Health Benefits of Makhana
They are low in cholesterol, fat and sodium. This makes them an ideal snack to satiate those in-between meal hunger pangs; They are beneficial to those suffering from high blood pressure, heart diseases and obesity due to their high magnesium and low sodium content; Makhanas are recommended for diabetics too due to their low glycemic index ;An anti-ageing enzyme in these seeds is said to help repair damaged proteins ; In addition, the presence of a natural flavonoid called kaempferol (also present in coffee), helps prevent inflammation and ageing ; Ayurvedic beliefs suggest that fox nuts astringent properties that benefit the kidneys ;Makhanas are gluten-free, protein rich and high in carbohydrates ;They are low in calories, making them an ideal snack for weight loss.
During fast, Makhana is consumed by most of the people. Makhana is an aquatic product rich in nutrients. Makhana is also beneficial for health. Makhana seeds are highly beneficial for kidney and heart.
1. It contains lots of antioxidants which reduces the effect of wrinkles as it has anti ageing properties.
2. It is also beneficial in people suffering from blood pressure. It protects body parts from being numb and prevents pain in the knees and waist.
3. Pregnant women and women feeling weak after pregnancy should eat makhana.
4. Eating the Makhana gives relief from any pain in the body. Waist pains and pain in the knee can be relieved.
5. Feeding of Makhanas in Indian ghee us a giod choice and can get rid of diseases such as diarrhea.
6. Eating Makhanas also provides relief from burning sensation in the body.
7. Regular consumption of Makhanas helps body from getting weak and our body remains healthy.
8. Mixing of Makhana with milk provides relief in inflammation (burning sensation).
9.Makhana contains abundant magnesium. Magnesium improves the flow of blood, oxygen and other nutrients. The nutritional content of magnesium and folate reduces the risk associated with coronary heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions.
11. Due to high potassium and low sodium consuming makhanas is highly beneficial for a person with high blood pressure. It reduces blood pressure and relieves hypertension.
12. It has high fiber content and low fat. It is helpful in the body fat reduction.
13. It contains high amounts of protein and is gluten free.
16. Regular consumption of Makhanas gradually fixes your gums problems. It also helps to heal pain in the mouth.
17. Regular intake of Makhana helps to make your blood circulation correct. It also helps in reducing the risk of kidney problem by improving blood circulation in the body.
It is useful in chronic diarrhea, leukorrhoea, lack of sperms etc. By having anti-oxidant in it, the respiratory system is beneficial in urogenital system. It controls the blood pressure and the back and knees pain. In addition to protein, carbohydrate, fats, calcium and phosphorus in addition to its seeds, carotene, iron, nicotinic acid and vitamin B1 are also found. The benefit of the digestive tract is the miracle of many diseases, including diabetes, kidney, digestion, masculine weakness, fertility There is a profit.
The Makhana, also called Fox-nut Fox nut or Seed of Lotus, comes from a plant called Ariel Fox which rises in the water of the ponds. In the view of the Makhan, the round mantle appears dry, but the benefits of the towel are filled with many medicinal properties. Helps keep our health healthy. In India, it is a popular ‘fasting’ dish prepared during Navratri and other occasions. Most of the medicines for strength are made from the dough. Not only can the makhana be used as medicine, hence it is also called aide Ayurvedic medicine. The Makhan which is grown in the cool water of the lake, lake and swampy area is an aquatic product of nutrients. It is used in frying the Makhane seeds and making use of sweets, salty, kheer etc. In the Makhane, 9.7% is easily digestible protein, 76% carbohydrate, 12.8% moisture, 0.1% fat, 0.5% mineral salts, 0.9% phosphorus and 1.4 mg iron content per 100 grams. It also has medicinal properties. The highest production of Makhana is in the districts of Darbhanga, Madhubani, Samastipur, Saharsa, Supaul, Sitamarhi, Purnia, Katihar of Bihar. 88% of the total production of Makhana occurs in Bihar. National Makhana Research Center was established at Basudevpur near Darbhanga on February 28, 2002. This research center located in Darbhanga works under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. This nutritious food grown in the swampy area has tremendous potential for the development and research of food products.
Writer: Dr. Sushmita Singh,
MBBS, MS, Fellowship
(Female and obstetrician – Apollo Cradle Hospital, Pune)
Home District – Darbhanga, Bihar