Turnip whether dried, cooked or raw has many health benefits. Turnip traditionally use to treat various diseases such as osteoarthritis, headaches and sexually transmitted infections and also it use in medicines to treat jaundice, hepatitis and sore throats.
The Health Benefits of Turnip
Eliminates intestinal problems
Due to the abundance of fiber, regular consumption of turnip is effective in improving proper digestion. Traditionally, these vegetables have been used to cure various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Research shows that consuming higher amounts of fiber in the diet reduces the risk of diverticulitis.
Turnip has also been shown to fight Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria that cause stomach ulcers. Including turnips in the diet helps improve intestinal health. It also prevents stomach problems such as bloating and constipation.
Promote heart health
Turnip has anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Vegetables have a high content of healthy fats that are effective in regulating cholesterol levels. Studies have shown that turnips increase glucose and metabolism, which leads to cardiovascular health.
Reduce the risk of cancer
The Glucosinolates and Isothiocyanates in turnips have anti-cancer properties. Research shows that turnips have protective effects against cancers of the ovaries, colon, bladder, lungs, prostate and breast, and studies on human lung cancer cells have reported the turnip’s anti-cancer activity.
Turnip anti-diabetic properties
Studies have shown that turnip extract has anti-diabetic effects. It reported that this herb can help regulate glucose levels by increasing insulin. However, more studies need to better understand the anti-diabetic properties of turnips.