5 VEGETABLES TO GET TO THE ROOT OF

 

Vegetables that are primarily the roots of the plant  (Root Vegetables) are very Di nutritious and it is well known that if we include them in our meals, we are making a smart investment to our health.  

 

You’ll be familiar with some already, such as Onions, Potatoes, Carrots etc.

 

However, there are many other types that you may not know the benefits of, or there Di nutritional value.

                                                

Here are the 5 Root Vegetables to add to your plate right away.

 

 

Onions

 

Onions are a very popular root Vegetable which serves as a staple in many different cuisines across the world.

 

They are high in Vitamin C, Antioxidants and fibre.

 

What are Antioxidants? For those not aware, they are the compounds that help protect your cells against Oxidative damage and prevent diseases.

 

People that have diabetes can reduce their blood sugar levels  quite significantly if they consume 100 grams of raw onions per day.

 

Many studies show that the risk of common types of Cancer is reduced for people who eat a higher volume of Onions.

 

Lastly Onions work well in a variety of dishes and can be easily added to Rice, Soups, Pasta and much, much more!

 

 

Sweet Potatoes

 

Sweet potatoes are very delicious root Vegetables that are highly Di nutritious and packed with health benefits.

 

They’re high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, fibre & many Antioxidants.

 

Sweet Potato improves blood sugar control in people with Diabetes also.

 

Due to its Vitamin A content, it improves immune function, protects against vision loss and aids skin health.

 

Now, Sweet Potatoes can be boiled, Roasted, Baked or sautéed.. and enjoyed all on their own or as a side dish. It’s one  food that’s easy and delicious to add, and you should add regularly.

 

 

Ginger

 

This flowering plant is produce mostly in China & India.

 

Ginger is loaded with Antioxidants, and it even helps pregnant women reduce nausea and morning sickness (Click Here)

 

It also decreases Inflammation & pain and Ginger makes a fine addition to Soups and Stews and can bring that zing to just about anything.

 

 

Turnips

 

The Turnip is another root Vegetable and it has been cultivated for many years.

 

Turnips are a great source of Vitamin C, fibre, Manganese & Potassium.

 

Some research show that Turnips have been linked with lowering the risk of Stomach, Breast & Lung Cancer.

 

Fennel

Known for its flavor, Fennel is a flowering plant that is closely related to the Carrot family.

 

Fennel is packed with Potassium, Manganese & fibre.

 

Fennel can be enjoyed fresh, Sautéed & Roasted as well as mixed into Salads and Soups.

 

THAT’S IT!

 

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys. Please do let me know though…

 

Which Of The 5 Root Vegetables Will You Be Eating First?

 

What Other Root Vegetables Do You Eat That Didn’t Make The List?

 

What Did You Make Of All Of This?

 

Of course Any other questions are always welcome just leave a comment below

 

Until Then, Ciao

 

We  Look Up  

Karim David

The Healthy One

86 Comments

  1. Nkemdilim Okorie December 12, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    Onions and work my way down from there.

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    1. Karim December 12, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      Aha go for it!

      Reply
  2. Obasee Chibueze December 12, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    This has made me want to start growing my own, tired of having to go to the shops.

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    1. Karim December 12, 2018 at 10:03 pm

      I like that idea Obasee go for it man.

      Reply
  3. Maduabuchim Nnamdi December 12, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    I liked this a lot thanks for teaching me about root vegetables

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    1. Karim December 12, 2018 at 10:03 pm

      You’re Welcome Maduabuchim

      Reply
  4. Udo Okeke December 12, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Nice choices here 🙂

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    1. Karim December 12, 2018 at 10:04 pm

      Thanks Udo 🙂

      Reply
  5. Chika Enyinnaya December 13, 2018 at 12:58 am

    Turnips.. I liked this article.

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    1. Karim December 13, 2018 at 5:29 pm

      Thanks for letting us know.. I’m glad you like it Chika 🙂

      Reply
  6. Chijindum Chiemeka December 13, 2018 at 11:50 am

    You’ve been great all year, thank you for teaching me so much!

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    1. Karim December 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm

      Thanks so much Chijindum.. you’re welcome 🙂

      Reply
  7. Krishnaa Joshi December 13, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Fennel as I’ve never tried that before.

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  8. Anya Shiravadakar December 13, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Ginger for me.

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  9. Kalpana Devarukhkar December 13, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Sweet potatoes because they are my favs

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    1. Karim December 13, 2018 at 5:33 pm

      They’re nice 🙂

      Reply
  10. Chandi Ojha December 13, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    I will use Ginger more in my food.

