Are our generic evening snacks like Samosas or Pakoras healthy?

In the evening it’s common to experience hunger pangs or simply the urge to snack. Though snacking is often blamed for obesity, it is good if you. You should choose healthy snack options that aren’t loaded with calories or fats. In India snacks like pakoras and samosas tend to strengthen the bond between family members. So if the son is angry, the mother will make pakoras which will be used as the formula to calm him. If it’s raining, a pakora party is organised immediately. These unhealthy snacks like pakora, samosa, jalebi, gol gappa, bhujia, etc. may brighten your mood or relations but they have the capacity to destroy your body.One samosa has 25g of fat, the same as that of 1 slab of butter. These unhealthy snacks are like a slow poison which increase bad cholesterol and decrease good cholesterol from the body and makes one obese. The alternative food option that one can snack which are low calorie are salted popcorn, bran flakes with flavoured yogurt, apples with spoonful of peanut butter, chicken grilled sandwich with apple shake , fruits, vegetable

One samosa has 25g of fat, the same as that of 1 slab of butter. These unhealthy snacks are like a slow poison which increase bad cholesterol and decrease good cholesterol from the body and makes one obese. The alternative food option that one can snack which are low calorie are salted popcorn, bran flakes with flavoured yogurt, apples with spoonful of peanut butter, chicken grilled sandwich with apple shake , fruits, vegetable poha, cornflakes bhel, upma, vegetable sandwich, murmura (puffed rice), masala idli with vegetables, biscuits (Marie, Monaco) , diet khakra , and boiled egg.Generally, for dinner, it is said that we must avoid carbohydrates, fat, etc. It is also said that one should consume them in the evening.  I really don’t understand why people avoid carbohydrates or fat in the dinner. How can you be afraid of the nutrients which give you energy, ease your bowel movements and take care of your brain? Potatoes, bread, roti, and rice are all parts of your meal. It is very important to have carbohydrates in your diet.

Generally, for dinner, it is said that we must avoid carbohydrates, fat, etc. It is also said that one should consume them in the evening.  I really don’t understand why people avoid carbohydrates or fat in the dinner. How can you be afraid of the nutrients which give you energy, ease your bowel movements and take care of your brain? Potatoes, bread, roti, and rice are all parts of your meal. It is very important to have carbohydrates in your diet.Your meals must have 70% of carbohydrates because it provides energy to your body. Your body is just like a car which needs petrol in the form of carbohydrates to run. Same is with our body; if we have proper meals with balanced nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, it will work properly.

Your meals must have 70% of carbohydrates because it provides energy to your body. Your body is just like a car which needs petrol in the form of carbohydrates to run. Same is with our body; if we have proper meals with balanced nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, it will work properly.Weight loss is also a type of health gain. The ideal time for consuming evening snacks is 4 pm to 6 pm and the day’s schedule should be like:

Weight loss is also a type of health gain. The ideal time for consuming evening snacks is 4 pm to 6 pm and the day’s schedule should be like:

Breakfast – 9 pm

Mid morning– 12 pm -12:30 pm

Lunch – 2 pm

Evening – 4 pm-6 pm

Dinner – 8 pm-8:30 pm

Post dinner – 9:30 pm

There must be a proper gap between the meals. You should go easy on the greasy.  By simply eliminating the unhealthy food from your lifestyle, you can lose a lot of extra weight and will be free from various diseases.

Try to switch to healthy options and live a healthy and comfortable life. A little switch in your eating pattern can make your family healthy.

Dietician Jasleen kaur
(Health expert Jasleen kaur is actively working in the field of weight management and lifestyle disorders. She believes in the natural way of achieving a healthy lifestyle and does not endorse artificial methods like machines, medicines, supplements etc.  At her clinic, she deals with individuals who are obese or suffering from lifestyle disorders namely – diabetes, thyroid, hypertension etc. she also educates and conducts seminars and workshops for schools to educate children and parents about health and nutrition. )

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