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What Are The Benefits Of Turnip?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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What are the benefits of turnip? Turnips contain plant-based compounds that have potential anti-cancer properties. It is a cruciferous vegetable that is low in calories and packs a lot of vitamins and minerals.

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The nutritional profile of 1 cup of cubed raw turnips is:

Calories: 36

Carbs: 8 grams

Fiber: 2 grams

Protein: 1 gram

Vitamin C: 30% of the daily value

Folate: 5% of the Daily Value

Phosphorus: 3% of the Daily Value

Calcium: 3% of the Daily Value

The nutritional profile of 1 cup of chopped turnip greens is:

Calories: 18

Carbs: 4 grams

Fiber: 2 grams

Vitamin K: 115% of the DV

Vitamin C: 37% of the DV

ProVitamin A: 35% of the DV

Folate: 27% of the DV

Calcium: 8% of the DV

The root and the leaves of turnips offers great nutrients of  Vitamin C. And this protects the body from free radical damage. And it also provides iron absorption and helps to regulate blood cholesterol.

One of the plant compounds of a turnip is glucosinolates. Glucosinolates has been linked to a lower risk of different types of cancer such as lung cancer, colon cancer and rectal cancers. There was a study among rats where it showed it reduced their blood sugar levels.

There was a 9 month study done on rats that were on a high sugar diet. They were treated with 45 mg of turnip extract per pound of bodyweight lowered their blood sugar. There was another 28-day study done on rats where it reduced the blood sugar and blood cholesterol levels.

Other potential health benefits are weight loss since it is low in calories and high in nutrients. Another health benefit is it promotes bone health because of the Vitamin K. Vitamin K plays a role in bone metabolism. And lastly it exerts liver protecting effects and this is because of glucosinolates.

The Bottom Line is Turnips is a healthy vegetable that provides a tremendous amount of health benefits such as weight-loss management, anticancer and anti-inflammatory effects.

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