How many calories does one serving of Low Cal Palak Soup have?
One serving of Low Cal Palak Soup gives 59 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 28 calories, proteins account for 15 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 15 calories. One serving of Low Cal Palak Soup provides about 3 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.
See Low Cal Palak Soup recipe. You will thoroughly enjoy this nutrient-dense, easy-to-prepare spinach soup. Blendarising it with low fat milk gives it a lovely emerald green colour, which together with the aroma of sautéed onions and garlic, makes this soup irresistible!
I would especially recommend this to all my weight-conscious readers. I have not strained this soup in order to retain the fiber of the spinach.
Is Low Cal Palak Soup healthy?
Yes, this is healthy.
Let's understand the Ingredients.
Spinach (Palak) : Spinach is one of the richest plant sources of Iron and it should be part of a healthy diet for everyone. Raw spinach is very rich in insoluble fibre, 25% having soluble fiber and 75% insoluble fiber. Spinach is good for the heart, diabetics and eyes. Read this on the 17 benefits of spinach and why you should eat it.
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.
Onions (pyaz, kanda) : Raw onions are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness. Yes, it’s a source of many antioxidants, the most important one amongst them being Quercetin. The quercetin which promotes production of HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers total cholesterol in the body. The sulphur in onions act as a blood thinner and prevents blood clotting too. This in turn would lower blood pressure and good for heart, diabetics. Read the benefits of onions.
Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Low Cal Palak Soup ?
Yes, this is healthy. Raw spinach is very rich in insoluble fibre and good for heart and diabetes. We have used low fat milk which is perfect for diabetes. The quercetin in Onions promotes production of HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers total cholesterol in the body.
Can healthy individuals have Low Cal Palak Soup ?
Low Cal Palak Soup is good for
1. Healthy Recipes Lifestyle
2. Healthy low calorie soup
3. Low cholesterol soup
4. Athlete Soups
5. Pregnancy folic acid
6. Pregnancy Soup
7. Preconception recipe
8. Diabetic Soups
9. Low glycemic veg dinner
10. Low glycemic veg lunch
Low Cal Palak Soup is high in
1. Folic Acid : Folic acid is an essential vitamin required throughout pregnancy.
2. Vitamin C : Vitamin C is a great defence against coughs and colds.
3. Calcium : Calcium is a mineral that makes bones stay strong. Required from kids to adults.
4. Vitamin A : Vitamin A is crucial for healthy vision, cell growth and healthy skin.
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 59 calories that come from Low Cal Palak Soup?
Walking (6 kmph) = 18 mins
Running (11 kmph) = 6 mins
Cycling (30 kmph) = 8 mins
Swimming (2 kmph) = 10 mins
Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.