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Thursday, July 4, 2019

E-cigarettes are likely to get banned in India soon

E-cigarettes are likely to get banned in India soon, Livemint reports. That’s because the health ministry has classified electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) including e-cigarettes, e-sheesha, and flavoured hookahs as ‘drugs’, official sources told the publication. Government data shows India has 460 e-cigarette brands, all of which are unlicensed and brought into the country illegally. The matter is contentious: some organisations claim vapes help with smoking cessation, but the government contends that they pose health risks just like conventional cigarettes.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Child Deaths in MUZAFFARPUR: Can the ‘brain fever’ be prevented ?

114 children to die this month from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES)

114 children have now died of encephalitis — or "brain fever" — this month in Bihar, India, which is also facing a heatwave. Local hospitals are overcrowded with too few doctors to treat almost 200 children currently admitted, including at least 11 who are in critical condition.The deaths were preventable, doctors say, if poor families had access to good food, clean water and better medical care in Muzaffarpur district, 80 km (50 miles) from the state capital Patna.

The epidemic has sparked a debate over growing inequality in India and focused attention on a free healthcare scheme for the poor - known as “Modicare” after Prime Minister Narendra Modi - eight months after it was launched.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar faced angry protesters this week as he made his first visit to the state-run Sri Krishna Medical College, where most of the children have died.

The National Human Rights Commission has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government and Kumar state authorities to report any “possible flaw” in implementation of vaccination and awareness programmes.

An editorial in the Hindu newspaper Tuesday said the deaths could have “easily been prevented with some foresight and early care”.

It said in 2014 an Indo-US expert team had saved 74% of sick children through a simple medical intervention.

“It is appalling that this year the government failed to raise awareness on this strategy.”

Bihar is one of India’s poorest states and home to almost 100 million people. It has also been hit by a heatwave in recent weeks with temperatures of 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit) that has left 91 people dead since the weekend.

Most of the children affected by the brain fever come from poor families who struggle to get even one healthy meal a day. Often the kids eat the free-growing lychees on an empty stomach.

Friday, June 21, 2019

#InternationalDayofYoga : Modi to Rajnath Singh all leaders celebrated the day and promoted Yoga


Pictures from India where leaders joined hand to popularise Youga around the world as a part of the cultural diplomacy


Saturday, May 25, 2019

Electric three-wheelers and two-wheelers (under 150cc) are likely to become mandatory by April 2023 and April 2025, respectively.



Electric three-wheelers and two-wheelers (under 150cc) are likely to become mandatory by April 2023 and April 2025, respectively. These radical proposals of an expert panel, Times of India reports, are aimed at curbing vehicular pollution, reducing dependence on oil and making India a global EV manufacturing hub. Vehicles registered before the cut-off dates won’t be impacted but they will face a clear scrapping policy, along with penalties based on the “polluter pays” principle. Indians purchase over 2 crore two-wheelers every year, which together with autos and other three-wheelers make up 75% of the country’s traffic.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

World Sparrow Day: Twitter Concerned Over Disappearing Avian Companions

Once a common visitor to our homes, chirping noisily at the windows, sparrows are becoming hard to spot around. Shrinking urban nesting spaces, rampant construction and felling of trees have threatened their peaceful existence with humans.


Today is World Sparrow Day, a day dedicated to raise awareness about the house sparrow and threat to their population. It is observed on March 20 every year. This international initiative has been taken up by the Nature Forever Society of India in collaboration with the Eco-Sys Action Foundation (France) and various other national and international organisations across the world. The Nature Forever Society was started by Indian conservationist Mohammed Dilawar who started his work helping the house sparrow in Nashik. The first World Sparrow Day was celebrated in 2010 in different parts of the world. The idea was to earmark a day for the house sparrow and convey the message of their conservation and other common birds and also mark a day of celebration to appreciate the beauty of the common biodiversity which is taken for granted now.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

