Health Benefits of Root Vegetables [Infographic]

Eat Root Vegetables for Their Health Benefits and to Replace Grains in the Diet
Infographic from Dr. John Axe
Root vegetables provide complex carbs and starch, are high in fiber, are an excellent source of anti-inflammatory and alkalizing antioxidants, as well as certain vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that have a wide range of proven health benefits.

Starchy, complex carbs are also very satiating, providing a feeling of fullness and satisfaction and, thus, potentially decreasing snacking which generally leads to weight gain and interferes in weight loss efforts.

Root vegetables are typically high in dietary fiber.  Dietary fiber is essential to digestive health, helps detoxify the body, and is thought to greatly aid in weight loss.

For individuals with gluten intolerance or sensitivity, starchy root vegetables are a healthy option to replace grains in the diet.

This infographic entitled "Benefits of Root Vegetables" from Dr. John Axe illustrates other important health benefits of root vegetables.

Healthy root vegetables include carrots, leeks, parsnips, potatoes, rutabagas, sweet potatoes and turnips.

See:  Root Veggies 101

Infographic and to read the article on root vegetables health benefits go to:  Top 10 Root Vegetables to Replace Grains.


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