Nutritional Facts of Kesar-Pista Lassi, Calories in Kesar-Pista Lassi

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How many calories does one glass of Kesar Pista Lassi have?

One glass of Kesar Pista Lassi gives 246 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 69 calories, proteins account for 42 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 135 calories.  One glass of Kesar Pista Lassi provides about 12 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view Kesar Pista Lassi recipeHere's a great recipe that uses pistachio nuts to make a cool and soothing lassi. This lassi combines the goodness of dry fruit and curds making at ideal breakfast drink.

Is Kesar Pista Lassi healthy?

No, not healthy. Made from curds, milk, saffron and sugar.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Milk and Low Fat Milk : 1 cup of milk provides 70% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of Calcium. Milk promotes strong bones. Milk low in carbs and therefore does not raise blood glucose levels. One cup of Milk gives 10 grams of carbs. Low fat milk has lower fat and the same benefits of milk

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?

Sugar : 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 Kesar Pista Lassi  ?

No. There is too much sugar used in the recipe which will shoot up your blood sugar levels and shut down the fat burning in to your body.

Can healthy individuals have Kesar Pista Lassi  ?

No. Too much sugar.

What is a healthier option to Kesar Pista Lassi?

We suggest you have a glass of masala chaas or tulsi tea

Kesar Pista Lassi 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 246 calories that come from one glass of Kesar Pista Lassi?

Walking (6 kmph) = 1 hr 14 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 25 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 33 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 42 mins

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

Value per % Daily Values
Energy246 cal12%
Protein7.9 g14%
Carbohydrates14.7 g5%
Fiber0.2 g1%
Fat13.8 g21%
Cholesterol24 mg6%
Vitamin A250.8 mcg5%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.2 mg18%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.3 mg3%
Vitamin C1.9 mg5%
Vitamin E0.2 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)12.2 mcg6%
Calcium325.5 mg54%
Iron0.9 mg4%
Magnesium37.6 mg11%
Phosphorus227.2 mg38%
Sodium28.6 mg2%
Potassium211.9 mg5%
Zinc0.2 mg2%
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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