Parsnips are healthy and hearty

HEALTH benefits of parsnips
A source of potassium, fibre and vitamin C, one 80g serving is one of your five-a-day.
Parsnips are rich in both soluble and insoluble fibre and can help promote healthy digestion. They promote a good mix of beneficial gut microbes and are good for gut-related problems such as reflex.
There are certain diets that advise avoiding root vegetables because of their simple carb content. But when eaten whole, their fibre and water content may help to curb appetite.
They are a good source of active plant compounds such as flavonoids that have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-cancer properties and can help modulate blood pressure (think heart healthy). Which sounds like a very good reason to roast some parsnips or make some parsnip soup.
They might even make you feel good. Falcarinol can protect against fungal infection and have a calming effect. One serving contains a fifth of your daily vitamin C and contains a powerful package of anti-oxidants as well.
Add to that an assortment of minerals such as calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc. What’s not to love?

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