Trending: This Diwali, Mumbaikars opt for diet faral

Diwali and sweets are synonymous with each other and there are several varieties of sweets and snacks that are prepared during this festive season. Visiting friends, inviting them over and exchanging sweets is a tradition. With so many tempting delicacies during this festive occasion, most of us tend to forget everything about health and weight. Let's celebrate a healthy Diwali by opting for diet faral instead

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Diwali is at our doorstep and we certainly can’t hide our excitement. However, with an envious spread of Diwali sweets, Diwali snacks, and other indulgent Diwali recipes; it is perfectly normal for an average person to pack in an extra few kilos. On the contrary, some health conscious people avoid eating faral. But don’t fret! With a little bit of planning, we can ensure healthy eating during Diwali, for our families and for ourselves, by choosing diet faral.

Diet faral is 25 per cent more costly than the regular one. Baked karaanji, sugar-free laddoo, oil-free chivda, chakli and so on are included in the diet faral. Some ladies opt for it, keeping fitness in mind. But, some ladies cannot afford it and have made this diet faral at home by using less oil and ghee.

Prasad, the owner of Prasad Bakery, said, “This year, the diet faral is in demand. The diet faral includes low calorie karaanji, laddoo, methi-palak shankarpali.

Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Ankita Ghag, clinical nutritionist, Co-founder and director, Vacchan Arogya said, “People are taking special care of their health and are opt for diet faral which is available in the market. Use of Nachani and wheat in the diet faral is good for health.”

Rutika Murudkar, a clinical nutritionist at Naraindas Morbai Budhrani trust said, “The diet faral which is available in the market, is not harmful to health. But while buying it, ensure that the faral is not fried. Opt for faral made from Jowar and Nachni instead.”