How many calories does one serving of Methi Pitla have?
One serving of Mithi Pitla gives 226 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 82 calories, proteins account for 27 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 117 calories. One serving of Mithi Pitla provides about 11 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.
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Is Methi pitla good for diabetics, heart patients and those overweight?
Methi pitla is made from besan, methi, onions and Indian spices.
Methi Pitla is made of all healthy ingredients and will not raise your blood sugar levels. Diabetics can safely have methi pitla and it forms a meal by itself. BUT you need to cut the oil used by 50% in this recipe. As you can see below that besan is a complex carb with more protein and perfect for weight loss, diabetics.
Let's understand the ingredients of methi pitla.
Besan : Besan has more good fat than whole wheat flour and also more protein content. Rich in complex carbohydrates and with a low glycemic index, besan is good for diabetics too. See detailed benefits of besan and why it's good for you.
Methi (fenugreek leaves) : Methi leaves are low in calorie, powerful antioxidant, cures mouth ulcers. Rich in Vitamin K which is good for bone metabolism. See all benefits of methi leaves here.
Onions : Yes, its a great Anti Oxidant. The phytochemical present in onions along with their Vitamin C help boost your immunity. The chromium in onions help regulate your blood pressure. The sulphur in the onion which brings you tears is actually good for your eyes. Raw onions keep your heart healthy and see here for total benefits of onions.
What is a healthy accompaniment to the methi pitla?
We suggest a bajra roti, jowar roti or whole wheat roti to make a healthy combination with methi pitla. Even better is to try this whole wheat bhakri recipe. These Indian breads are safe for diabetics, weight loss and cardiac patients. Remember to eat more fibre and complex carbs and keep fat levels low. Methi pitla + bhakri is complete healthy meal.
Methi Pitla is high in
1. Folic Acid
: Folic acid
is an essential vitamin required throughout pregnancy.
: 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.
3. 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.
How to burn 226 calories that come from one serving of Methi Pitla?
Walking (6 kmph) = 1 hr 8 mins
Running (11 kmph) = 23 mins
Cycling (30 kmph) = 30 mins
Swimming (2 kmph) = 39 mins
Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual