Nutritional Facts of Nacho Chips, Calories in Nacho Chips

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one Nacho Chip have?

One Nacho Chip gives 24 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 7 calories, proteins account for 1 calorie and remaining calories come from fat which is 16 calories.  One Nacho Chip provides about 1 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

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Who doesn’t like nacho chips? From a kid to the most elderly every one enjoys nachos. Nacho chips are supremely versatile. There’s no better option than making homemade Mexican nacho chips gulping it all down with guacamole.

Nacho chips are crispy treat for your taste buds and tooth. The characteristics of corn chips are quite different from other chips due to the combination of maize flour and plain flour.

The methods of making nacho chips is easy. They are readily available in India but making them at home is healthy and efficient. We have started with knead a dough, combine maize flour, plain flour, oil, carom seeds, dried oregano and salt. We have used little plain flour as maize flour is gluten free and doesn’t have stretchy quality and can break while rolling, so plain flour helps in binding. Knead into a soft dough, make sure it is not sticky. Divide the dough into equal portions and roll them into a roti and cut into triangles. Further take a fork, prick them so that they don’t puff up and comes out crispy. Fry them till golden brown and your fresh deep fried Indian style nacho chips are ready!



You can also store homemade Mexican nacho chips in an air tight container or atleast 15 days. corn chips makes a perfect jar snack for your kids and everyone at home. You can also make nacho chips healthy by baking it rather than frying.

Enjoy crunchy nacho chips with your favourite dipNacho chips can also be used to add a crunch to soups and salads like Mexican Nacho Soup and Mexican Salad. We have also used crushed nacho chips in our recipe for Burrito Bowl, a satiating one-dish meal.

Is Nacho Chips healthy?

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

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Maize flour ( makai ka atta) : Maize flour is a carbohydrate rich and energy rich flour loaded with fibre. Cornmeal prevents your blood sugar from shooting up and loaded with Zinc which is necessary for the formation of insulin. Maize flour is a good source of magnesium which is necessary for maintaining a steady heartbeat and normal blood pressure. The fibre binds with the bile salts and throws it out of the body, which helps in reducing the cholesterol from the body and good for  heart. Find out is maize flour is healthy and how to make it part of your diet.  

What's the problem?

1. Deep fried foods : This recipe is deep fried. Any food that is deep fried is not suitable for healthy living. Your fat levels increase as deep frying increases oil absorption. Also when you use the same oil again for deep frying then smoking point decreases which leads to the development of blue smoke which is not good for health. Processed food, Deep Fried Foods also increases inflammation in the body and shuts down the fat burning process. Most diseases from heart, to cardio vascular, diabetes, parkinsons, alzheimer, cancer and obesity result when the cells get inflamed and don't then function correctly. Inflammation in the arteries can cause heart attacks. So your diet should contain foods that fight inflammation in the body. That's how your body gets healthier by eating the right stuff. So you have given the cells in your body the right food to stay healthy and that is so important in staying disease free for the rest of your life.  

2. Plain flour (maida) : This recipe uses plain flour or maida which is refined carb not suitable for healthy lifestyle. Maida consumption in any food should be totally avoided or just a little bit of usage as any consumption of this will cause a larger spike in blood levels which is not good for diabeticsheart patientsThe 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.  Read is maida good for you to understand fully.

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Nacho Chip?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss.

Can healthy individuals have Nacho Chip?

8 Pointers to get healthy on a Indian diet

1. Eat healthy and say yes to good home cooked food. Prefer whole grains like oatmeal, quinoa, buckwheat, barley and healthy flours like bajra flour, jowar flour, quinoa flour, wheat flour etc. rather than refined ones like maida. Have healthy Indian fats like ghee, coconut, coconut oil in your diet.

2. Opt out of junk food, packaged food, deep fried foods. Prefer steamed snacks and other non-fried snacks. Check out some Healthy Indian Snacks. Remember to eat small frequent meals through the day as that will keep you always full and prevent your blood sugar from dropping. By starving your body through some diet, will not help you one bit. In fact, dieting will make you binge on 2 to 3 meals which is not good. 

Skip having Indian junk foods like pav bhaji, bata vada, pakoras, gulab jamun as they cause your body to have insulance resistance. The resultant is your body will store more carbohydrates as fats, causing storage of fat in the stomach causing a paunch and slowing down of our fat burning process. So its a bad cyle which causes you more more hunger and fatigue every time you eat junk food. 

3. Have 4 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 3 servings of fruit is a must. Follow the logic of a vegetable in each main meal of the day and a fruit in-between meals. Check out a few Healthy Indian Soups and Healthy Indian Salads  recipes using this food group.           

4. Cut down on sugar and salt in your diet and pick honey ( very small amounts) or dates to sweeten your food. Slowly cut the sugar habit as this is not going to happen over night. 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. 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. 

Salt and blood pressure. Apart from stress and obesity, one of the main reasons for high blood pressure is excessive sodium and salt intake. Most people find it difficult to limit the amount of salt in their cooking, thinking it will affect the taste of their favourite dishes. 

This is not true. Bajra and jowar are rich in potassium and critical for those with High Blood Pressure as it lessens the impact of sodium. Eating more Potassium Rich Foods will remove more sodium from your body through urine. So include the basic bajra roti and jowar roti in your daily diet to have with Lower Blood Pressure Subzis Recipes

5. Befriend a few healthy seeds and nuts like chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts and almonds. 

6.  Sprouts are called ‘living food’. They are high is most nutrients and easy to digest as well. Let them feature in your meals at least thrice a week. Also Read : All Benefits about Sprouts

7.  Exercise 45 minutes every day. No excuse. You can walk fast, run, do weights, play your favourite sport or go to the gym. No activity reduces muscle tissue which will lead to muscke loss and all kinds of problems with that. 

8.  Sleep early and get up early. Get your body into rhythm and it will function best. Sleep helps your body to recover and makes you look much younger. Also getting good sleep prevent muscle loss. 

How to burn 24 calories that come from one Nacho Chip?

Walking (6 kmph)     =           7  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =            2  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =           3  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =           4  mins

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

Value per nacho chip% Daily Values
Energy24 cal1%
Protein0.2 g0%
Carbohydrates1.8 g1%
Fiber0.1 g0%
Fat1.8 g3%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A17.1 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.1 mg1%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)0.4 mcg0%
MINERALS
Calcium0.3 mg0%
Iron0.1 mg0%
Magnesium1.9 mg1%
Phosphorus5.1 mg1%
Sodium0.2 mg0%
Potassium5.8 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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