10 Health Benefits of Turnips


Turnips are highly rich in Vitamin C, Calcium, dietary fiber. Health benefits of Turnip include improves digestive health, reduce blood pressure, improve brain function and Turnip is also very good for our skin and hair.

June 5, 2018



The Turnip is a root vegetable cultivated many regions throughout the world with numerous health advantages. The scientific name of Turnip is Brassica rapa subsp. rapa. It belongs to the Brassicaceae family. It is believed that this wonderful vegetable is native to Ireland and Scotland, but now it is also cultivated widely all over the world for domestic and commercial purpose.

Due to various types of Vitamin, Minerals and nutrients, present in the Turnip, it has lots of health benefits. Among that some of the health benefits of Turnip include improving immune system, boost energy level, Keeps our bone healthy, prevent the risk of osteoporosis, prevents various types of cancer, helps in weight loss, reduce blood pressure, Improve cardiovascular health, increase digestive health, reduce inflammation, increase circulation and improve skin health. 
 

Nutritional Value of Turnip:

Turnip contains lots of Vitamin, Minerals and other components. Some of the vitamins that Turnip has Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Folates, Niacin, Pantothenic acid and Choline. Turnip also contains Omega 3 fatty acids, Omega 6 fatty acids, dietary fiber, sodium and potassium, which have lots of health advantages. Apart from this Turnip also contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium, manganese, selenium, phosphorous, iron, protein, zinc and copper. The best part of the Turnip is, it contains zero cholesterol. 

Turnip Boost Immune System:

Due to the high amount of Vitamin C found in Turnip, it is very beneficial for our immune system. Vitamin C helps in improving the production of white blood cells in our body, it is the main element of our own immune system that protect our body from foreign invaders, such as bacterial and virus. Beside this vitamin C is a strong antioxidant, which fights against free radicals and protect our immune system cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. 

Turnip Prevents Various Types of Cancer:

Due to the high amount of antioxidant found in Turnip, such as Vitamin C, flavonoids and Vitamin A, it is very beneficial for our overall health and also helps to prevent various types of cancer from our body because the antioxidant present in turnip helps to prevent the oxidative damage to our healthy cells from free radicals; these free radicals are the main causes of various types of cancer in our body.

Turnip Improves Digestive Health:

Studies have been proven that consumption of Turnip on a regular basis can improve our digestive system and Turnip also helps to promote the production of digestive juice and enzyme in our stomach that helps in digestion of complex protein and carbohydrate. Beside this Turnip also helps in preventing various types of digestive problems, such as flatulence, indigestion, constipation, colic and stomach infections.

Turnip Improve Bone Health:

Turnip is highly rich in Calcium, magnesium and phosphorus; all these minerals are very beneficial to keep our bond strong and healthy. Calcium, magnesium and phosphorus are the main element to increase the bone density in our body, so consumption of turnip on a regular basis can prevent various types of bone related disease, such as osteoporosis. Apart from this Turnip also contains high amount of Vitamin C, which is very beneficial to improve the calcium absorption in our body and also helps to protect our bone from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. 

Turnip Prevent Cardiovascular Disease:

Turnip is highly rich in dietary fiber, which is very beneficial to reduce the bad cholesterol level from our body, such as LDL cholesterol level, it is the main cause of various types of cardiovascular related issues, such as heart attack, heart stroke, etc. Fiber also helps in increasing the good cholesterol level in our body such as HDL cholesterol level and keeps our cholesterol level in control. 

Turnip Reduce Blood Pressure:

Turnip contains high amount of potassium that helps to reduce the blood pressure and keep our blood pressure under control. Potassium acts as a vasodilator, which means it reduces the strain from the blood vessels and provide smooth passage to blood through arteries, which helps to lower the blood pressure of our body and prevents various types of cardiovascular related issues such as hypertension. Apart from this turnip contain anti-inflammatory properties, which help to reduce the inflammation of the arteries 

Turnip Helps in Weight Loss:

Turnip is one of the best food, those who are in a weight loss regime. Turnip contents high amount of dietary fiber and very low in calorie. Dietary fiber helps to keep our stomach feel fuller for a longer period of time, so that we should not feel hungry for a long time and it helps to control our urges to eat again and again, so that we should not eat again and again, this is the main cause of obesity. Apart from this Turnip is very low in calorie, so consumption Turnip on a regular basis can reduce our daily calorie intake that helps in reducing body weight. 

Turnip Improves Skin Health:

Due to the high amount of B family vitamin, Vitamin C found in turnip, it is very good for our skin and keeps our skin glowing and disease free. Vitamin C found in Turnip is a strong anti-oxidant, its fight against free radical and protect our skin from oxidative damage caused by free radicals, thus prevents the risk of macular degeneration of the skin cells, Studies have been proven that consumption of turnip on a regular basis can prevent various types of skin related disease, such as wrinkles, dark spots, signs of aging. 


Turnip Prevents Alzheimer:

Due to the high amount of iron content fount in Turnip, is very beneficial to improve the brain health and also helps to improve the oxygenated blood flow and other essential nutrition to the brain that helps to prevent the risk of nervous system disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease.

Turnip Cures Asthma:

Turnip contains high amount of anti-inflammatory properties, which is very beneficial to reduce the risk of asthma. Different studies have been proven that consumption of turnip on a regular basis can reduce the inflammation in our respiratory tract that helps to prevent the risk of asthma.  

Health Benefits of Turnips

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Nutritional Facts Of Turnip greens, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt


Nutrient Unit Value per 100 g
Waterg93.20
Energykcal20
Proteing1.14
Total lipid (fat)g0.23
Carbohydrate, by differenceg4.36
Fiber, total dietaryg3.5
Sugars, totalg0.53
Calcium, Camg137
Iron, Femg0.80
Magnesium, Mgmg22
Phosphorus, Pmg29
Potassium, Kmg203
Sodium, Namg29
Zinc, Znmg0.14
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acidmg27.4
Thiaminmg0.045
Riboflavinmg0.072
Niacinmg0.411
Vitamin B-6mg0.180
Folate, DFEµg118
Vitamin B-12µg0.00
Vitamin A, RAEµg381
Vitamin A, IUIU7625
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)mg1.88
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)µg0.0
Vitamin DIU0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)µg367.6
Fatty acids, total saturatedg0.053
Fatty acids, total monounsaturatedg0.015
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturatedg0.091
Fatty acids, total transg0.000
Cholesterolmg0
Caffeinemg0