Magical health benefits of the Indian snack makhana or lotus seeds

Makhana is an Indian snack derived from the Euryale ferox plant that is a powerhouse of nutrients.

Published on Dec 03, 2022 02:04 PM IST 5 Photos

Makhana, fox nuts or lotus seeds are traditional Indian snack that is derived from lotus seeds. This high-value aquatic cash crop is low in saturated fats, cholesterol, and sodium. It has been used to treat various diseases, including kidney problems, chronic diarrhoea, excessive leucorrhea, and hypofunction of the spleen for several years now. Here are few proven health benefits of this that you probably didn't know about.(HT File Photo)

Weight loss: Makhana is rich in protein and fiber, which may help with weight loss. It can reduce food cravings and help regulate your appetite.(Shutterstock)

Anti-aging properties: Studies suggest that makhana contains several amino acids that are known for their anti-aging properties.(Pixabay )

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Rich in antioxidants: Makhana is packed with antioxidants which may help protect against chronic conditions like heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes.(HT File Photo)

Makes bones stronger: Makhana is rich in calcium which helps improve bone and cartilage health.(Twitter/Orthocore256)

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