15th March celebrated as World Sleep Day 2019

Every year World Sleep Day is celebrated on the 15th of March. The theme of World Sleep day 2019 is 'Healthy Sleep, Healthy Aging". World Sleep Day is an annual, global call to spread awareness and explain the importance of healthy sleep. The aim of World Sleep Day is to bring attention to the many burdens of sleep problems, as well as the importance of a healthy sleep. The day is an internationally recognized awareness event which brings researchers, health care providers and patients together to understand the importance of adequate sleep and its impact on our health. Inadequate sleep could lead to some chronic medical conditions like heart stroke, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and even weight gain.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Cancer Medicines price will drop


NPPA slashed prices of 390 anti-cancer medicines. Some brands with high MRPs likely to see up to 25% cut. The latest list expands the number of brands impacted by the move to 390 from 105 earlier, however, it leaves out brands belonging to seven of the 42 drugs targeted by the regulator.

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) said retail pricing data procured from pharmaceutical companies has shown that maximum retail prices (MRPs) under the price caps will drop for 390 formulations, the falls ranging from 3 per cent to over 80 per cent.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

India is world’s pollution capital

India is home to seven of the world’s 10 most polluted cities, Bloomberg reports, citing a study by IQAir AirVisual and Greenpeace. Gurugram was the world's most polluted city in 2018 with an average air quality index of 135.8, followed by Ghaziabad (second globally), Faridabad (fourth) and Bhiwadi (fifth). But the smoggy air isn’t limited to the usual suspects – as many as 22 Indian towns, including several populous ones in the northern plains, feature among the world’s 30 filthiest cities. Pollution-related healthcare costs and productivity losses cost India nearly a twelfth of its GDP, according to the World Bank.Sign of a developed country is more people opting to go in public transport rather than individual cars and bikes.

Second patient cleared of HIV

A British man has become the second adult in the world to be cleared of HIVfollowing a bone marrow transplant from a donor with a rare genetic mutation. The man, known as the “London patient,” is the second to land in remission after the treatment, following a patient in Berlin a decade ago. Researchers say it is too early to declare the U.K. patient “cured” and the treatment wouldn’t be practical for most people, but could help in ultimately discovering a cure.

This is hopeful. While this is only be a piece of the puzzle, Curious how scientists will leverage their growing knowledge of CCR5 and its impact on HIV treatments in the future. 

#health  #medicalresearch  #scientists  #puzzles  #HIV

India is home to seven of the world’s 10 most polluted cities

India is home to seven of the world’s 10 most polluted cities, Bloomberg reports, citing a study by IQAir AirVisual and Greenpeace. Gurugram was the world's most polluted city in 2018 with an average air quality index of 135.8, followed by Ghaziabad (second globally), Faridabad (fourth) and Bhiwadi (fifth). But the smoggy air isn’t limited to the usual suspects – as many as 22 Indian towns, including several populous ones in the northern plains, feature among the world’s 30 filthiest cities. Pollution-related healthcare costs and productivity losses cost India nearly a twelfth of its GDP, according to the World Bank. Here's what people are saying.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

PETA criticised for calling Steve Irwin an animal harasser, disrespectful on his 57th birthday

Animal rights organisation PETA is under fire for calling famed conservationist Steve Irwin an animal harasser and condemning a tribute to him on what would have been his 57th birthday.On Friday (US Time), Google honoured Irwin, a well-known zookeeper and television host who was known as 'The Crocodile Hunter' before his death 2006, with a slideshow of illustrations.The search engine frequently honours celebrities by redesigning their logo with a 'doodle' reflecting their work. The slideshow of illustrations for Irwin show him exploring, holding a crocodile and hanging out with his wife and kids.


"Today's Google Doodle acknowledges the life and achievements of my husband Steve Irwin, whose efforts to protect wildlife and wild places have been recognized as the most extensive of any conservationist," wrote Irwin's wife Terri in a blog for Google.

But PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has blasted the illustrations as well as the zookeeper, who would have turned 57 on February 22."Steve Irwin was killed while harassing a ray; he dangled his baby while feeding a crocodile and wrestled wild animals who were minding their own business," PETA tweeted.






"Google Doodle sends a dangerous, fawning message. Wild animals are entitled to be left alone in their natural habitats."

