November 29, 2015

The 'Natura' way...

According to a recent WHO report, the incidence of Diabetes in our country is predicted to reach a whopping fifty seven million by 2025. With the upward trend in prevalence, our country has become the Diabetic capital of the world. This threat to health is mainly due to urbanization, ethnicity, genetic predisposition, central obesity and Insulin resistance.

It is common knowledge that uncontrolled Diabetes can be our biggest enemy as it brings along with it the risk of complications. As a Diabetologist, I often encounter long standing Diabetic patients who find it impossible to maintain compliance when it comes to a diet plan devoid of sugar. As in the case of the forbidden fruit, most feel an irresistible urge to consume something sweet, especially on festive occasions and celebrations. We cannot really blame them. How long can your resist the temptation of sinking your tooth into a fat little gulab jamun soaked in delicious sugary syrup or that yummy looking custard that seems to beckon you every time you look its way? You finally give up and let yourself go. The happiness however does not stay for long, as you are overwhelmed with guilt soon after. This is not true only for diabetics. Those trying to watch their weight face similar emotional turmoil, and often end up losing their mind and not their weight.

If you are already feeling depressed reading this, then chances are you have been in similar situations. However, the good news is that you can now enjoy your favorite dessert without the guilt of indulgence. Thanks to Sugarfree Natura, the safe sugar substitute.

I have personally tried out a number of recipes in my kitchen by substituting sugar with Natura, and can vouch that one can hardly tell the difference. I hereby share with you one of my favorite sugarfree recipes; easy to make and totally guilt free, Gajar Ka Halwa.

1/4th kg carrots
1/2 litre milk
Sugar substitute (Sugar free Natura powder)
2 tbsps ghee
A handful of chopped dried fruits (limited quantity of rasins)
Nutmeg powder
1/4th tsp Cardamom powder

  1. Grate the carrots.
  2. Heat three tbsps of ghee or butter in a frying pan. 
  3. Add the grated carrots. Cook on low flame for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Add the milk to the above mixture until it thickens.
  5. Add 1/4th tsp cardamom powder and a pinch of nutmeg powder to the above mixture.
  6. Keep stirring on low flame until the ghee separates from the preparation.
  7. Now mix in 4-5 tbsps, that is roughly around 20 measures (with spoon that comes in the bottle) of Sugarfree Natura. Stir evenly.
  8. Sprinkle the chopped dried fruits over it.
  9. Serve hot or cold according to preference. 
That's it. You are sorted. Finger licking dessert ready in nine easy steps. Can it get any easier?
The next time you want to pamper your sweet tooth the healthy way, do it the Natura way.

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Maliny said...

Yummy recipe. I think there is need for awareness regarding the rise of the disease and if there are healthier detours providing equal satiation, it ought to be projected in the limelight. Good post.

Pri said...

Thanks Maliny.
Yes, Conditions like diabetes and hypertension are showing an increasing trend nowadays. What we fail to act on are the simple measures needed for good health.
I guess it's following the simple stuff that is most difficult :)

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