[NH] Health Benefits of Turnip Greens

Health Benefits of Turnip Greens;

Turnips are root vegetables which are highly nutritious, delicate
sweet in taste, most popular cold seasonal vegetable, and it is widely
used in various cuisines in the countries of United States of America,
Asia and Europe. It belongs to the Brassicaceae family of plants and
botanically known as Brassica Rapa. Bulbous roots of turnips and fresh
greens of turnips are used as vegetable, as both roots and greens
contain good proportions of nutrients such as Vitamins, minerals, and

Nutritional profile of Turnip roots and greens includes that of
carbohydrates, proteins, fats, dietary fiber and zero cholesterol. It
also consists of electrolytes like potassium and sodium. Vitamin B
complex constituents, Vitamins C, A, E, K found in turnips. Minerals
such as copper, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, and zinc also
present in the same. Antioxidants like beta carotene, lutein, and
zeaxanthin also present in Turnips. Turnip roots provide 28 calories
while turnip greens provide 32 calories of energy per 100 grams of
turnip vegetable.

Health benefits of Turnip greens and roots include; turnip greens are
healthiest food for lungs as it eliminates carcinogen known as
benzopyrene that causes lungs inflammation, emphysema leading to
cancer of lungs, thus preventing lung cancer due to the rich content
of Vitamin A. Turnips lower LDL Cholesterol and increase HDL
Cholesterol, prevents atherosclerosis, by eliminating free oxygen
radicals, improves cardiovascular health due to the presence of
antioxidants, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and beta carotene. An enzyme called
Paraoxonase that arrests oxidation of both HDL and LDL cholesterol and
preventing the effects of homocysteine that causes atherosclerosis, so
it is healthiest food for Heart and cardiovascular system.

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