Health Benefits of Root Vegetables
The Health Benefits :-
Most vegetables are packed with complex carbohydrates, which break down into sugars in your body. This is a slow process, which prevents an unnatural rise in the blood sugar levels, and therefore, they are able to provide a consistent amount of energy throughout the day. They are also a good source of fiber, which helps to clean out the colon, as well as the rest of the digestive tract. All the buildup that hinders the absorption of nutrients can be eliminated from the body by consuming high fiber foods. Once the digestive tract is clean, they can begin to clean the rest of the body at a deep cellular level.
Root vegetables are also a good source of antioxidants, which help to neutralize free radicals within the body. Free radicals are said to be one of the major factors that contribute to aging. Therefore, root vegetables can potentially help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, premature graying of the hair, as well as prevent many age related diseases.
Beets are fantastic for detoxing and providing antioxidants. They have a unique nutrientscalled betalains (for system cleaning), boron (for boosting sex hormones) and tryptophan (for happiness). They taste great as a pickled side or shredded raw on salads, or try any or all ten of these fantastic beet recipes.
- Lower your blood pressure.
- Boost your stamina.
- Fight Inflammation.
- Anti-Cancer Properties.
- Rich in Valuable Nutrients and Fiber.
- Detoxification Support.
Sweet Potatoes :-
Sweet potato does not only need to appear during the holidays. They are much healthier than potatoes but, of course, boast a sweeter, richer flavor. They are stocked with vitamins B6, C, and E, as well as potassium and magnesium. They are also super versatile in the kitchen and can be used baked, stewed, roasted, fried or even turned into pie.
- Antioxidant Nutrients.
- Anti-Inflammatory Nutrients.
- Potential Improvement of Blood Sugar Regulation.
- Prevents constipation & Reduce stomach Ulcers.
Carrots are best known for being rich in beta carotene, a compound that may reduce heart disease and certain types of cancer, and Vitamin A, which bolsters vision, bone growth and tooth development.
- Anti-Cancer Benefits.
- Cardiovascular Benefits.
- Antioxidant Benefits.
- Promotes healthier skin.
- Cleanses the body.
Has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer and lower cholesterol. To read our article on 20 healthy facts about garlic, click here
- Antioxidant activity.
- Hydrogen sulfide-mediated vasodilatory activity.
- Antimicrobial activity.
- Blood pressure.
Americans consume about 20 pounds of onions per capita every year, and it’s no wonder: You get a lot of flavor and health benefit in the 45 calories per onion. They can transform the taste and aroma of casseroles, sautés, salads and sandwiches- just about anything!
- Cardiovascular Benefits.
- Support for Bone and Connective Tissue.
- Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
- Cancer Protection.
High in fiber, vitamin C, and folate, parsnips make a nutrient-rich alternative to the potato when mashed or roasted as a side dish. Their subtly unique sweet flavor comes from frosty temperatures converting the starch in the root vegetable to sugar.
- Go Green.
- Get to the Root of the Matter.
- Back Away From the Veggie Peeler.
- Cooking? Sky’s the Limit.
are a cabbage-turnip hybrid. They can be stored in your cupboard for up to three whole months! The big, yellow root vegetables have a stronger, more peppery flavor than their mild-mannered turnip cousins, and have more vitamin A and beta carotene, as well.
- Good Source of Vitamin C.
- Boosts Fiber Intake.
- Supplies Potassium Power.
- Protects Against Cancer.
Cassava (yucca) is a leading source for calories and carbohydrates in Latin American and African countries. It has a nice nutty flavor and grows well in bad soil as well as through unpredictable droughts. It is a good source of less talked about minerals like zinc, magnesium, manganese, copper and iron. It’s great in stews or as chips.
- Increased Immune Function.
- Protection Against Heart Disease.
- Slowing Aging.
- DNA Repair and Protection.
- Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease.
- Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
- Alzheimer’s Protection.
- Osteoporosis Protection.
Ginger is a medicinal wonder root (or rhizome to be more accurate), with health benefits out the wazoo. It fights cancer, eases nausea, decongests, increases blood circulation, reduces inflammation and has been rumored to stop asteroids headed for earth. It can be consumed as tea and in foods.
- Haven’t been feeling hungry? Eat a little fresh ginger just before a meal to inspire your appetite and activate your digestive juices.
- Eating ginger improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body.
- Ginger clears the ‘microcirculatory channels’ of the body, including the clearing your sinuses that can flare up seasonally or during colder months.
- Feeling airsick or nauseous? Ginger can help, preferably tossed in a little honey.
Turmeric’s medicinal prowess challenges ginger’s. Luckily, the two seem to get along very well (in dishes). It is a very good anti-inflammatory, cancer preventer and brain booster. It also works well as a chai-like tea and is a must-have in Indian cuisine.
- Curcumin Boosts Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor.
- Turmeric Dramatically Increases The Antioxidant Capacity of The Body.
- Curcumin is a Natural Anti-Inflammatory Compound.
- Turmeric Contains Bioactive Compounds With Powerful Medicinal Properties.