Homemade Sweets: Here’s Why You Must Eat Them Without Worrying About Weight Gain Or Diabetes

Homemade Sweets: Here's Why You Must Eat Them Without Worrying About Weight Gain Or Diabetes

Homemade sweets made with nourishing ingredients will not harm your health

Highlights

  1. Homemade sweets are made with jaggery and ghee
  2. Such ingredients are beneficial for your health
  3. Even diabetics can have homemade sweets in controlled proportions

Homemade sweets: Sugar is definitely bad for your health. But there’s always scope for portion control and moderation. Diabetes, obesity, inflammation and high cholesterol are all conditions caused by a multiple factors, and not just sugar intake. Even if you want to lose weight, a little sugar in your diet will not harm your health. Highlighting the same is lifestyle coach Luke Coutinho on Facebook. In his live video, he talks about homemade Indian sweets as compared to commercially prepared sweets and desserts, and why the former is a clear winner.

Homemade sweets: Why you must eat them guilt-free

Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar is of the belief that you should eat homemade traditional sweets, especially during festivals. It is a way to bring families together and should be looked at as an opportunity to share culture with the younger generation. Laddoos, barfis, chikki, and multiple other sweets can be prepared at home with wholesome and nourishing ingredients that are not going to affect your weight or your health.

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It is better to have homemade sweets rather than chocolates or fancy desserts
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When you cook sweets, or any other food at home, it gives you complete control over what you are going to put in it. Ghee, jaggery, besan, nuts, sesame seeds, cardamom, cinnamon and a variety of other spices go in making Indian sweets. We have discussed health benefits of these ingredients at length previously.