The animal rights group goes on to condemn Irwin's actions and say he used animals simply as performers with no respect for them.

But their statement has not been well received online, with many people pointing out the bad taste of making the remarks on Irwin's birthdays, that Irwin rescued hundreds of animals, and the controversies PETA has been involved in.

Friday, February 8, 2019

The only Indian city with safe air

A month after the Centre launched the National Clean Air Programme, only one Indian city – Patiala – has safe air, IndiaSpend reports, citing a daily pollution tracker. Just 10 other cities out of the 74 assessed have breathable air even as the usual suspects Ghaziabad and Varanasi languish at the bottom. India is home to 14 of the world’s most polluted cities, according to a WHO study. The clean air initiative aims to cut PM2.5 and PM10 concentration by 20-30% by 2024.


Wonder why we still are not taking measures and steps towards contributing to bring down the pollution. Is it because ? 

1. Safety - Shared services
 2. Public Transportation : Last mile connectivity issues
 3. Flexible time : Don't have to depend on others time. 
4. Pollution from car is minimum so don't have to bother ! 

- What do you think is major cause for people not making efforts towards bringing down Air Quality Index to acceptable levels ? 

- How can Corporates in and surrounding areas of Delhi take steps towards this issue ?

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Columbia University in the US created novel system that translates thoughts into speech

In a first, scientists have created a system that translates thoughts into intelligible, recognisable speech, an advance that may help people who cannot speak regain their ability to communicate with the outside world.

By monitoring someone's brain activity, the technology developed by researchers from Columbia University in the US can reconstruct the words a person hears with unprecedented clarity.

The breakthrough harnesses the power of speech synthesisers and artificial intelligence, could lead to new ways for computers to communicate directly with the brain.

It also lays the groundwork for helping people who cannot speak, such as those living with as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or recovering from stroke, regain their ability to communicate with the outside world, researchers said.

Israeli Scientists Have Developed A Cure For Cancer, Which Is 100% Effective & Coming By 2020


A medical breakthrough from Israel can effectively cure cancer, the deadly disease that kills millions of people around the world every year.

A small team of Israeli scientists is claiming to have developed a 100% cancer cure like never before, which they expect to be available for cancer patients by early next year.The revolutionary cancer cure treatment is called MuTaTo, which is developed by Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd. (AEBi).

MuTaTo stands for multi-target-toxin and it reportedly uses a combination of cancer-targeting peptides and a unique toxin that only targets and terminates cancer cells, leaving alone healthy cells and tissue in the process.
How is MuTaTo different from existing cancer treatments?

Dr Morad, who's CEO of AEBi claims that MuTaTo will prevail where other cancer treatments fail. Prevailing cancer cures don't work because the cancer cells it attacks mutate and spread to avoid the drug, rendering the treatment useless.

But MuTaTo is different from other cancer cure because it attacks a cancer cell's receptors from three different directions. "Not even cancer can mutate three receptors at the same time," claims Dr Morad, in a report.The Israeli scientists who developed the cancer treatment drug claim MuTaTo can reduce the side-effects of most cancer treatments, and it can be hyper-personalised to each patient in the long run.

But after successful mice trials, Dr Morad claims they are now fast-tracking MuTaTo to conduct human trials through this year. He's confident MuTaTo will perform as expected in humans as well -- and be a 100% cancer cure that the world has been waiting for.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

5 Indian Spices That Are Good For Your Health


Turmeric.


This bright orange spice is not only great for adding yellow color to your dish, but the health benefits are immense. It contains compounds with medicinal properties. These compounds are called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. However, the curcumin content of turmeric is not that high.Unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. It helps to consume black pepper with it, which contains piperine, a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2,000%



Black Pepper.



Known as the “King of Spices,” black pepper has been valued for its flavor and antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory benefits. Studies have shown that the chemical compounds of black pepper, particularly piperine, may be effective in the early acute inflammatory process.They provide physiological benefits or prevent chronic ailment in addition to the fundamental nutrition and often included in the category of functional foods. Black pepper (Piper Nigrum L.) is an important healthy food owing to its antioxidant, antimicrobial potential and gastro-protective modules.Potassium, another mineral in black pepper, helps improve your stomach's ability to digest foods and promotes intestinal health. Because black pepper is a carminative, it discourages intestinal gas from forming, and as a bonus, the outer layer of the peppercorn aids in the break-down of fat cells.

