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 –
- 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.
- The root also contains essential minerals like zinc, magnesium, copper and iron, which help the body in the production of red blood cells.
- Lotus root is known for strengthening the respiratory system of a human body, which ultimately helps a person fight a number of diseases.
- 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.