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Health hazards in Indian Sweets this Diwali

Health hazards in Indian Sweets this Diwali
Health hazards in Indian Sweets this Diwali

Silver Foiled Sweets

Health hazards in Indian Sweets this Diwali
Indian sweets are traditionally covered by ‘’edible’ silver foil’ or ‘Barkh’ to give a more appetizing and beautiful look to the sweets. However the edible covering or silver foil used for coating the sweets, are made from metals that can be harmful for health.

High Amount of Sugar

Health hazards in Indian Sweets this Diwali

Indian Sweets is prepared traditionally using high amounts of sugar and so they have a large amount of empty calories in them. Gulab Jamun: Two balls have about 387 calories. Jalebi: One piece is about 150 calories. Laddu: One piece has about 185 calories. Ras Malai: One piece has about 180 calories. Peda: One piece has about 82 calories. Halwa: One piece has about 100 calories. Kheer: One serving has 270 calories. Kaju Katli: One piece has about 58 calories. Karanji: One serving has about 224 calories. Cham Cham: One piece has about 175 calories.

Transfats in Indian Sweets

Health hazards in Indian Sweets this Diwali

Often Indian sweets are prepared using vanaspati ghee or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. These are transfats and toxic. They cause a wide range of lifestyle diseases including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, cancer and more.

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