CARROTS, PARSNIPS AND ROOTS
While they might not be the sexiest foods in the world, these ground-dwelling veggies will keep you looking and feeling younger longer.
Health Benefits: Root vegetables include carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips, ginger, yuca, turmeric and many more. Growing underground allows root vegetables to max out their nutrition because they absorb nutrients from the soil. Please beware, since they absorb vegetables from the ground, choosing organic helps you to avoid and toxins that might be in the ground.
These colorful veggies are loaded with antioxidants, iron and vitamins. The dietary fiber in root vegetables helps to keep you regular and feeling full longer. They are also gluten-free and are a perfect substitute for grains in your diet.
The high concentration of beta carotene and vitamin C help to maintain and improve eye health and build and protect skin cells.
We love them all, but some of our favorites are carrots, parsnips, and sweet potatoes. Coincidentally, they are also some of the healthiest root vegetables available.
As a bonus, the high fiber helps you to lose weight! “The fiber in starchy veggies slows down the release of glucose (sugar), which is important for energy and insulin balance. Starchy vegetables eaten with a balanced meal can help control appetite and delay hunger cues, which is important for weight management, fighting cravings and reducing the risk of insulin resistance.” - Dr. Joshua Axe
Meals: Keep it simple and wash them and roast in the oven or pop them on the grill. We typically add olive oil, salt and pepper. If you want to be more exciting than us, there are tons of recipes available online.
Skincare: The best method to experience the anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits of root vegetables is from the inside out. Try incorporating more root vegetables into your daily diet to look and feel better.