Lotus seeds are obtained from lotus flowers and they can be eaten raw or cooked. The seeds are available in various dry fruits store and you can eat it just like popcorn. But unlike popcorn, lotus seeds are healthy and can provide you many benefits. The seeds are round white and look like light cotton puffs; you can easily carry them in tiffin boxes too. I am a die-hard fan of “Mallaika Arora Khan” and if you watch the television series “India’s got talent” you must be aware that she eats so much of lotus seeds whenever she gets time. Lotus seeds are also known as “Makhaana” in India. Here are some amazing benefits of lotus seeds:
Lotus seeds contain anti-aging enzymes that slko0ws down the aging process and also repairs damaged proteins. So, having these seeds can actually reverse your aging benefits without using any anti-aging creams, isn’t that awesome? Due to the anti-aging enzymes, researchers are finding ways to use these seeds in cosmetics and skincare products but I’d suggest you eat them instead of using the products.
Lotus seeds are a good source of protein, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus. If you’re looking for a healthy and tasty snack then this is for you. They instantly increase your energy level so you should always have them in your home, in your handbag and also carry them while travelling. You can eat Lotus seeds (makhana) as it is just like pop-corns or you can also roast them to golden brown. Keep them in an air-tight container and you can carry it in your handbag. It’ll give you instant energy moreover it is very healthy, tasty and nutritious at the same time. The best thing about this seed is that it can be digested by any age group so you can also give it to kids.
It Treats Sleeping Disorders:
Lotus seeds contain alkaline, sedative and calming ingredients which promotes deeper sleep. And that’s why they are a traditional medicine to cure sleeping disorders like insomnia. Every night before going to bed, eat a bowl of lotus seeds and you’ll have a peaceful goodnight sleep.
Good for Diabetic patients:
Lotus seeds help in lowering down the blood sugar levels, its low in calories but high in fiber, so a diabetic patient shouldn’t skip eating lotus seeds to maintain the health. It’s a health a healthy snack and tasty snack for diabetics.
Lotus seeds is a good source of protein so it helps in stimulating the development of nervous system and brain of fetuses’ that is why it is given to pregnant ladies. This snack is very healthy and pregnant ladies should eat after short intervals so “lotus seeds” is advised by doctors. It helps in maintaining healthy pregnancy.
Other than these it also helps in weight loss, treats anemia, and combats diarrhea, arthritis and many more diseases. So the next time you feel hungry, instead of opting for those expensive nuts have “lotus seeds” that are super-duper affordable and healthy.