Who doesn’t like to Netflix and Chill? There are countless shows and movies that each of us loves to binge-watch, especially over the weekend. But you know what makes a good movie perfect? The Munchies! Our personal favourites are chips, candy, samosas and of course, the classic—popcorn! While popcorn is not the most unhealthy snack option, there’s something even healthier than it. Yup, it’s our very own Lotus seeds or Makhanas! It’s a superfood and is actually really good for health. Here are a few reasons one should snack on makhanas often.
Not many of us would have known that fox nuts or makhana are a part of the lotus flower. The flower that’s known for its beauty has a lot to offer, including lotus seeds or makhana. Makhana is highly produced in the state of Bihar in India, Korea and Japan along with a few parts of eastern Russia.
This delish snack is absolutely gluten-free. Which means a person who is gluten-intolerant can enjoy it without worrying about the reactions.
They’re Low In Calories
Lotus seeds or Fox nuts are low in calories and also contain a lot of fibre. They help in increasing metabolism and help you lose weight faster.
It’s A Great Snack To Consume During Pregnancy
Also known as lotus seeds, they contain a lot of fibre and other nutrients that help energise a mommy-to-be.
They’re An Aphrodisiac
According to Ayurveda, there are properties in makhanas that increase the libido in men as well as women that help in increasing fertility.
They Strengthen The Bones
Makhanas contain a lot of calcium that helps in strengthing the bones which is so helpful for people who suffer from arthritis.
Makhanas are low on calories and fat, and they’re really tasty to munch on. Just toss them in some ghee and add some flavour to it and you’re good to do! We personally love mint and chaat masala flavours. Which one is yours?