Nutritional Facts of Shepu Sweet Idlis ( Know Your Green Leafy Vegetables), Calories in Shepu Sweet Idlis ( Know Your Green Leafy Vegetables)

by Tarla Dalal
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Cooking Method
Steam

Occasion & Party
Indian Birthday Party

How many calories does one Shepu Sweet Idli have?

One Shepu Sweet Idli gives 110 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 93 calories, proteins account for 7 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 10 calories.  One Shepu Sweet Idli provides about 6 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to see Shepu Sweet Idli recipe.  An innovative variant of the traditional steamed idlis, these are sweetened with jaggery! it should ideally be served hot with ghee poured on top of the idlis.

Is Shepu Sweet Idli healthy?

Sweet Shepu Idli  an ideal fermetned food. Forms a perfect low calorie breakfast recipe and a snack enjoyed all over the country. So you are better off snacking on an idli than eating any form of processed foods. This Idli is made from suva/shepu vegetable, rice, jaggery, rice flake and buttermilk to get that lovely sourness taste to the idli

Let's understand the Ingredients Shepu Sweet Idlis.

What's good in Shepu Sweet Idli.

Coconut : The fresh coconut has saturated fats but most of it is MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) which promote weight loss. The high fibre content 13.6 gm (45.3% of RDA) along with high lauric acid content of coconut improves cholesterol levels in the body. Improving the action of insulin secretion and lowering the raised blood sugar levels is yet another benefit of coconut for Diabetics. See here for 10 amazing benefits of coconut.  

Buttermilk : Buttermilk is lower in fat and calories than regular milk because the fat from buttermilk has already been removed to make butter. Easily digestible in comparison to whole milk, it also contains more lactic acid than skim milk. Thus, those with digestive problems are often advised to drink buttermilk rather than milk.

Jaggery (Gur) : When compared to sugar, which provides only empty calories, jaggery is considered to be a superior natural sweetener. Sugar is definitely one of the causes of many chronic diseases, but jaggery too needs to be consumed in moderate amounts. What you would consume is just about a tbsp (18 g) or a tsp (6 g). While those with heart diseases and weight loss can have a dessert made with this quantity of jaggery occasionally as an option to refined sugar, but diabetics need to avoid this sweetener too as it can spike blood sugar levels instantly. Read is jaggery healthy for complete details.

Dill Leaves ( Suva bhaji, Shepu) : Our body needs to build white blood cells (WBC) to strengthen our immune system. Dill leaves with its loads of vitamin C helps us achieve this goal. Dill leaves are rich in antioxidants Vitamin A and Vitamin C which  prevent or stop cell damage in your body and thus lowers the risk of chronic diseases like cancerdiabetes and heart disease. See detailed benefits of dill leaves

What's problem in Shepu Sweet Idli.

Rice : Here are the pros for rice. Rice is a great source of complex carbohydrates, which is an important source of energy for our body. Rice is low in fibre and therefore a good option for people suffering from diarrhoea. What's not good in rice. Foods like rice are high in Glycemic index are not suitable for weight loss, heart patients,  diabetics as they affect the blood sugar control levels. See details of is white rice and parboiled rice good for you?

Note : 1 cup = 200 ml (standard cup available in the market). The weight in grams varies for each ingredient. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Shepu Sweet Idli ?

No, this idlis is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. rice are high in Glycemic index are not suitable for weight loss, heart patients,  diabetics as they affect the blood sugar control levels. Sugar is definitely one of the causes of many chronic diseases, but jaggery too needs to be consumed in moderate amounts. But diabetics need to avoid this sweetener too as it can spike blood sugar levels instantly.

Can healthy individuals have Shepu Sweet Idli ?

Yes, they can have this idlis, but limited quantity.

What are the healthier Idli recipes?

See the healthiest idli options like dal and vegetable idli recipe, moong sprouts and palak idli recipegreen moong dal and vegetable idli recipe or barley idli which has no rice. Read which idlis and dosas are healthy?

Green Moong Dal and Vegetable Idli

Green Moong Dal and Vegetable Idli

What is a healthy accompaniment to Shepu Sweet Idlis?

Serve it with a healthy sambar or coconut chutney.  To idli, we recommend a nice piping hot bowl of sambar

Sambhar

Sambhar

Shepu Sweet Idlis is good for

1. Healthy Recipes Lifestyle

2. Weight Gain

3. Diabetics Breakfast in limited quantity

4.  Diabetes with heart issues

5. Kids high fibre

6. Lower Blood pressure breakfast recipe

7. Athletes smoothie

8. Kids weight gain recipe

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 110 calories that come from one Shepu Sweet Idlis

Walking (6 kmph) =                33  mins
Running (11 kmph) =                 11  mins
Cycling (30 kmph) =                15  mins
Swimming (2 kmph) =                 19  mins

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

Value per idli% Daily Values
Energy110 cal6%
Protein1.7 g3%
Carbohydrates23.2 g8%
Fiber1.1 g4%
Fat1.2 g2%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A50.9 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.5 mg4%
Vitamin C0.1 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)1.9 mcg1%
MINERALS
Calcium8 mg1%
Iron0.8 mg4%
Magnesium21.8 mg6%
Phosphorus45.2 mg8%
Sodium2 mg0%
Potassium25.4 mg1%
Zinc0.3 mg3%
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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