The first shock was came to be was the fact that I’ve just consumed 433 calories-worth of food and the second shock came to be was when I know that I’ve consumed half of the normal daily sodium intake for adults in just one meal. Who’s to blame? Flour, baking soda and baking powder. As most of you would have guessed it, pasteries and cakes contains a pretty high amount of sodium too.
More importantly, we need to examine the effects of high sodium levels in our blood. We do need a certain level of sodium in our blood to maintain water balance and blood pressure. The problem kicks in when the levels of sodium intake elevates about the recommended intake and when that happens, you better watch out for your kidney and heart. So folks, becareful of how much soya sauce,salt or seasoning you’re adding into your dish!
As delicious and tempting these pancakes with all the healthy goodies like cereals,almonds and berries, they may not seem to be that “healthy” after all. You could indulge in one or two pancakes but not more than 2 pancakes. In fact, these pancake recipe I’ve searched online is one of the best pancake recipes I’ve ever came across. The pancakes are thick, fluffy and soft at the same time. Unfortunately, the delicious factor of food is usually inversely proportionate to its nutrition value. If you want fluffier pancakes, do be prepared for the spike in sodium levels in your blood.
From now onwards, I’m going to give a breakdown of the various nutrients of the food I made using the recipes which I’ve modified or adapted from online database of recipes. Here, I’m using myfitnesspal recipe nutrition calculator to calculate the nutrients intake I had from eating the pancakes using this recipe.