Nutritional Facts of Mawa Modak, Khoya Modak Recipe, Calories in Mawa Modak, Khoya Modak Recipe

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How many calories does one Mawa Modak have?

One Mawa Modak gives 85 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 32 calories, proteins account for 12 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 40 calories.  One Mawa Modak provides about 4 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Is Mawa Modak recipe. Rich and luscious, the Mawa Modak is a melt-in-the-mouth treat, which puts other mithai to shame with its unique taste and texture. Although it is quite a grand fare, the good news is that it is much easier to make than the traditional modak, which requires a bit of deft handwork. This modak on the other hand just requires you to pack the mixture into the modak mould, and de-mould after a press. Festive Occasion like Ganesh Chaturthi is the time to make umpteen varieties of Modak like

Is Mawa Modak healthy?

No, this is not healthy. Let's see why.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. 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. However diabetics must consider including low fat milk as advised by their dietitian only so as to avoid any fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Protein is another key nutrient which milk is rich in - 8.6 g from a cup. So all those looking to build protein stores can add milk and its products like curd and paneer to their diet. One cup of Milk gives 10 grams of carbs.  Low fat milk has lower fat and the same benefits of milk

2.Paneer : Paneer (Mava) contains high quality protein and calcium which aids in weight loss. Since paneer is low in carbs and high in protein it gets digested slowly and hence good for diabetesPotassium in paneer helps to reduce the effect of high sodium, by lowering blood pressure and contraction of blood vessels, resulting in improved heart health and reduced risk of heart attack. Great for weight loss and read the interesting article on is paneer good for you?

What's the problem?

1. Sugar : Sugar used in the recipe 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. This also causes high blood sugar levels in your body. The development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage. 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. Refinded carbohydrates like maida, sugar, bread, pasta, noodles and sugar on consumption get stored as unhealthy fat in the body. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Mawa Modak?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Sugar used in the recipe 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. This also causes high blood sugar levels in your body. The development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage. 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.

What is a healthier Indian dessert option ?

We suggest you try low fat gajjar halwa recipe which uses dates as a sweetener and low fat milk which works well for diabetics. Also dry fruits suffed dates is healthy. Make oats and mixed nuts ladoo recipe which is sweetened by jaggery or oats and dates kheer

Oats and Mixed Nuts Ladoo ( Healthy Laddu)

Oats and Mixed Nuts Ladoo ( Healthy Laddu)

Try a jowar based Indian dessert which is s a complex carb and will be absorbed slowly in the blood stream and not cause a spike in insulin. The jowar apple sheera recipe is made with the addition of cows milk and apples and sweetened with honey.

Can healthy individuals have Mawa Modak?

No.

Mawa Modak is high in

1. Calcium : Calcium  is a mineral that makes bones stay strong. Required from kids to adults.

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 85 calories that come from Mawa Modak?

Walking (6 kmph) = 26 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 9 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 11 mins          

Swimming (2 kmph) = 15 mins

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

Value per modak% Daily Values
Energy85 cal4%
Protein3.1 g6%
Carbohydrates8.1 g3%
Fiber0 g0%
Fat4.4 g7%
Cholesterol0.1 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A23.8 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.1 mg1%
Vitamin C0.9 mg2%
Vitamin E
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)0.8 mcg0%
MINERALS
Calcium134.7 mg22%
Iron0.1 mg0%
Magnesium2 mg1%
Phosphorus65.1 mg11%
Sodium0.2 mg0%
Potassium16.3 mg0%
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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