Include black pepper in your fruit or vegetable juice to improve digestion and help you with weight loss. Black pepper can be consumed directly - if you can tolerate the heat of black pepper, try taking 2 to 3 black peppercorns every morning to boost your metabolism.

Pepper might have a burning aftertaste. Taking large amounts of black and white pepper by mouth, which can accidentally get into the lungs, has been reported to cause death. This is especially true in children. Black pepper and white pepper, when applied directly to the skin, are safe for most adults.

Cardamom.
Cardamom has a flavor and fragrance all it's own, but if you don't have any on hand, this cardamom substitute is a decent stand in: Mix together equal parts cinnamon and nutmeg, and use in place of the cardamom called for in your recipe.

Cardamom is used mainly in Indian cooking as well as Middle Eastern cuisine. In Indian recipes, whole cardamom pods are used in preparing basmati rice and various curries. In Middle Eastern recipes, ground cardamom is used in preparing certain desserts.
Steep some pods in water along with honey and drink this cardamom tea as an effective natural remedy for flu. It imparts warmth to the body. Cardamom is good for curing stomach problems like indigestion, gas and constipation.

Green Cardamom is one of the most expensive spices by weight in the world. Only a few others, such as Saffron and Vanilla, are more expensive. The main reason this spice is so expensive is because it needs to be harvested by hand. It is a very labor-intensive handpicking process.

Clove.


Cloves are the aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum. They are native to the Maluku Islands (or Moluccas) in Indonesia, and are commonly used as a spice.It has been used as an ingredient throughout history, dating back as far as Ancient Egypt. It used to be rare and valuable and was regarded as a gift fit for kings.
Health Benefits of Cloves

  • Contain Important Nutrients. .
  • High in Antioxidants.
  • May Protect Against Cancer.
  • Can Kill Off Bacteria.
  • May Improve Liver Health.
  • May Help Regulate Blood Sugar.
  • May Promote Bone Health.
  • May Reduce Stomach Ulcers.


Cinnamon


Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. Cinnamon is used mainly as an aromatic condiment and flavouring additive in a wide variety of cuisines, sweet and savoury dishes, breakfast cereals, snackfoods, tea and traditional foods.
Cinnamon is one of the most delicious and healthiest spices on the planet. It can lower blood sugar levels, reduce heart disease risk factors and has a plethora of other impressive health benefits. Just make sure to get Ceyloncinnamon or stick to small doses if you're using the Cassia variety.

Because cinnamon is an unproven treatment, there is no established dose. Some recommend 1/2 to 1 teaspoon (2-4 grams) of powder a day. Some studies have used between 1 gram and 6 grams of cinnamon. Very high doses may be toxic.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Cancer genomics research should be more widespread: Varmus

Nobel laureate Harold E Varmus has said that research on cancer genomics needs to be more widespread as it provides a deeper understanding of the disease and helps save a large number of lives.
Stressing on the need for gathering genomic data for patients of diverse ethnic and geographical backgrounds, Varmus said at present there is enough data for Caucasian white patients but data from other regions like India, Africa is critically required without delay. The medical scientist made the observations while delivering a lecture on 'The transformation of cancer research' at the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics here on Sunday.
Genomics is the branch of molecular biology concerned with the structure, function, evolution and mapping of genomes. There is a need for a deep rational understanding of how cancer arises and genomics provides a deeper understanding of cancer, he said. He gave some examples of how genomic insights have provided more precise treatment of various types of cancers, such as leukaemia and lung cancer. Prof Varmus has been engaged in cancer research for about 50 years.
Varmus and J Michael Bishop were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1989 for the discovery of 'the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes'. The Nobel laureate expressed his happiness that India, through the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics(NIBMG), was participating in the International Cancer Genome Consortium, and has already generated the landscape of genomic alterations that drives oral cancer. "Cancer is a highly heterogeneous disease and treatment needs to be more precise," he added. He asked the NIBMG to play a leadership role and requested the government to provide sustained funding for cancer genomic research.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Delhi may ban the use of private cars from November 1

