Makhana has a number of health benefits and also known as other names like Fox nut, Gorgon nut Phool Makhana, and a botanical name Euryale Ferox.
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1. What is Makhana
The English name of Makhan is fox nut is also called Gorgon nut and the botanical name is Euryale Ferox
Fox Nut/Makhana For the rest of the article I am going to use makhana only because I am very familiar with this word hope you all have no issue with that.
In India Makhana is easily available in all parts of the country because it has multiple uses in Hindu spiritual, it is also known as God’s Food, because of its pureness and medical properties. Makhana kheer is distributed as Prasada after worship. It is obtained from a water plant called Prickly waterlily from the family of water lily.
I shall try to write a separate article on how the makhanas obtained because it is impossible to describe that process in a few words. so let’s talk about the matter for what this article is for the Benefits of Makhana.
2. Makhana Health Benefits
Good For Heart, Makhana is low in fat, cholesterol, sodium, and high in potassium, Therefore, it is a perfect option for munching between two meals and there are lots of snacks recipe available on the internet. Makhana can be taken as your main meal to there also so many recipes of makhana curry are available on the internet.
Good for Bones, Makhana is very high in calcium and for healthy bones, we must need calcium. It is proven that regular use of makhana in limited quantity can make our bones more healthy and also cure pain in multiple parts of our body
Good for Digestion, Makhana has a good quantity of dietary fiber in it. As we know that dietary fiber is good for the digestive system but makhana has its different way when you take it as a snack option you take it before your main meal and taking a good quantity of fiber before your main meal can take your digestive system to next level.
Good for diabetics, Makhana is high Protein, Carbohaidrets, dietary fiber, and low in sugar and its glycemic index is also low so it helps to reduce blood sugar level.
For Weight loss
Help in weight loss, When you taking a weight loss challenge you have ignored many of your favorite foods but along with this you are going through a huge body change and that is the time when your body needs some special nutrition and makhana can help you with this. I think I have given you enough reasons to add Makhana in your diet. Let’s talk about some side effects.
3. Makhana Side effects
a) Makhana may be allergic so keep it mint when you start having makhana and if you found any symptoms of allergy please consult to your nearby doctor.
b) If you are taking medicine for diabetic please don’t start having makhana without consulting your doctor. It may cause a serious health issue because Makhana has medical properties that can reduce blood sugar level and the medicine you are taking are also to reduce blood sugar level, so it may happen that your blood level goes to a very low level and that can create a serious medical condition. So if you are taking some other medicine also don’t start having Makhana without your doctor’s permission.
c) It also can cause some digestive issues like acidity un-digestion if taken in a large quantity. So take it in a limited quantity.
4.Makhana Nutritional facts
In 100 Grams of Makhana
Energy – 350 kcal
Fat – 0.1 Gram
Protein – 9.7 Gram
Carb – 77 Gram
Fiber – 7.6 Gram
Makhana Health benefits of adding makhana in your diet.
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