When mid-day hunger pangs are creeping up, you just have to grab a bag of chips to satiate it, because it's crunchy seasoned taste just makes it all the more addictive (minus the nutrition, of course).
Just about a bag of chips adds up to 151kcals, which could take 60 mins brisk walking to burn, with almost 10 grams of fat deposition.
These bags of 80% air and 20% chips are actually undercover agents of poor health! Processed with added preservatives, they are cooked in carcinogenic oil repeatedly for the batch to be fried. The high sodium content present in chips increases our daily threshold for salt and negatively reflects on our health as well.
A crunchy healthy swap for chips, that is much more nutritious and can bring a glow to your skin- guess what it could be? Makhana! Just a handful of Makhana or Fox Nuts in your daily diet can bring great changes.
Makhanas are an undiscovered ancient treasure- they're packed with antioxidants and also have a low glycemic index - which means, diabetics can snack on this wonderful snack, stress-free. They repair the damaged proteins and help in boosting good cholesterol. Little did you know, it provides 180kcals and is naturally devoid of fat and are a plant-based source of protein.
Switching to the healthier side needn't be un-fun when your makhanas are seasoned! Just add some dried tomato powder and peanuts and you are good to go. Say goodbye to your 2 chips in an air-bag and hello to these foxy nuts!