Diwali Special: 5 things to keep in mind before eating sweets

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  • sweets

    Diwali is incomplete without bingeing on sweets. With so many different types of sweets around, it’s hard to resist. While eating in moderation is the key, here are few more tips you need to follow when it comes to eating sweets.

  • morning

    Do not eat sweets on empty stomach. Most kids might end up eating sweets first thing in the morning, which will only add up to stomach woes.

  • meals

    Do not eat sweets after meals as it adds to your overall sugar intake. Moreover, in the long run, it increases your risk of obesity and other related health conditions.

  • sleep

    Do not have sweets just before hitting the bed. It will not only up to your caloric intake but also increase your blood glucose level at night.

  • Rasmalai

    Make sure you do not store sweets in a refrigerator for more than a day. Sweets made from milk must be consumed on the day itself or it can lead to stomach complications.

  • laddoos

    The best time to have sweets is in between the meals as it gives you an instant energy and also prevents any dip in your blood glucose level.



With inputs from Naini Setalvad, a renowned dietitian and obesity consultant, Mumbai.

Image Source: Shutterstock

Published: October 16, 2017 12:13 pm

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