Delhi may ban the use of private cars from November 1 if its already-severe air pollution worsens. Environment Pollution Control Authority chief Bhure Lal said “only public transport will be used” in such a case as part of the government’s graded action plan (pdf). Delhi’s air quality index, which measures the concentration of toxic particulate matter, hit an alarming 469 on Tuesday due to crop stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana, vehicular exhaust and lower wind speeds. On Monday, the Supreme Court asked the Delhi government to impound more than 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel vehicles to address the situation.

According to a report by TOI, National Physical Laboratory of India (NPLI) on tuesday certified a ground level air purifying technology that can improve air quality even in an open environment. Therefore it might be possible to have cleaner air at a bust stop or playground.
The technology is called CleanAirZone has beeninstalled on a pilot basis in Gurudwara Rakabganj Sahib where the testing was carried out earlier this month. NPLI says its utilization could reduce PM 2.5 concentration by up to 90 %



Sunday, October 21, 2018

Delhi's air quality oscillates between poor and very poor



Delhi's air quality oscillated between "poor" and "very poor" category on October 21 as authorities warned of days of severe pollution ahead.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recorded the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi at 292, while the Centre-run System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research reported an AQI of 318, which falls in the "very poor" category.

An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered "good", 51 and 100 "satisfactory", 101 and 200 "moderate", 201 and 300 "poor", 301 and 400 "very poor", and 401 and 500 "severe".


An official said the air quality of Delhi might deteriorate to "severe" category in the coming days as the air becomes heavier and results in formation of smog. Few weeks back when Brayn Adam did his show, he put a picture showing his own shadow in air.
This photo from Bryan Adams’ concert may just highlight how bad Delhi’s pollution is
While the singer called the occurrence 'Magical', it clearly was far from that and many pointed out it just showed how bad the air quality is. How can the people , ministry and the policy makers ignore such a big issue ? 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

How to protect yourself from cervical cancer ?



Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide. In attempts to curb it, all women aged 18 to 70 who have ever been sexually active are highly encouraged have a Pap test every two years.

A Pap test involves an instrument called a speculum that is used to part the walls of the vagina to get a clear view of the cervix.A small sample of cells is then taken from the surface of the cervix and put onto a glass slide. The slide is examined at a laboratory to look for cell changes.

This is one way of protecting yourself from this dreadful monster.

Therefore, while the following recommendations will not completely prevent cervical cancer, they will, however, lower your risk and help protect you from the disease

Constant medical check-up

Like I have mentioned before, constant Pap tests go a long way in protecting yourself from cervical cancer. Health care experts believe that regular check-up will continue to aid in fighting against cervical cancer. This is because such screening finds cervical cancer early—in its most curable stage.


Get an HPV Vaccine

This is one of the important and bold steps in fighting cervical cancer.

According to medical reports, Human Papilloma Virus, HPV, is the main cause of cervical cancer. There are two vaccines (Gardasil and Cervarix) that can help protect young girls against HPV. These vaccines are licensed, safe, and effective.

Girls aren't the only ones who need to be protected against HPV. While HPV doesn't affect boys, they can be carriers. The Gardasil vaccine can be given to boys to help stop HPV from spreading. These vaccines are most effective in preteens, but can safely be administered until age 26.

Practice safe sex

Just like have mentioned above, boys are carriers to HPV, a virus that causes cervical cancer. In fact, Studies have shown that women who have many sexual partners increase their risk of developing HPV and their risk of cervical cancer.

Quit smoking

Health experts have revealed that Smoking cigarettes doubles your risk of developing cervical cancer. Studies have shown that tobacco by-products damage the DNA of cervix cells and may contribute to the development of cervical cancer.





What are the early signs of cervical cancer?


