There are just as many calories in powdered donuts as there are other varieties of this tasty dessert. Just because the donuts are smothered in powdered sugar instead of dipped in chocolate does not necessarily make them healthier.
Powdered donuts are approximately 200-250 calories each. One powdered donut, of the Hostess variety, offers 10 grams of fat, five grams of which is saturated, 10 mg of cholesterol, and 250 grams of sodium. There are also 27 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 14 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein.
Believe it or not, there are some nutrients found in one powdered donut, including calcium, iron, and even a trace of zinc. By no means does this make the donut healthy, but it does provide some form of nutrition amid the fat and high calorie content. Eating just one donut is fine, it when people consume two and three donuts that packs on the weight.
As with any food, moderation is needed to maintain your weight or lose unwanted pounds. If you eat several donuts a day, everyday, you are liable to pack on the weight and inches around your waistline which will lead to heart disease and even diabetes. Healthy alternatives to donuts include whole grain muffins, whole wheat toast and fresh fruits. Powdered donuts that contain jelly inside are even more caloric at around 350 calories each donut.
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