It’s the time of the year again for family gatherings, giving (or receiving) red packets and feasting on goodies. From fragrant, savoury bak kwa to buttery, flaky pineapple tarts, Chinese New Year (CNY) treats actually contain more calories than you think.
In fact, most of these bite-sized snacks are more calorific than a bowl of white rice. Yikes! Putting this into numbers, a standard bowl of white rice has 280 calories and it would take a 55kg woman close to 30 minutes of non-stop jogging to burn it off. Check out the calorie count of your favourite festive snacks – you might think twice about overindulging this CNY.
Nutrient info is from the Health Promotion Board.
Calorie expenditure is from MyFitnessPal and based on a 55kg woman.