Cervical Cancer: Symptoms and Signs

Blood spots or light bleeding between or following periods.
Menstrual bleeding that is longer and heavier than usual.
Bleeding after intercourse, douching, or a pelvic examination.
Increased vaginal discharge.
Pain during sexual intercourse.
Bleeding after menopause.
Unexplained, persistent pelvic and/or back pain.


How long does it take for cervical cancer to develop?
Once cervical cells begin to change, it typically takes 10-15 years before invasive cervical cancer develops. As the cells change, they first become "pre-cancerous" – a condition also known as "dysplasia" or CIN – the abbreviation for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia.

What is the most common age for cervical cancer?
Cervical cancer tends to occur in midlife and is most frequently diagnosed in women between the ages of 35 and 44. It rarely develops in women younger than 20. Many older women do not realize that the risk of developing cervical cancer is still present as they age

Is cervical cancer curable?
Stage IB Cancer of the Cervix. Small stage IB cervical cancers can be successfully cured with hysterectomy or radiation therapy in approximately 90% of patients. Bulky stage IB cancers (greater than 4 centimeters in size) are only curedin 70-75% of patients when surgery or radiation therapy is administered alone.

What is the best treatment for cervical cancer?
Treatment of stage IB and stage IIA cervical cancer may include the following: Radiation therapy with chemotherapy given at the same time. Radical hysterectomy and removal of pelvic lymph nodes with or without radiation therapy to the pelvis, plus chemotherapy. Radical trachelectomy.

(The article is for informative purpose , it is recommended to  consult a doctor if you have any questions.)

Diabetes: Eating Makhana (Lotus Seed) May Help Manage Your Blood Sugar Level

Makhanas, also called fox nuts and lotus seeds, come from a plant called Euryale Fox, which grows in the stagnant water of wetlands or ponds in Eastern Asia.

Popular as a fasting food, its health benefits are superior to those of dry fruits such as almonds and walnuts. Some of the health benefits of makhana are: It's a good source of protein, carbohydrates, fibre, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and zinc. High in fiber and low in calories, it enables weight loss

They have been used in Chinese medicine and cuisine since 3000 years and find an important place in Ayurveda too. In India too makhana has found its place, from religious ceremonies to fasting dishes, to weight loss and to manage your blood sugar level. Makhanas are quite low in calories, which is why they have become so popular as an evening snack, which you can munch on happily. A 50-gm serving of dry-roasted makhanas has 180 calories and no saturated fat or sodium at all. Dry-roasted means that no grease or oil has been used in roasting the makhanas.


Makhana For Diabetes


Makhanas are rich in good carbohydrates and proteins. Being low glycaemic foods, makhanas help manage your blood sugar levels. Their glycaemic index is significantly lower than foods like rice, bread, etc. Moreover, their low sodium and high magnesium content makes it beneficial for those suffering from diabetes and obesity. Makhanas are also full of fibre and protein and are high in carbohydrates. If eaten in the right quantity and right manner, makhanas may help manage blood sugar levels.

Makhana seeds can be eaten raw, roasted or ground. Soaked in water overnight, it can be added to soups, salads or other gravy dishes. The puffed seeds are also used in kheer, puddings and dry roasted snacks. It can also be ground and added to soybean, bajra and jowar flours to prepare gluten-free, protein-rich rotis.



Is Makhana good for uric acid?

According to the university of maryland medical center, adding foods high in dietary fibre may help lower uric acid levels in your blood. Dietary fibre may help absorburic acid in your bloodstream, allowing it to be eliminated from your body through your kidneys. ... Bananas are also beneficial in lowering uric acid.

Is Makhana good for babies?
Nutritional benefits of Makhana/ Lotus seeds for Babies. 100 gms yield about 350 calories of energy. 1 ounce of lotus seeds has approximately 5 gms of proteins. They are very good source of protein, magnesium, potassium and phosphorous.

Are Fox nuts fattening?
The good: This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Protein, Thiamin, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium, and a very good source of Manganese.

How many calories are there in Makhana?
Makhanas are low in calories and high in fibre and good carbs. A 50gms serving of fox nuts has just 180 calories.