Benefits of Makhana
Healthy eating habits became a major part of our lives. People now a day’s prefer nutrition rich food, which will provide them all the important nutrients required for good immune system. Generally we associate makhana with fasting but now a day’s Popcorns are getting replaced by it because it’s crispy, economical, good source of nutrients, and most importantly tasty. Provide flavor options in makhana like, makhana tikha masala, makhana tikha chatkara, makhana pudhina masala and several other mix namkeen which contain good amount of makhana in it. It is a good option for tea time snack and can also be your movie time snack. Makhana is a rich source of protein, carbohydrates, potassium and magnesium. They are low in cholesterol, fat and sodium, which makes them an ideal snack for sudden cravings. Mentioned below are some benefits of makhana.
“One cup of makhana contains only 83 calories which are nothing as compared to a plate of Pakodas (315 calories) and one packet of chips (536 calories).”
- RICH SOURCE OF NUTRIENT
Makhana has a good amount of protein, carbohydrate and fiber content in it. Due to which it falls under the category of superfood . 100 gm of makhana contains 9.7 gm protein, 76.9 gm carbohydrate and 14.5 gm of fiber in it. The amount of fat present in it is 0.1 gm which is a plus point for those who prefer products which helps them to stay fit. It is also a good source of calcium. Makhana contains around 60mg of calcium in it which initiates bone development and healthy teethes.
2. HELPS IN REGULATING BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL
Fox nuts are enriched in protein and carbohydrates. Along with that the glycaemic index of makhana is low which makes it perfect snack for those suffering from diabetes by managing their blood sugar levels. Presence of high magnesium and low sodium content facilitate regulation of blood sugar level and can prevent obesity too.
3. PRESENCE OF ANTIOXIDANTS
Makhana contains good amount of antioxidants. Antioxidants help in preventing damage of DNA, cell membranes, and other parts of cell by neutralizing the action of free radicals. High Development of free radicals in the body can cause severe health related problem like heart disease, damage of cells can cause cancer and many more. A bowl of fox nut or makhana in a day can help in preventing these problems. In addition to that it also works as an anti-ageing food daily consumption of makhana can keep your skin healthy and glowing
4. HELP IN PROMOTING WEIGHT LOSS
Makhana contain sufficient amount of protein and fiber in it. After consuming 1 bowl of makhana a person can stay full for a long time which can ultimately prevent binge eating.
There is one more factor which prevent weight gain i.e. Low amount of calories and Negligible amount of saturated fats in it. Ultimately it fulfill all the requirements for a healthy body.
5. PROMOTE COGNATIVE FUNCTIONS
Makhana contains a good amount of thiamine in it. Thiamine content helps in enhancing the cognitive functionalities of the associated nerves. Thus, functioning of our brain improves which helps us to process the function in a batter and faster way. After consumption of fox nuts more amount of acetylcholine is produced which accelerate the functioning of brain.