Turnip Health Benefits and nutrition facts
Turnip is a vegetable that has a bitter taste. It belongs to the Cruciferae family to which kale, collards, cabbage and broccoli also belongs. Apart from the leaves the roots of Turnip are also edible which are packed with nutrients. Turnips are a widely used ingredients in salads. Although they are throughout the year they are available in plenty from the month of October to March.
i) Turnips contain lots of antioxidants, phytonutrients and glucosinolate which fights against cancer and tumors
ii) Turnips fights against heart diseases. The folate and Vitamin B content promotes cardiovascular health.
ii) Turnips contains vitamin C and also many other anti oxidants all of which protects against DNA cell damage and eliminates the free radicals from the body.
iii) Turnip greens contain fiber that maintains digestive health. It also protects the intestines from many diseases.
iv) Turnips contains free of calories, hence health conscious people can include turnips in their diet.
v) Turnips help fights against cold and cough respiratory disorders like asthma, bronchitis, etc.
vi) The leafy part of Turnips contain lutein which help prevent cataracts and promotes eye health. The Vitamin A content are also good for the eyes.
vii) Turnips also have a lot of health benefits for pregnant women.
viii) Turnips also contain and calcium, copper, iron and manganese that has important functions in the body.
ix) Turnips are helpful in preventing a number of illnesses like cancer, stroke, and arthritis