If you’ve been living the Paleo lifestyle for awhile, you know by now that, one of the things that the lifestyle promotes is eating all parts of the animals we consume, but it doesn’t have to be limited to animals. Although many of us make sure to eat our fruits and vegetables, we may not even think to eat other parts of the plant. Carrots are one commonly consumed root, but we don’t have to stop there. The roots of the lotus flower are also full of nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium, various B vitamins, potassium and magnesium.
Paleo and Carbohydrates
Lotus roots can also be fairly high in carbohydrates. While living a Paleo lifestyle naturally means consuming fewer carbs than the Standard American Diet (SAD), that does not mean that carbs are inherently harmful. On the contrary, there are a number of starchy Paleo-approved foods. For a more in-depth look at this discussion, check out this post.