Nutritional Facts of Sandesh

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CUISINE
Bengali Sweets
COURSE
Chenna
Sandesh

How many calories does one piece of Sandesh  have?

One piece of Sandesh gives 188 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 77 calories, proteins account for 32 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 79 calories. One piece of Sandesh provides about 9 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view Sandesh recipe. A light creamy delicacy from West Bengal made with curdled milk. It is an art to make this recipe which requires practice and patience.

Is Sandesh healthy?

Sandesh is a Bengali milk based mithai which is made up of Chenna and Sugar. The Chenna is good with lots of Calcium and Phosphorus but the addtion of Sugar makes it not suitable for a healthy recipe. So eat in moderation and avoid if you are on weight loss.

One piece of Sandesh is 188 calories. But the calories from sugar is the probem as that causes rapid body inflammation and the start of all kinds of lifestyle diseases. 

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. The Calcium in Milk helps to protect your teeth against gum disease and keeps your jaw bone strong and healthy. Milk is low in carbs and therefore does not raise blood glucose levels. However diabetics must consider including low fat milk as advised by their dietitian only so as to avoid any fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Protein is another key nutrient which milk is rich in - 8.6 g from a cup. So all those looking to build protein stores can add milk and its products like curd and paneer to their diet. One cup of Milk gives 10 grams of carbs.  Low fat milk has lower fat and the same benefits of milk

What's the problem?

Sugar : Sugar used in the recipe 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. 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. Refinded carbohydrates like maida, sugar, bread, pasta, noodles and sugar on consumption get stored as unhealthy fat in the body. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Sandesh ?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Sugar used in the recipe 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. To live a healthy life, try and cut sugar which from your diet. It requires a slow and deliberate attempt to do it.

What is a healthier Indian dessert option ?

We suggest you try low fat gajjar halwa recipe which uses dates as a sweetener and low fat milk which works well for diabetics. Make oats and mixed nuts ladoo recipe which is sweetened by jaggery or oats and dates kheer

Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa

Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa

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.

Sandesh 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.

Can healthy individuals have Sandesh ?

No, this recipe is not healthy.

How to burn 188 calories that come from one piece of Sandesh?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         56  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =          19  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =         25  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         32  mins
   
   
   
   

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

Click here to view Sandesh recipe
Value per per piece% Daily Values
Energy188 cal9%
Protein5.2 g9%
Carbohydrates17.6 g6%
Fiber0.1 g0%
Fat7.9 g12%
Cholesterol19.2 mg5%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A192 mcg4%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.1 mg1%
Vitamin C3.5 mg9%
Vitamin E
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)7.2 mcg4%
MINERALS
Calcium256.2 mg43%
Iron0.3 mg1%
Magnesium23.9 mg7%
Phosphorus156.6 mg26%
Sodium22.9 mg1%
Potassium124.2 mg3%
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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