Classic Phool Makhana/ Foxnut
Phool Makhana by Nxtgen Ayurveda is a super snack with loads of health benefits. This non cereal food is superior to many dry fruits like almond, coconut, walnut or cashew in terms of proteins, phenol or ascorbic acids that is vitamin C. Phool makhana is low on sodium and high in magnesium, that makes it beneficial for those suffering from heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.
Phool Makhana is superior to many dry fruits such as almonds, walnut, coconut and cashew nut in term of sugar, protein, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and phenol content.
Makhana can be consumed as dry fruit snacks by roasting. The popped seeds of Makhana can be roasted & sprinkled with spices on it which proves a tastier, hygienic and digestive health snacks. Home made roasted makhana can help kids get rid of the junk chips .
Benefits of Phool Makhana :
Good Sleep Aid : Phool makhana is a good snack for those who have sleeping disorder. Instead of taking sleeping pills, snaking Phool makhana is a much healthier solution to deal with insomnia.
Heart Healthy and controls Blood Pressure: Its low sodium and high magnesium content makes it beneficial for those suffering from heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. The high potassium and lower sodium contained in Phool makhana is good for a person with hypertension. It means, consuming Phool makhana could help in regulating the blood pressure, the lower sodium would not affect the blood pressure while potassium will help in decreasing it.
Fiber for Digestion: Phool makhana is rich in fiber, so a great help in the digestion process, and a good tool to improve our metabolism.
Slows aging process: Makhanas are also known to contain kaempferol, a natural flavonoid also found in coffee which prevents inflammation and aging. This enzyme in these seeds is said to help repair damaged proteins.
Low Cholesterol healthy Snack : They are low in cholesterol, fat and sodium. Their low sodium and high magnesium content makes them useful for those suffering from heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. These seeds have been used extensively in traditional Oriental and Chinese medicine for their health benefits and are valued for their nutritional and healing properties. This makes them an ideal snack to satiate those in-between meal hunger craving.
Good snack for Diabetics: Most significantly, the glycemic index of lotus seed is significantly lower than most high carbohydrate foods like rice, bread, and others. It appears that lotus seeds may have a beneficial effect on diabetic individuals, and may be one of the more appropriate foods for them. Makhanas are gluten free, protein rich.
Rich in Calcium: Making sure that your body has enough calcium to support your daily activity is a must. Phool Makhana is a good snack as well as a good source of calcium.
Aphrodisiac and a help in Impotency : In men, consuming Phool makhana is able to enhance their sex life due to the increasing of sperm quantity while in women consuming Phool makhana could help them increasing their fertility too. Phool makhana is recommended natural solution to enhance your sex life and at the same time could help men in fighting the risk of impotency due to the semen quantity contained in this super nuts
Good for Pregnant Women: Same like Walnut during pregnancy, makhana is also very important to pregnant woman. The high nutrients contained in Phool makhana are good for pregnant woman who is facing high risk of gestational diabetes, hypertension and the high calcium contained in Phool makhana is very good for the fetal development.