You can enjoy roots like lotus root during your pregnancy. Lotus roots not only taste great but also have a number of health benefits for expecting mothers. They help to alleviate the discomfort of pregnancy. They contain vitamin B, vitamin C, protein, iron and calcium to support healthy pregnancy. When pregnant women suffer from a sore throat or constipation, taking lotus roots can help relieve these symptoms too. Lotus roots are also a good source of folate, which helps in conceiving as well as prevent neural tube defects in babies.
Other parts of the lotus plant such as lotus seeds (makhana) are also very beneficial during pregnancy. Read more about them here: