The Benefits of Root Vegetables

Grown beneath the earth, root vegetables seem to have seeped in all of mother nature’s natural benefits.

Root Vegetables

Root vegetables grow underground and absorb a great amount of nutrients from the soil.

They are packed with a high concentration of:

– Antioxidants; the more colourful the vegetable the richer antioxidant content. For more information about antioxidants read here.

– Vitamins A, E, C and most of B vitamins.

– Minerals like Iron, Zinc, Selenium, Magnesium, and Calcium.

Root vegetables help to:

– Cleanse your system

– Deliver complex carbohydrates – slowly burning energy, regulating your blood glucose levels.

– Provide soluble and insoluble fibre – that not only acts as a food source to the beneficial bacteria in your gut but also helps to regulate your bowel movement.

How often should you incorporate root vegetables into your diet?

– Anywhere between 3-5 servings of any combination of root vegetables a day is beneficial. Choose the more colourful varieties to optimise the nutrient content.