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Looking for a healthy snack? There is one that could strengthen your heart and bones, and it's not nuts or seeds

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New Delhi: Talk of healthy snacks and both Google and nutritionist experts instantly talk of nuts and seeds for their fibre and healthy fat content. But in India, there is no dearth of options – murmura or puffed rice being one of them. Loved for their crunch texture, distinct and soothing flavour and of course, pocket-friendly aspect – murmura is one of the best snacks that be enjoyed by all and the health benefits are a bonus, from weight loss to blood pressure management.

Puffed rice: The nutrition profile

Murmura is a rich source of minerals, and vitamins and is free of cholesterol and excess fats. In a 100-gram serving, puffed rice has the following to offer:

  1. 0.5 grams of fat
  2. 402 calories
  3. 1.7 grams of fibre
  4. 90 grams of carbohydrates
  5. 0 mg cholesterol
  6. 6mg calcium
  7. 6 grams proteins
  8. 31.7mg iron
  9. 25mg magnesium
  10. 0.1mg vitamin B6

What are the health benefits of murmura?

Puffed rice is made from short-grain rice compressed or inflated with air. They are denser and chewier blessed with a nutty flavour. Talk of the health benefits, they have the following to offer:

  1. Immunity booster
  2. Treats constipation
  3. Aids digestion
  4. Stronger bones
  5. Weight loss
  6. Improves energy levels
  7. Controls blood pressure levels
  8. Heart healthy

The final verdict

Murmura or puffed rice is one of the healthiest grains or snacks that one could ask for. This cereal, however, should be enjoyed in moderation as the high-calorie content and carb content might make things worse for a diabetes patient or a weight watcher.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

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