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Is it safe to have Lotus Seeds during pregnancy?

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Why should I include lotus seeds (phool makhana) in my pregnancy diet?

Lotus Seeds - also known as 

Lotus nut, Nelumbo nucifera, Fox nuts, Phool Makhana, Makhana, Gorgon nut,
Why should I include lotus seeds in my pregnancy diet

Lotus seeds, also known as fox nuts or phool makhana are categorized as superfoods for pregnant women as they are packed with innumerable vitamins and minerals. To begin with, they are considered one of the good sources of protein that help in stimulating the development of the nervous system and the brain of your unborn baby.

Even Chinese medicine recommends the use of lotus seeds during pregnancy. According to Chinese medicine book Ben Cao Jin Ji Zhu, lotus seeds can tonify the spleen and the kidneys to build up the body’s energy – Qi, and help in stopping bleeding associated with miscarriage.

Roasted makhana also makes a tasty and popular snack in many households. No reason to hold back on this great superfood!

You should include lotus seeds or makhana in your pregnancy diet.

Also check out benefits of eating other parts of the lotus plant such as lotus roots during pregnancy.

Aren’t roots like lotus root unsafe to consume during pregnancy?

Good source of
Calcium, Copper, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein, Sodium, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Zinc,

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