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What is Makhana?
Makhanas are popularly known as lotus seeds, fox nuts, Euryale ferox, gorgon nuts and phool makhana. It’s actually the puffed lotus seeds or the puffed fox nuts that has high nutritional and medicinal values and mostly grown in states of Bihar in Indian.
How much Makhana to eat in a day?
One to two handful of Makhana should be ok and enough to give you the positive health benefits.
Health Benefits of Makhanas
Makhanas are packed with the goodness of protein, potassium, phosphorus, carbohydrates, fibre, magnesium, iron and zinc. These essential nutrients make this munchy a perfect go to healthy snack.
Here are few health benefits which will convince you to add them to your diet.
- An anti-ageing enzyme in these seeds is said to help repair damaged proteins
- They are low in calories, making them an ideal snack for weight loss.
- Makhanas are recommended for diabetics too due to their low glycemic index.
- They are beneficial to those suffering from high blood pressure, heart diseases and obesity due to their high magnesium and low sodium content.
– Source food.ndtv.com