Haldiram’s Aloo Bhujia is definitely not your best friend warns the Centre for Science and Environment!

I am LARGE but not with Aloo Bhujia! I prefer catnip!

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Are you a big fan of Haldiram’s Aloo Bhujia when you are hungry and want a quick snack? Well just remember that this Bhujia is not your best friend, according to a study done by the CSE, Centre for Science and Environment.

 

The CSE studied 16 major and much loved junk foods in India and found that they were all telling us lies about what they contained, and misleading us about how good they were for our health!

 

The findings about our popular Indian Snacks are in this order.

 

Total fat: 36 gms.

Carbs or Carbohydrates: 50 gms

Trans fats (bad fats) :

0.7 gms in Kurkure Masala Munch!

2.5 gms in Haldiram’s Aloo Bhujia

salt: 1.6 gm in Kurkure Masala

3.3 gms in Haldiram’s Aloo Bhujia.

Values per 100 gms and what do these numbers mean?

CSE tells us that all these snacks are highly fatty foods. Don’t eat too much of Aloo Bhujia! You will only get a heavy doze of salt and Trans fat!

 

Eating a packet of Kurkure will exhaust one third of your calorie quota and two third of your total fat quota for the day!

 

Remember that an adult male can have 2.6 grams of transfats per day! An adult woman can have 2.1 grams and children can have 2.3 grams. But these are only your snacks and if you are watching a movie or chatting with friends you are likely to have more than one Aloo Bhujia packet, more than one Kurkure Masala packet and so on!

So can you imagine what these snacks are doing to your body? Instead try to make your own baked snacks at home, have fun making them and discover that they can taste as good as your outside snacks, and will be cheaper, healthier and fun to make!

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I stay slim with long walks and fresh home cooked fish!No Kurkure for me!

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