Nutritional Facts of Masala Chai Or Masala Tea, Calories in Masala Chai Or Masala Tea

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one cup of Masala Tea have?

One cup of Masala Tea gives 105 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 49 calories, proteins account for 10 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 33 calories.  One cup of Masala Tea provides about 5 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

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Is Masala Tea healthy?

Sadly, this masala chai recipe uses a lot of sugar. Made of sugar, milk, lemon grass, tea powder and adrak. No, India chai or masala chai is not healthy. 

What's the problem with masala chai?

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 over weight individuals have Masala Tea?

No, this recipe uses 4 tablespoons sugar for 7 cups which is way too much sugar. Being diabetic, cardiac patient or on weight loss, stay clear of sugar. To this recipe there is full fat milk which means more calories. 
 
Can healthy individuals have Masala Tea?

Not really. There is 1.7 teaspoons of sugar added to each cup of tea. Immagine the havoc this creates. Find a healthy option to have in the morning.

What is a healthier option to Masala Tea?

We love solving complex health problems at tarladalal and always have healthy options. We suggest try ginger cinammon tea recipe which uses only one teaspoon honey for 4 cups of tea and only 5 calories for ginger cinammon tea. This is safe for diabetics, cardiac and others. Even better option is tulsi tea recipe made from tulsi and lemon juice. 

Tulsi Tea
Tulsi Tea

How to burn 105 calories that come from one cup of Masala Tea?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         32  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =          11  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =         14  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         18  mins
   

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

Value per cup% Daily Values
Energy105 cal5%
Protein2.5 g5%
Carbohydrates12.2 g4%
Fiber0 g0%
Fat3.7 g6%
Cholesterol9.1 mg2%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A91.4 mcg2%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.1 mg1%
Vitamin C0.6 mg2%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)4.1 mcg2%
MINERALS
Calcium120.7 mg20%
Iron0.2 mg1%
Magnesium11.5 mg3%
Phosphorus75.4 mg13%
Sodium10.9 mg1%
Potassium59.7 mg1%
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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