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Good To Know - Turnips

Sep 30, 2019 11:38AM

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Aside from the variant color schemes and distinct flavor, turnips are a powerful medicinal root. Chock-full of vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, E and K, they also has a host of minerals our bodies need—calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc, to name a few.

Turnip wards off colorectal cancer and other types of cancers. It helps alleviate blockages in the arteries and prevents blood clots, lowering the risk of heart disease. Turnip is a warrior against bacterial, viral and parasitic infections, and is known to shield the body from the damage of nicotine. Don’t overlook the tops of these roots either. Turnip greens have been identified to help with rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and inflammation.




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