.1 mcg2%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.5 mg4%
Vitamin C0.1 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)20.6 mcg10%
MINERALS
Calcium8.6 mg1%
Iron0.9 mg4%
Magnesium29.3 mg8%
Phosphorus48.4 mg8%
Sodium5.8 mg0%
Potassium70.3 mg1%
Zinc0.6 mg6%
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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