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Popped Lily Seeds: A Healthier Popcorn Alternative To Get Your Protein Fix

Eating healthy snack foods can be a challenge for anyone looking to ditch their previously high carb and sugar diet in favor of a healthier, slimmer body. For this reason, protein bars have been the go-to snack for mindful eaters, although they can get tired of it quickly. Luckily, there are other plant-based snacks out there that can satisfy your cravings for crispy, crunchy food: popped water lily seeds! Also known as makhana, which is the Hindi word for it, it’s been eaten as a nutritious snack on the Indian subcontinent for thousands of years. These seeds are small kernels gathered when water lilies cast them off every year and can be popped like popcorn. They offer an incredibly satisfying...

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Lily Seeds Are An Antioxidant Food with Anti-aging Benefits

The potential of antioxidants to attenuate oxidative stress and help in prevention of many diseases has attracted the attention of many researchers to identify potential antioxidants. Many medicinal plants are considered to have great antioxidant potential. Euryale ferox Salisb., a large floating-leaf aquatic plant, is the only species in the genera Euryale of the family Nymphaeaceae and it is distributed in India, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia and China.

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