Untold story of calories!

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Are you eating the right amount of calories?


Do you know what the term ‘calorie‘ actually means?


Cool facts about calories!

1. Calorie is nothing but a measure of energy that is required by your body to perform any activity. It is interesting to know that your body needs calories even when you sleep.
It is recommended that 45–65% of your calories come from carbohydrates, 10–35% from proteins and 20–35% from fat.
2. Due to the biological changes in the body, adolescents’ caloric requirements are high.
3. Pregnant women require 300 calories extra per day.
4. Calorie requirements of an individual can be calculated with the Harris-Benedict formula and Katch-McArdle formula.
5. Eat foods with more calories and less fat to stay healthy. It helps maintain ideal body weight.
6. If you eat more calories than you need, it would be difficult to reduce weight.
7. Nuts are rich in calories. They contain protein, fibre, mono and polyunsaturated fats and other vitamins and minerals.

Nutritional Overview
When you examine the nutritional facts of Indian food, you will also discover that just because a dish is vegetarian does not automatically imply that it is healthy. A lot of vegetarian meals have additional oil, clarified butter (ghee), and may have just as much fat as meat-containing meal.

Because there are many dishes that are packed with lean protein, beans and vegetables, the nutritional content of Indian food is abundant. There is always a whole wheat alternative for naan that is commonly called as roti. Brown basmati rice may be an excellent substitute for white rice, which is the typical base.

The following are 12 recipes list that contain loads of calories:

Item 1: Pav bhaji
Description: A fast food in Marathi cuisine. This Indian food is composed of bhaji, which is a thick potato-based curry, served with chopped onions, coriander, baked pav and a dash of lemon. The baked pav is often buttered on each side.
Approximate Calorie Content: 600 kcal per plate

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Item 2: Paneer bhurji
Description: This is an excellent Indian breakfast dish. Paneer bhurji also makes a fast and easy dinner meal when served along with hot parathas or chapatis.
Approximate Calorie Content: 412 kcal per a single medium-sized bowl

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Indian Food Item 3: Falooda
Description: This is a sweet and cold drink with a lot of different ingredients. Falooda is prepared by combining rose syrup with tapioca pearls, jelly pieces, basil seeds or psyllium and vermicelli along with either ice cream, water or milk.
Approximate Calorie Content: 300 kcal per a single serving in a big glass

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Item 4: Butter chicken
Description: This is a north-Indian dish that is a popular type of chicken curry sauce. Butter chicken can be ordered from almost all Indian restaurant menus. The chicken is prepared in creamy rich sauce made with butter, tomatoes, almonds and cashews. Butter chicken is also commonly known as chicken makhani.
Approximate Calorie Content: 490 kcal per serving

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Item 5: Chole bhature
Description: This dish is alternatively referred to as chana puri is a mixture of fried bread called bhatoora and chole.
Approximate Calorie Content: 450 kcal per serving

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Item 6: Ras mallai
Description: This is a sweet and popular Indian dessert. Ras which means juicy or juice, and malai, which means cream.
Approximate Calorie Content: 250 kcal per serving

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Item 7: Jalebi
Description: This is a popular Indian sweet. It is prepared by deep-frying a wheat-flour batter in circular shapes or pretzel, which are then soaked in sugary syrup. The sweets are served either cold or warm. Jalebi has a somewhat chewy texture and a sugary outside coating.
Approximate Calorie Content: 459 kcal per serving

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Item 8: Halwa
Description: This refers to a lot of sweet, dense confections popular in India. Halwa may also include several types of ingredients such as lentils, beans, different nuts, sunflower seeds and several vegetables such as squashes, yams, pumpkins and carrots.
Approximate Calorie Content: 57 kcal

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Item 9: Barfi
Description: This is a type of dessert which typically comes in the form of a lozenge. Barfi is usually, but not always, prepared by thickening sugar and milk along with other ingredients (mild spices and dry fruits). It is then spread in a shallow, flat dish which is then cut into bite-size pieces. These pieces are often decorated with edible silver foil.

Approximate Calorie Content: 103 kcal

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Item 10: Chicken Curry
Description: This dish is a popular delicacy in India. The basic ingredients in a chicken curry dish are curry and chicken. The curry powder, with a wide range of other spices such as ginger, saffron and masala powder are combined to create a sauce that will be blended with the chicken.
Approximate Calorie Content: 583 kcal

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Item 11: Chicken Tikkala Masala
Description: This is a dish which is composed of roasted chicken chunks served in a spicy sauce. The sauce is typically orange-colored, spiced and creamy. Chicken tikka masala derived its name from the similarity of spices used in chicken tikkas, which is a popular starter in Mughlai cuisine.
Approximate Calorie Content: About 438 to 557 kcal per small bowl, depending on the amount of butter used

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Item 12: Onion bhaji
Description: This is a spicy Indian snack that is composed of a core, which resembles potato fritters with numerous varieties. It is typically used as a topping on different Indiana meals however it has become popular to consume on its own as a snack.
Approximate Calorie Content: 190 kcal per 2 to 3 pieces based on size



Early morning: 10 Spirulina or green leafy veggie juice + 1 fruit of your choice
Breakfast: 1 bowl vegetable sprout poha with chutney / 3-4 dal paddu with sambhar / 2 oats idli + sambhar / 2 methi parantha with low-fat curd / 2 mixed vegetable adai uttapams + 1 bowl mixed veg sambhar.
Mid-morning: 1 fruit of your choice/fistful of Assorted nuts / 2 tbsp of trail mix
Pre-lunch: 1 bowl sprout salad of choice / 1 bowl mixed veggies chunky soup.
Lunch: 2 multigrain roti + 1 bowl veg or non-veg (seafood, fish, chicken) subji of choice + 1 bowl of thick dal / 1 bowl red rice + 1 bowl mixed vegetable sambhar + 1 bowl subji + 1 bowl low-fat curd
Snack: Til or peanut chikki with 1 cup spirulina and mixed veggie juice.
Dinner: 1 bowl fruit and veggie mixed salad of choice + 2 bran rotis (wheat roti or oat bran) + 1 bowl of non-veg subji / 1 bowl red rice or brown rice + 1 bowl dal + 1 bowl curd
Post-dinner (if you are up late): 1 glass of  protein shake.

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