Health benefits of lotus seeds

Lotus seed is not only a nutritious food but also a precious herb.

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1. Treat insomnia

Lotus seeds contain alkaline, sedative and calming ingredients which promotes deeper sleep. And that’s why they are a traditional medicine to cure sleeping disorders like insomnia. Every night before going to bed, eat a bowl of lotus seeds and you’ll have a peaceful goodnight sleep.

2. Treat headache

According to Oriental Medicine, sweetness in lotus seeds has some sedative properties. Some researches indicate that protid, glucid, and vitamins like B, C have a positive effect in treating headache or migraine.

3. Be an anti-ageing property

All lotus seeds contain the anti-aging enzyme L-isoaspartyl methyltransferase, which is said to help repair damaged proteins, according to the Kushi Institute, a macrobiotic website. Because of this, many cosmetic companies are now finding ways to include the seeds in anti-aging blends. Daike Tian, in an article on the Water Gardeners International website, states that lotus seeds contain kaempferol, a natural flavonoid which prevents inflammation. Tian claims this this helps repair aging gum tissue.

4. Be for expectant mothers

Expectant mothers need to consume an adequate amount of protein regarding the proper growth of the brain and nervous system of the fetus. They are light-weight and loaded with nutrients hence considered a healthy snack. Pregnant women can munch on a handful of the seeds to curb their increased appetite 2-3 times in a day. However, it is advised to consult with your physician in this regard first.

5. Improve skin health

Lotus seeds contain glucid, lipid, calcium,
phosphorus and vitamins that can help us get rid of dead cells effectively as maintain blood pressure. The anti-aging enzyme L-isoaspartyl methyltransferase in these seeds help repair damaged proteins, according to the Kushi Institute. On the other hand, eating lotus seeds regularly can obviate pimples effectively.