Why are Makhanas good as a snack?
Makhana or fox nuts or called lotus seeds, is a water crop heavily grown in Eastern Asia. Having medicinal properties, they have been in use for more than 3000 years!
They are perfect as an in-between snack. An in-between snack is to make sure you don't feel hungry in between 2 meals.
They are low on cholesterol and low in saturated fats.
They are high on magnesium. Magnesium helps increase energy, calms nerves, helps with digestion, prevents migraine (Yeah, this is important for those who work a lot).
Makhanas are low on Sodium. Sodium is a major contributor to high blood pressure.
They are said to have anti ageing properties due to the presence of kaempferol. This enzyme reduces stress and is said to be currently under research for cancer treatment.
They are gluten free, protein rich and are high in carbohydrates. Gluten is a type of protein found in some grains like wheat, barley, rye etc. It functions as a binder, holding food together giving an elastic quality. Sometimes, even oats could have gluten due to cross contamination. While no research (as per Harvard) says it is bad for health, some people react differently to this.
They are very low in calories.
High on calcium. Good for teeth and bones. High on protein (much higher than that in other foods we regularly have).
Good for digestion. It aids metabolism.
It is known to be a good aphrodisiac! Raised bed performances!
Good for kidneys.
** (We have read this and collated it from various sourced and we credit them for the information. If you really must know, visit http://bit.ly/2iTzuYB)
Back in 1998, Big B, Govinda and the beautiful Madhuri Dixit shakook a leg to this song in the title 20 years back in 1998!
Cut to 2017 and we are singing it again, because it's Makhana calling us this time!