Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Nutritional Value in Indian Food

There are basically 5 major component in any diet that most people are concerned about or I should say they should be concerned about:

1. CALORIES
2. PROTEIN
3. CARBOHYDRATES
4. FAT
5. FIBER

No matter what you eat they will have some of the above items in them, In this post I will compare few of them:

Most common DESI FOOD: (All the daal's are 1/2 cup cooked)














The most common food and their nutritional value. This will help you to decide which food is better and what to avoid. I was surprised to see that a onion can have as much as 16gms of carbs and we eat things like that as if they don't hold any nutritional value. (of course its a vegetable carbs but still contains 67 cal.).

If you look at the cal. content 1 serving of daal is equal to an entire meal now think about the stuff we add to it (roti, rice, sabji) and that is the reason the cal. content goes through the roof.

So next time be careful in mixing things up (either roti or rice & use more green vegetables and less roots when you are having daal cause of the carbs)

Now go out there and workout some!

Thank you

Achal


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5 comments:

Kiran Sawhney said...

You explain very basic things so nicely. That is exactly how they need to be explained. Then people follow it and they understand the concept. Some of the facts here like calories and carbs in onions were new info for me too. Always get to learn from your blog.

Achal "FIT GURU" said...

kiran >>thank you kiran your blog also give me a huge deal of knowledge. I always learn new exercises and brand new ways of burning calories

Deepak K said...

Finally a post that make so much sense. Good to see someone paying attention to Desi Food.

Keep up the good work!

Achal "FIT GURU" said...

Deepak >> thank you for your comment. I try to cover as much as I can through my blogs on our wonderful food & exercise!

Ramas Blog said...

dear fitness guru

Good piece of information

Thank U

LRamachandran
ramas blog