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Effect of fresh lotus seeds and dried lotus seeds

( Update: 14/12/2019 )

Nutritional value of lotus seeds

According to ancient documents, lotus seed (sweetness), wax (to tighten, sealed), calculus (not hot, not cold), the effect of healing, asthma, diarrhea, insomnia , slow digestion, full stomach, eat poorly, cure thirst due to high fever, dehydration.

Normally, sen grows up to 1.5m in height and can grow up to 3m. Large leaves with a diameter of up to 60 cm, flowers up to 20 cm in diameter. The lotus is rich in protein, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus, while saturated fat, sodium, and cholesterol are very low, according to data published in the American Journal of Nutrition.

Specifically, 100g lotus seeds contain 350 calories, 63-68 grams of carbohydrates, 17-18 grams of protein, but only 1.9-2.5 grams of fat, the rest are other ingredients such as water (13%), Minerals (mainly sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus). On average, one ounce of dried lotus seeds (28 grams) provides about 5 grams of high quality protein, in addition to rich in fiber, sugar-free, taste good to the taste of many people.

The wonderful effect of lotus seeds

1. Cure insomnia

Lotus seed is a precious medicine that helps to nourish the body and cure insomnia, nervous depression. The food made from lotus seed has the effect of nourishing body and sedative, helping to sleep better. Many pregnant women often have difficulty sleeping. This condition causes fatigue, which affects the health of the mother as well as the baby. Therefore, pregnant women should eat lotus seeds for better sleep.

Mothers should also note the lotus seeds have a green sprout is often called "lotus heart", bitter taste difficult to eat, but you do not hurry to leave because the lotus also acts heat, tranquility, blood very good pressure.

2. Help your child be smarter

Lotus seeds are rich in calcium, protein, phosphorus, pregnant women should eat lotus seeds, will have beneficial effects, refreshing kidney, spleen, insane, sedative have nourishing mind, good, very good for development neuralgia and fetal brain. Therefore, mothers remember to eat lotus seeds during pregnancy to give birth to healthy and more intelligent.

Each day, you get dried lotus seeds, roasted yellow rice, two equal doses (about 150-200g) powdered flour, each day to eat 6-8g at the time of hunger.

3. Relieve headaches

Studies show that lotus seeds contain many protid, glucid ... and many B vitamins, vitamin PP and vitamin C (many in fresh lotus). Therefore, lotus seeds are used in many medications for headaches, insomnia (especially migraine).

For the treatment of headaches, people often use lotus seeds combined with some medicinal or other ingredients to increase medication. This drug effectively treats headache insomnia. Can be mentioned such as longan, black beans, green beans, wormwood, naked, fake ...

4. Make facial skin

In traditional Indian medicine often take full advantage of the lotus, lotus seed, lotus leaf to increase the beauty of women. In particular, the lotus is rich in linoclic acid, phosphorus, iron, vitamins A and C, used in relaxing spa or lotus oil is mixed into the bath tub, helping to remove old skin cells and blood circulation. .

Agriculture newspaper also said that in the lotus seeds also contain many antioxidants should have a positive effect to prevent the destruction of free radicals in the body through the delicious and delicious dishes. Especially, lotus juice is considered to be a product that "smashes" freckles, freckles, and pimples, making the skin glowing.

5. Anti-aging

Lotus seeds and lotus seeds contain a special enzyme that "heals and restores" the proteins in the human body and then damages the skin. Because of this advantage, pharmaceutical companies, cosmetics are now seeking, extracting enzymes to put into their anti-aging products. In addition, lotus seeds are rich in kaempferol, a very useful natural flavonoid, which prevents inflammation, especially the anti-inflammatory effect of gum tissue, especially in the elderly.

In particular, the lotus also has "invisible" effects, especially stress reduction. So every time you see the lotus glamorous, the soul of man becomes relaxed and pleasant.

6. Improve round 1 postpartum

After giving birth and weaning to the baby, a problem that mothers are extremely upset about is the sloppy condition of the first round. Also, weaning mothers finished the first round of "disappear". So pregnant women should eat lotus seeds to help improve the buoyancy and toning, because according to a Chinese book of Chinese medicine, lotus seeds work in round 1.

7. Enhance the mechanisms of melamine excretion

According to a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Molecular Medicine, extracts of the wing, astringent and lotus seeds are effective in the secretion of melamine, especially compounds called plamitic Methyl ester, through a mechanism known as melanogenesis, is a compound that makes human hair free of silver, broken or premature aging due to melamine deficiency.

8. Used as common dishes

With the advantage of taste, color and nutrients, lotus seeds are used by humans for food and medicine. Sun lotus has a sedative effect, especially for the treatment of long-term diarrhea and malnutrition, cure insomnia, reduce summer thirst, treat anemia, poor nutrition for women after birth ...

Long ago in folk people have processed lotus seeds into many high value nutritious foods such as lotus tea, lotus lotus, lotus longan tea, lotus seed green tea, lotus chicken stew, lotus seeds ... delicious, attractive, high nutritional value without harm to the body.

Fresh lotus seeds and dried lotus seeds all have the same effect, bringing in abundant health for the body. Hope the article The effect of fresh lotus seeds and dried lotus seeds help you better understand these wonderful uses.