Food For Thought!
Makhana or Fox Nuts or Lotus Seeds
Makhana being consumed with Milk, Apples and Chia seeds
Some of the health benefits of Makhana or fox nuts:
1) It is perfect for weight loss, as it can be consumed as in between meal snack, with very low calorie.
2) Good for people with high blood pressure, as it’s low on sodium and high on magnesium and potassium.
3) Rich in antioxidants
4) High source of fiber
5) Low on sugar
Best ways to consume:
1) Dry roast Makhana in a tablespoon of ghee (clarified butter) or oil and sprinkle with some salt and pepper.
2) Can be consumed as porridge or as a breakfast cereal topped with nuts and berries.
Makhana is very neutral in taste and doesn't take much time to cook, hence can always be added to the recipes of your choice.
My favourite style of consuming Makhana is like a breakfast cereal as shown in the picture above, it is a healthy snack to munch upon, therefore can be consumed as a mid day snack as well. I hope, this article must have given some insight upon this fabulously healthy snack, and now when you come across a pack of Makhana or Fox nuts or Lotus seeds in a store, don't forget to grab one for yourself.
Eat healthy! Stay healthy! Live Happy!