10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Kamal Beej - Makhana (Fox Nuts)



10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Kamal Beej - Makhana (Fox Nuts)


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Makhana is a superfood & in today's blog, you will definitely agree the same! Today I will be sharing with you 10 Amazing Health Benefits of Makhana.

Let us date back to our ancestors who used to consume Makhana as medicine. Makhana in English is called Foxnuts; they rank higher in nutritional value as compared to other nuts like almonds, walnuts & cashews. We can consume Foxnuts in ample ways; there are a number of recipes using makhana both sweet & spicy to suit our taste buds. Fry them, roast them or cook them; all ways they taste great.


Check out my favorite Makhana recipe here


Makhana Nutritional value :

Makhana is high in proteins & fiber but low in fat. Foxnuts are a rich source of calcium. They also contain magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus in a good amount.


Let us now see the 10 benefits of Makhana

1. Makhana / Foxnuts are high in protein; that is why they make an integral part of food, which is consumed during fasting. A handful of makhanas can keep you full for a longer period. We tend to eat more during fasts; but a bowl of makhanas is a great option, which can keep you full along with keeping your calories in check.


2. Makhanas / Foxnuts are a superfood for their anti-ageing properties. They are loaded with anti-oxidants. Eating a handful of makhanas on a daily basis helps you get the daily dose of anti-oxidants keeping you looking younger.


3. Makhanas/ Foxnuts are diabetic-friendly. They help to maintain blood sugar levels. They are also a great food for people with heart problems as they have a low quantity of saturated fats. Makhanas also help in weight loss diet.


4. The high fibre content in makhanas helps our digestion process & prevents constipation.



5. Makhanas are loaded with detoxifying agents. Consuming makhanas can help to flush out the toxins from the body.


6. Makhanas may also help in solving fertility issues in both men & women. Including makhanas in your daily diet can help men overcome the problem of premature ejaculation, improve the quality of semen. On the other hand, they also help women who have issues conceiving a baby.


7. Makhanas have a low glycemic index which means they reduce the speed at which glucose is released into our blood. Thus keeping our cravings in control.


8. Makhanas are gluten-free. If you are gluten intolerant; then makhanas are the best snack option to choose.


9. Makhanas are high in magnesium, calcium, potassium & low in sodium. They are an excellent snack for people trying to lose weight. High potassium and low sodium is a great combination for patients suffering from hypertension. The potassium brings down the blood pressure and sodium tries to bring it up. So those who suffer from high blood pressure can snack on fox nuts without facing any spikes in their blood pressure.


10. Fox nuts have a natural compound, kaempferol that reduces inflammation in the body. Inflammation is responsible for most modern diseases like diabetes, arthritis, rheumatism. Also, fox nuts have antibacterial properties.


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