In the winter season, there are certain vegetables and fruits that would be available for the people. These include fresh cauliflowers, carrots, methi, mustard greens etc. One more vegetable that would be available in the winter season is turnip or shalgam. It must be taken into note that this ivory white vegetable turnip is a versatile and easy to cook root vegetable. It would be superb to add turnip to salads, soups etc. There are many ingredients present in turnips like vitamins A, B, C, E and K, minerals like calcium, iron, sodium and potassium etc.
By eating turnips, we could get various health benefits in us. These are
Lowers blood pressure or BP:
The health of the blood vessels would get better by intake of turnips having dietary nitrates. Our BP would get lowered by intake of turnip. This BP issue is present in almost every person now a days is known.
Good for eye health:
The antioxidant lutein present in turnip would keep the eyes healthy. We would be able to avoid issues like macular degeneration, cataracts etc.
Good for intestinal issues:
The prevalence of diverticulitis flares could be reduced by consuming turnips that are full of dietary fibers etc. The water present in the colon gets absorbed and bowel movements would become easy.
In weight management:
The metabolism would get boosted by consuming turnips having lipids. Accumulation of fats in the body would get inhibited and blood sugar levels are maintained well.
Lowers cancer risk:
It would be possible for us to avoid all types of cancer from breast to prostate by eating turnips containing glucosinolates.
Good for heart health:
The anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of turnip would lower the risk of getting cardiovascular diseases in us. The presence of healthy fats in turnips would help in the regulation of cholesterol. By intake of turnips, glucose and lipid metabolism would get enhanced. By this, the cardiovascular health would get better.
Good for skin and hairs:
There are iron plus vitamins like A and C in turnips and these play a huge role in the skin as well as hair health. Intake of turnip would help in production of sebum and in preventing acnes etc. Collagen production would be possible by the vitamin C in turnips. It is known that collagen would provide structure to the skin and it would keep the skin young and fresh. Hair loss would be brought down by eating raw turnip greens etc.