India is all about festivity and fervor, and where there is festivity, there’s food. Talking about festivity, Teej is celebrated today in many parts of India and this festival is incomplete, if we won’t speak about the drool-worthy delicacy – ghevar.
Hold on! If you are thinking that reading about this dessert is such a waste of time, because it’s all sugar and carbs, then hold your horses – because what we are going to tell you will blow your mind right away.
FYI! Ghevar isn’t all that bad.
Nope, we are not kidding because even clinical nutritionist, Lovneet Batra says that eating ghevar is the need of the hour, and it can very well fill in for a healthy snack.
She says “Yes, ghevar is a healthy food, especially during the monsoon season. The thing is that this is the time when dehydrated climatic conditions lead to acidity, bloating, and restlessness. In this weather, having a slice of ghevar won’t harm at all. That’s because this sweet is made from ghee and helps in better digestion. Because of this, your gut stays healthy.”
Ms Batra also suggests that we feel lazy during the monsoon season, because of which our body needs instant energy. As it is made of ghee and has a topping of rabri, therefore, it is apt to power you through.
Plus, there have been cases where people feel gloomy in this weather, and what can be better than ghevar to uplift your spirits.
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She adds, “Yes, there is no denying that ghevar is loaded with calories, but if you eat it wisely and in balance, you can totally cherish this dessert guilt-free.”
“If you are eating it to resolve gut issues, go for maida-based ghevar but if you want instant energy, milk-based ghevar is the best”, says Lovneet Batra.
She also suggested that the portion size is of utmost importance, and having half a circle in a day is enough. But hold on, as there are some rules that you need to follow:
“As long as you have it in moderation, there is no issue in having it. Just don’t skip a meal and eat ghevar, as that might have a negative impact. Another point to keep in mind is that it can lead to a sugar spike. So, if someone has diabetes, they should add more fibre after having it,” concludes nutritionist Lovneet Batra.
The moral of the story is that it is all about balance. Ghevar is an indulgence but you can find a healthier way to beat your cravings and enjoy the festivities.