Nutritional Facts of Oats Methi Muthia, Calories in Oats Methi Muthia

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How many calories does one serving of Oats Methi Muthia have?

One serving of Oats Methi Muthia gives 133 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 82 calories, proteins account for 22 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 30 calories.  One serving of Oats Methi Muthia provides about 7 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view. Oats Methi Muthia Recipe. This recipe proves that you can make healthier versions of almost any dish by throwing in a few thoughtful ingredients – like oats in this case.

Using oats and methi to make the popular Gujarati snack makes it a wonder dish for diabetics. Since both oats and methi are rich in fibre, they help control blood sugar levels.

Steaming ensures minimal use of oil making this a great option for weight-watchers too.

The oats methi muthia is also a winner in the flavour and aroma categories, and will go on to top the charts if you serve with green chutney for added zing!

Is Oats Methi Muthia healthy?

Yes, this is healthy. But restrictions apply to some.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Oats : Oats are a great source of protein for Vegetarians. It is rich in soluble fibre (to make it good for diabetics), which helps lower blood LDL cholesterol, the so-called "Bad" cholesterol. Whole Oats have an antioxidant called Avenanthramide (a polyphenol from oats) which helps lower blood pressure levels. Soluble fibre absorbs water and swells and to become gel like substance which helps in the absorption of nutrients like B Vitamins and minerals like Magnesium and Zinc which are key to a good heart. See here why oats are good for you?

2. Methi leaves (fenugreek leaves) : Methi leaves are low in caloriepowerful antioxidant and cures mouth ulcers. Fenugreek leaves help in improving glucose and insulin responses, hence good for diabetics. The levels of cholesterol also reduced with intakes of fenugreek leaves. Rich in Vitamin K which is good for bone metabolism. They are good source of iron which is important for Iron rich foods for pregnant women as well as other individuals. Iron is a part of hemoglobin in the blood. A deficiency of iron may cause anaemia and that may decrease your work ability and make you fatigue easily. See all benefits of methi leaves here. 

3. Curd + Low fat Curds :  Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon, if curd is used with rice.They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet. 

What's the problem?

1. 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. But once again, it’s minus the fibre which is also one of the important nutrient to maintain healthy heart. So don’t opt for just the plain rava upma… instead toss in some sprouts or veggies and limit the amount of salt used and then add it occasionally to your meals. 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?

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Oats Methi Muthia?

Oats Methi Muthia – A Fiber Rich Snack for Diabetes, Weight loss and Heart Patients.

Oats and Methi the two important ingredient of this famous Gujarati snack recipe are extremely diabetic-friendly. Oats abounds in beta-glucagon which delays the rise in blood glucose levels, while the fenugreek is known to improve insulin response. Both these ingredients are fairly suitable for diabetics and healthy heart as well. The fiber in them helps to keep cholesterol under check and curb weight gain too. Two tbsp of semolina, though refined, has been in these muthia. This is because it gives the necessary binding, else the muthia will break open while steaming. Temper them in minimal oil as mentioned in the recipe and serve them with green chutney. For diabetics the suggested serving size is half.

Oats Methi Muthia is high in

1. Vitamin C :  Vitamin C is a great defence against coughs and colds.

2. Vitamin B1 : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells. 

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.

8 Pointers to Go Healthy and Stay Healthy

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.

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. 

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.

8.  Sleep early and get up early. Get your body into rhythm and it will function best. Sleep helps your body to recover.

 

How to burn 133 calories that come from Oats Methi Muthia?

Walking (6 kmph) = 40 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 13 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 18 mins          

Swimming (2 kmph) = 23 mins

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

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy133 cal7%
Protein5.4 g10%
Carbohydrates20.6 g7%
Fiber3.7 g15%
Fat3.3 g5%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A489.5 mcg10%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.2 mg20%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.5 mg4%
Vitamin C9.9 mg25%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)15.8 mcg8%
MINERALS
Calcium111.2 mg19%
Iron1.2 mg6%
Magnesium55.1 mg16%
Phosphorus86 mg14%
Sodium23.5 mg1%
Potassium97.6 mg2%
Zinc1 mg10%
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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