Lotus Nutrients and Health Benefits

Cooked Lotus Roots

Have you heard of a name Lotus? What comes to your mind when you hear this word “Lotus”? Do you imagine a car, or a flower, or food? Well, believe it or not, but yes there are Lotus Cars, Flowers, and people even eat Lotus. No, people don’t eat Lotus cars, they eat Lotus roots which come from Lotus Flowers.

The flower of a Lotus PlantThe Lotus flower that I’m talking about is also called Indian Lotus, Sacred Lotus, Bean of India, or Binomialy speaking Nelumbo Nucifera, Nelumbium Seciosum, or Nymphaea Nelumbo, but NOT just Nymphaea which is a Water Lily. This Lotus flower is considered as an aquatic perennial plant.

Lotus’s roots grow in the bottom of the river or a pond and the leaves usually float on top of the surface of water. The flower itself, using a thick stem, rises a little higher then the water’s surface. A very unique feature of this flower which was observed and documented is that in cool temperatures of like 10 degrees Celcius (50 degrees Feirenheit) Lotus flower is able to keep or regulate its own temperature of like 35 degrees Celcius (95 degrees Fahrenheit).

The roots of a Lotus PlantThe flower, leaves, seeds, and roots of the Lotus plant can all be eaten. Different cultures throughout the world cook and prepare Lotus plant in many different ways. One of the most popular ways to enjoy a Lotus Plant is by boiling its roots, slicing them, and then serving them sprinkled with spices or herbs in salads. The Nutrients that can be found in Raw 10 slices of Lotus Root before it gets cooked are:

- Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate, Folic Acid
– Vitamin C (Large Amount)
– Protein
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Potassium
– Sodium
– Zinc
– Copper
– Manganese
– Selenium
– Natural Fats
– Omega 3 Fatty Acids
– Omega 6 Fatty Acids
– Carbohydrates
– Dietary Fiber
– Calories

The Health Benefits that we can expect to get from these amounts of Nutrients that are in Lotus Roots are:

Vitamin C:
– Improves wound healing
– Prevents cells from damages
– Improves gums health
– Improves teeth health
– Improves Immune System
– Protects from free radicals
– Reduces Aging
– Lowers Risks of some Cancers
– Improves Iron absorption
– Improves Lung health
– Prevents from frequent colds
– Protects from frequent infections

Potassium:
– Improves nerve function
– Improves muscle function
– Reduces confusion
– Reduces irritability
– Reduces fatigue
– Lowers chance of heart problems
– Lowers chance of high blood pressure
– Protects from chronic diarrhea
– Improves exercise ability

Dietary Fiber:
– Normalizes Blood Sugar Levels
– Normalizes Cholesterol Levels
– Helps prevent constipation
– Helps prevent hemorrhoids
– Supports Weight Loss

Check out the Lotus plant related products below, just click their images to be taken to a place that sells it…
Tazo Lotus Green Tea, Decaffeinated . Eden Pasta, Soba Lotus Root . Eden Lotus Root Dried, Sliced

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