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). Continue reading

Persimmon Nutrients and Benefits

persimmonsDid you know that Persimmon is not a fruit, but its true definition is a berry. If you translate Persimmon to Russian it would be XYPMA, to sound it out you would say Hoorma. To some people persimmon berry is not a very common food, for some reason it’s just not as popular as other fruits and berries. But it still is a good and healthy fruit to eat sometimes. Persimmon berry is usually an orange color on the inside and on the outside, and it is usually between 1 to 4 inches in diameter. People like to eat Persimmons either dry, fresh, raw, or cooked. Some people have stomach problems after eating persimmons for a while, but it is because most of those people ate persimmons which were not ripe all the way. The Nutrients that you could get from one average raw persimmon, which is about 25 grams, are:
– Vitamin C (good amount)
– Calcium
– Iron
– Phosphorus
– Potassium
– Carbohydrates
– Calories

The Possible Benefits of Persimmon berry are:
– 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
– Some nations use it to treat constipation
– Other nations use it for hemorrhoids
– May reduce bleeding
– Some people cook it to treat diarrhea
– Other people cook it to treat dysentery

Pinto Beans Nutrients and Benefits

pinto beansDid you ever wonder why Pinto beans are called pinto? Well, it is because in Spanish the word pinto means painted, and when you look closely at the pinto beans you will see that they have splashes of reddish or brownish dots on them. After you cook them then they usually become pink. Well, the Nutrients of cooked Pinto Beans are:
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin (good amount)
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate (large amount)
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin E
– Vitamin K
– Copper (good amount)
– Potassium (good amount)
– Magnesium (good amount)
– Iron (good amount)
– Phosphorus (good amount)
– Protein (good amount)
– Manganese (good amount)
– Tryptophan (large amount)
– Dietary Fiber (large amount)
– Molybdenum (extreme amount)
– Carbohydrates
– Calcium
– Selenium
– Zinc
– Omega 3 Fatty Acids
– Amino Acids (good amount)

After seeing an awesome list of nutrients in Pinto Beans then you can definitely expect a good and juicy list of Benefits in Pinto Beans:
– Lowers Cholesterol
– Regulates Blood Sugar Levels
– Increases Stool Bulk
– Prevents Constipation
– Improves Digestive System
– Prevents Diverticulosis
– Prevents Digestive Disorders
– Lowers Risk of Heart Attack
– Prevents High blood pressure
– Prevents Atherosclerosis
– Reduces Risk of Stroke
– Provides Healthy Energy
– Reduces Headaches
– Antioxidant Protection
– Improves your memory
– Improves brain function