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Written by Navneet Kaur, M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics


Health Benefits of Makhanas

Makhanas, also known as fox nuts or lotus seeds, are a popular snack in India and other parts of Asia. Here are some of the health benefits of consuming makhanas:


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Makhanas are low in calories, making them a great snack option for those looking to maintain or lose weight. They contain about 50-60 calories per 100 grams, making them an ideal snack for weight loss diets.

1. Low in Calories

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Makhanas are a rich source of nutrients such as protein, fibre, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus. They also contain antioxidants like flavonoids and kaempferol, which protect the body against damage from free radicals.

2. Rich in Nutrients

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Makhanas are high in fibre, which helps improve digestive health by promoting regular bowel movements and preventing constipation.

3. Promotes Digestive Health

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Makhanas are low in glycemic index, which means they do not cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels. This makes them a great snack option for those with diabetes.

4. Helps control Blood Sugar

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Makhanas are a good source of zinc, which helps boost the immune system and protect the body against infections and diseases.

5. Boosts Immune System

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