Why eating lotus stem is good for you

Ano Patel of TNN talks about some benefits of lotus stem

Lotus stem recipes are still a delicacy for many households here. This aquatic plant, which grows in few places, is available everywhere in a dry version. But here are some health benefits that you probably did not know until now –

  1. Lotus root contains many essential vitamins. It is a great source of Vitamin C, which helps boost the immunity of a person and fight viral infections.
  2. The root also contains essential minerals like zinc, magnesium, copper and iron, which help the body in the production of red blood cells.
  3. Lotus root is known for strengthening the respiratory system of a human body, which ultimately helps a person fight a number of diseases.
  4. They are rich in dietary fibre and low on saturated fats, hence keeping a person’s calorie count in check.

With so many reasons this root vegetable gives to a human being, we should include it in the diet more regularly.

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