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Eat makhana with milk and get magical benefits

Porni Banerjee | ২৬ জুন ২০২৪ ১৪ : ৫৩


Since childhood, we have known breakfast cereals such as cornflakes, muesli and even granola combined with milk. They have gained popularity over the years and are widely available in all grocery stores worldwide. 

Today let us discuss about makhana. Throwing light on its health benefits, a study published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism revealed that makhana has low glycemic index, that regulates blood sugar level, making it a suitable choice for diabetic patients or anyone looking to avoid blood sugar spikes.

What is makhana?
Makhana is a type of seed – also known as lotus seed – that is derived Euryale ferox plant. They are a popular choice primarily in India and enjoyed as savoury snacks. They are also used in traditional medicines to treat a variety of health conditions.

Lets’ check out its health benefits
Supports bone health – The combination of makhana and milk is an excellent source of high calcium, making it crucial for strong bones and teeth. Makhana also contain phosphorus that helps in reducing the risk of osteoporosis, especially in elderly population.

Aids easy digestion – Makhana is a great source of fibre that supports digestive health by facilitating bowel movement, thereby reducing constipation.

Improve sleep quality – Both makhana and warm milk contain natural compounds that induce a better slumber.

Manages weight – Keeping weight under control is an essential factor for over well-being. The International Journal of Obesity said that those who incorporated makhana with milk into their diets as a low-calorie, high-nutrient snack experienced a 15 percent reduction in overall calorie intake.

Powerhouse of nutrients – Makhana combined with milk is packed with essential nutrients such as calcium, protein, magnesium, potassium and antioxidants that plays a significant role in maintaining an overall good health and balanced life. 




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