The Health Benefits of Turnips

June 24, 2009

Diets & Nutrition

Turnips have a little sweet and refreshing taste. It is possible to have bad luck and stumble upon a little bitter turnip. Usually the smaller turnips taste better because the big turnips are old and more hard to eat.

The ancient Romans and the Greeks loved eating turnips. Many people nowadays eat the leafs of the turnips. The specialists believe that the leafs of turnips have many health benefits. The leafs of turnips are full of vitamin A, B6, C, E, B9, B2, K, calcium, copper, phosphor, iron, potassium, magnesium and fibers.

Turnips are especially good for your health when it comes to lowering the risk of some types of cancer. The scientists believe that turnips are good at fighting and preventing colon cancer, arteriosclerosis, rheumatism arthritis… Usually the leafs of turnips are extremely beneficial for your colon.

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Smokers should eat turnips to help their body be healthier and alleviate the side effects of smoking. Those that smoke are exposing themselves to an accelerated process if diminishing their quantity of vitamin A from their body because of a cancerous component from the tobacco. For healthy lungs you should eat lots of vegetables full of vitamin A. Like turnips. The persons having kidney stones should avoid eating turnip leafs. Also those having problems with their thyroid gland should avoid eating turnips leaves.

A cup of 150 grams of turnips has about 30 calories. So you can eat lots of turnips even if you are on a weight loss diet. You can add turnips to your salads, eat them with rice or potatoes, beans or anything else you might think you would like to eat.

Eat lots of turnips, cabbage, broccoli, radishes, cauliflower because they act like guardian angels against cancer, heart problems, lung diseases and keep your brain in shape over the years.

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