National Doughnut Day falls on the first Friday of June. Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme are offering free doughnuts on National Doughnut Day 2017. Krispy Kreme is offering each customer a choice of any free doughnut. But, before these freebies allure you, you should be mindful of the calories in a Krispy Kreme doughnut, as well as doughnuts of other brands.
Calories in a Krispy Kreme Doughnut
We all love doughnuts. But a look at the information below may change your mind. Doughnuts, in general, are high in calories.
Let’s see how many calories various Krispy Kreme doughnuts contain.
1. Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnut Calories
Krispy Kreme’s Original Glazed doughnut contains around 200 calories and 13 grams of fat.
2. Krispy Kreme Chocolate Iced Doughnut
One Chocolate Iced doughnut contains 237 calories. It contains nine grams of fats and 21 grams of sugar.
3. Krispy Kreme Grin Doughnut
Krispy Kreme’s Grin doughnut is packed with a whopping 380 calories.
4. Krispy Kreme Glazed Doughnut with Kreme Filling
The delicious and delectable glazed doughnut with Kreme filling has 370 calories.
5. Krispy Kreme Nutella Doughnut Calories
This Nutella doughnut has 377 calories per serving. It contains a high amount of fats, about 21 grams. And, it has 15 grams of sugar.
6. Krispy Kreme Apple Fritter
Krispy Kreme’s Apple Fritter is one of the highest calorie doughnuts. It contains 400 calories per piece.
Here are some more doughnuts from Krispy Kreme along with their calorie content.
|Maple Flavor Iced Doughnut||279 Calories|
|Glazed Cruller||254 Calories|
|Glazed Chocolate Cake Doughnut||309 Calories|
|Traditional Cake Doughnut||190 Calories|
|Glazed Raspberry Doughnut||307 Calories|
Calories in Krispy Kreme Doughnuts vs. Other Brands
Some Krispy Kreme doughnuts are low in calories compared to other brands. A glazed doughnut from Dunkin’ Donuts has more calories than Krispy Kreme’s original glazed doughnuts at 260. A Randy’s Donuts glazed doughnut has the highest number of calories, around 360.
The Sugared Cocoa Donut from Dunkin’ Donuts has 200 calories while the Chocolate Sprinkles from Krispy Kreme has 262 calories.
Winchell’s Plain Chocolate Cake doughnut has only 170 calories, which is less than Krispy Kreme’s Traditional Cake doughnut. Meanwhile, a Chocolate Cake doughnut from Top Pot Doughnuts has 360 calories.
Should You Be Eating Doughnuts?
Now that you know the number of calories in various types of doughnuts, you can decide for yourself whether or not you should have doughnuts and how many. Since doughnuts are made from refined flour and have a lot of added sugar, their calories come from high-GI carbs, which is bad. They do not have good nutritional value and would only add to your weight.
Having said that, you don’t have to completely deprive yourself of your favorite doughnut on National Doughnut Day. Remember, moderation is key. So, ensure you have no more than one doughnut during the day.
Also, make sure you exercise and compensate for the calories consumed. However, if you have an overall healthy lifestyle which consists of a good diet and exercise regime, you can indulge in your guilty pleasures on special days, but do check on the quantity you consume.
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