Nutritional Facts of Piyush, Faral Piyush Recipe, Calories in Piyush, Faral Piyush Recipe

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How many calories does one serving of Piyush have?

One serving of Piyush gives 236 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 112 calories, proteins account for 22 calorie and remaining calories come from fat which is 75 calories.  One serving of Piyush provides about 12 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view Piyush recipe. This is a popular Gujarati sweet made of thick curds and loads of sugar. 

Is Piyush healthy?

No, Piyush is not healthy. Made from shrinkhand, buttermilk, saffron and sugar. 

Let's understand the ingredients. 

What's bad?

Sugar : There is too much sugar used in the recipe. The shrikhand has sugar plus sugar is again added to the dessert. 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. 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 Piyush ?

No, far too much sugar is used.
 
Can healthy individuals have Piyush?

Juat sugar does not work for anyone. 

What is a healthier option to Piyush?

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.

Jowar Apple Sheera, Healthy Indian Sweet
 Jowar Apple Sheera, Healthy Indian Sweet

Piyush is high in

1. Calcium : Calcium  is a mineral that makes bones stay strong. Required from kids to adults.
2. Phosphorous Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones. 
 
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 236 calories that come from one serving of Piyush?

Walking (6 kmph) = 1 hr 11 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 24 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 31 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 40 mins

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

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy236 cal12%
Protein5.5 g10%
Carbohydrates28 g9%
Fiber0 g0%
Fat8.3 g13%
Cholesterol20.4 mg5%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A204.2 mcg4%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.1 mg1%
Vitamin C1.3 mg3%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)7.1 mcg4%
MINERALS
Calcium268 mg45%
Iron0.3 mg1%
Magnesium24.2 mg7%
Phosphorus165.9 mg28%
Sodium24.2 mg1%
Potassium114.9 mg2%
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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