How many calories does one serving of Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly have?
One serving of Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly gives 163 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 90 calories, proteins account for 21 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 52 calories. One serving of Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly provides about 8 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.
See recipe Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly. We have heard repeatedly that flaxseeds are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, and are an essential food especially for vegetarians. But, many of us are at a loss of interesting ways to include it in our diet.
While we do attempt to include it in mukhwas , raita , etc., here we present a very innovative way to consume this fibre, calcium and Omega-3 fatty acid rich seed in the form of crunchy shakarparas, which can be enjoyed as an evening snack .
Is Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly healthy?
Yes, this is healthy.
Let's understand the Ingredients.
1. Flax seeds (Alsi) : Flax seeds are high in soluble and insoluble fibre which prevents surges in blood sugar levels. Hence, this is beneficial to those who are diabetic. Flax seeds are the richest source of plant Omega-3 (n3) fatty acids. Since flaxseeds are not a very good source of sodium they are safe to be consumed by individuals with High Blood Pressure. Flax seeds contain high levels of Lignans which have benefits of anti-ageing and restoring cellular health and good for heart. See detailed benefits of alsi, flaxseeds.
2. Whole Wheat flour : Whole wheat flour is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food. Whole wheat flour is rich in Phosphorus which is a major mineral which works closely with calcium to build our bones. Vitamin B9 helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially increase red blood cells. See detailed 11 benefits of whole wheat flour and why it's good for you.
3. Olive Oil : Olive oil is a strong antioxidant and good for heart. Also its has anti inflammation properties. This is one of the healthiest oil you can opt for. It has around 77% of MUFA. Olive oil, especially the extra virgin olive oil, is unrefined oil in its natural state and free of chemicals. Moreover, olive oil also possess polyphenols – a type of antioxidant which protects body cells and maintains heart health as well. Popular in Mediterranean cooking, this oil works best for salad dressings or quick sautéing recipes. They cannot be used for prolonged cooking at high temperatures. Note that its a fat at the end of the day so don't consume too much. Read the super article of which oil is the healthiest, avoid vegetable oil.
4. Dried mixed herbs : A jar of mixed herbs typically comprises basil, marjoram, oregano and thyme, each of which has high levels of healthy antioxidants.
• Most herbs, especially rosemary, sage, oregano, thyme have significant amounts of flavonoids, which can act as antioxidants to protect LDL cholesterol from being oxidised, inhibit the formation of blood clots, and provide anti-inflammatory and anti-tumour activity.
• Herbs are rich in vitamins, and in minerals, chlorophyll and natural antibiotics.
• Many herbs have valuable alkalising benefits.
• Herbs may also contain pain-relieving properties, aid in digestion, and strengthen the immune system.
• When using herbs for flavouring, we can reduce the need for salt, sugar and artificial flavourings, which will lead to great health benefits in the long run.
Note : 1 cup = 200 ml (standard cup available in the market). The weight in grams varies for each ingredient.
Can diabetics, heart patients and overweight individuals have Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly?
Yes, this recipe is good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Flax seeds are high in soluble and insoluble fibre which prevents surges in blood sugar levels. Hence, this is beneficial to those who are diabetic. Flax seeds are the richest source of plant Omega-3 (n3) fatty acids. Flax seeds contain high levels of Lignans which have benefits of anti-ageing and restoring cellular health and good for heart.
Can healthy individuals have Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly?
Yes, this is very healthy.
One serving of Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly is high in
1. Fiber : Dietary fiber reduce the risk of heart disease, prevent the spike in blood sugar levels and hence super for diabetics. Consume more fruits, vegetables, moong, oats, matki, whole grains.
2. Vitamin B1 : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells.
3. Vitamin B3 (niacin) : Vitamin B3 helps in brain functioning and mental health. Also healthy skin formation.
4. Magnesium : Magnesium is required for formation of bones and teeth. It helps in the metabolism of calcium and potassium.
5. Phosphorus : 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 163 calories that come from one serving of Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly?
Walking (6 kmph) = 49 mins
Running (11 kmph) = 16 mins
Cycling (30 kmph) = 22 mins
Swimming (2 kmph) = 28 mins
Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.