Who doesn't love dessert? It's the perfect way to end a meal, with a sweet dish that brings a broad and beaming smile to everyone's face. Right from kids, to grandparents, ending on a sweet note is something that everyone looks forward to doing. One such popular dessert is custard. Prepared using milk, a packet of readymade custard mix, and a few fruits to go along with it, this quick recipe is a hit across the nation. If you don't know how this dish could be adding to your calories, then this blog is just for you.
The ingredients: Refined sugar, cornflour, common salt, artificial flavours, and preservatives make up the majority of the ingredients.
Carbohydrates: Each serving of custard contains 31 grams or 124 Kcal of carbohydrates. Of these, 25 grams come from refined sugar, and we know what refined sugar does to your body. If you haven't read our blog on why you should quit sugar and how your body reacts when you quit sugar, then click here to know more.
Fats: The most calorically dense macronutrient is fats, and we have, time and time again stated that we aren't against fats, so long as they come from a healthy source. Each serving of custard contains 8 grams or 72 Kcal of fats, making it calorically pretty heavy.
Protein: As always, the most important macronutrient protein is found in the lowest quantity at just 8 grams or 32 Kcal. While some of this protein comes from milk that's added to the custard powder, the rest of it comes from other inferior ingredients used, making this dish pretty useless from a health and wellness perspective.
The options: If you love sweets just like us and want to satisfy your sweet tooth, then there are various healthy and healthier options to choose from. You can add a scoop of flavoured protein powder to yogurt, hung, or plain curd, and if you find that too much of a hassle, then you can always opt for a sugarfree protein bar that will give you 10 grams of high quality and complete protein while being delicious at the same time.
If weight loss and fitness is your goal, then choosing the right foods plays a major role in staying healthy. To know more about your favourite dishes and the calories, keep following us for future updates.