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Health Benefits of Turnips

Health Benefits of Turnips

Turnips are presently in season. Turnips are vegetables that have a purple, red, or green exterior and have a white-fleshed bulb, also called the storage root, which grows above the ground and has smooth skin without scars or side roots

Nutritional Content

Turnips are low in calories and contain fiber, protein, vitamin a, B1, B2 to B3, B4 and B5 and C, E, K also contains folate, Phosphorus, and calcium. turnips and their greens also contain iron, magnesium, and potassium

Gut health

Being rich in fiber, turnips help in reducing inflammation as well as the risk of diverticulitis, which helps relieve constipation and promotes regularity.

Eye health

They are rich in Lutein- An antioxidant. This prevents problems like macular degeneration and cataracts.

Blood Pressure

Turnips contain dietary nitrates, which provide multiple benefits for the health of blood vessels. Turnips provide potassium and help lower blood pressure by releasing sodium from the body and helps in the dilation of arteries.

Weight loss

Turnips, being high in fiber, have a high satiety level. turnips keep you full for longer

Cardiovascular health

Turnips have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that may help in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Diabetes management

Turnips contain various biological compounds that help the management of blood sugar. Isorhamnetin is a compound present in turnips that inhibit the enzyme that plays an important role in diabetes complications.

Turnip supports healthy liver or kidney function, can protect against cancer, jaundice, and sore throats.

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