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    1. Karim December 13, 2018 at 5:33 pm

      Cool Chandi

      Reply
  11. Kayden Bell December 13, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    Are you saying Onions are a root vegetable because the part we eat is in the ground ?

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    1. Karim December 14, 2018 at 6:38 pm

      You got it in one Kayden 🙂

      Reply
  12. Kai Bailey December 14, 2018 at 12:57 am

    Onions.

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    1. Karim December 14, 2018 at 6:38 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  13. Rhys Taylor December 14, 2018 at 2:39 am

    I thought this was very good, sweet potato.

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    1. Karim December 14, 2018 at 6:38 pm

      Thanks 🙂

      Reply
  14. Evan Wallace December 14, 2018 at 7:27 am

    Sweet potatoes and fennel

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    1. Karim December 14, 2018 at 6:39 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  15. Evan Wallace December 14, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Fennel.

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    1. Karim December 14, 2018 at 6:39 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  16. Roy Lowe December 14, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Loving how this site has grown since I was here a year ago 🙂

    Reply
    1. Karim December 14, 2018 at 6:39 pm

      Thanks for noticing lol!

      Reply
  17. Marley Richardson December 15, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Yam I was surprised.

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    1. Karim December 15, 2018 at 9:17 pm

      Aha I was tempted.

      Reply
  18. Ross Wooten December 15, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Cheers for this

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    1. Karim December 15, 2018 at 9:18 pm

      You’re Welcome Ross 🙂

      Reply
  19. Olivia Watts December 15, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    🔥🔥🔥

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    1. Karim December 15, 2018 at 9:18 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  20. Madeline Anderson December 15, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Sweet Potatoes for me.

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    1. Karim December 15, 2018 at 9:19 pm

      They’re tasty 🙂

      Reply
  21. Archer Murray December 15, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Ginger first.

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    1. Karim December 15, 2018 at 9:19 pm

      Ok cool Archer.

      Reply
  22. Toby Graham December 15, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Fennel

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    1. Karim December 15, 2018 at 9:19 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  23. Maisy Thompson December 15, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Carrot

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    1. Karim December 15, 2018 at 9:19 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  24. Maisie Dean December 15, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    I enjoyed reading this 🙂

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    1. Karim December 15, 2018 at 9:19 pm

      Thanks Maisie

      Reply
  25. Jo Holmes December 17, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Sweet potatoes 😋

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    1. Karim December 18, 2018 at 12:09 am

      MMMMMM

      Reply
  26. Val Carr December 17, 2018 at 11:27 am

    This was a pleasure to read 🙂

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    1. Karim December 18, 2018 at 12:14 am

      Thanks for the feedback.. I’m glad you think so Val 🙂

      Reply
  27. Cristopher O'brien December 17, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Thanks for making this a piece of 🍇 to understand.

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    1. Karim December 18, 2018 at 12:14 am

      Ahaha I like that saying Cristopher! You’re Welcome

      Reply
  28. Felix Black December 17, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Sweet Potato.

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    1. Karim December 18, 2018 at 12:14 am

      🙂

      Reply
  29. Dominique Sparks December 17, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Thanks you 🐐

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    1. Karim December 18, 2018 at 12:16 am

      Why you’re so kind.. truth be told ya’ll Di1’s are the 🐐’s

      Reply
  30. Luca Hussain December 18, 2018 at 10:55 am

    You’ve given me so many ideas for Vegetable themed party next year, thanks Karim 💡

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    1. Karim December 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm

      Aha You’re Welcome 🙂

      Reply
  31. Arthur Harper December 18, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Literally The 🔌 I can’t even get this information on WebMD

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    1. Karim December 18, 2018 at 6:22 pm

      You heard it first ladies and gentlemen 🤷🏿‍♂️ Thanks for the comment Arthur 🙂

      Reply
  32. Finlay Miller December 18, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Onions.

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    1. Karim December 18, 2018 at 6:22 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  33. Samuel Jenkins December 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Great article Karim, I love learning about healthy eating.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 18, 2018 at 6:22 pm

      Thanks Samuel.. I love sharing it so it’s a win win 🙂

      Reply
  34. Ramiro Sellers December 19, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    I don’t any of these, I need to start🙈

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    1. Karim December 19, 2018 at 5:59 pm

      ASAP, ASAP!

      Reply
  35. Gilly Mccarthy December 19, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Fennel.

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    1. Karim December 19, 2018 at 5:59 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  36. Noah Bradley December 19, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Keep going bro 🐐

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    1. Karim December 19, 2018 at 5:59 pm

      Will do Noah!

      Reply
  37. Ari Workman December 20, 2018 at 3:05 am

    🙌🏼

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    1. Karim December 20, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  38. Jayson Frazier December 20, 2018 at 8:40 am

    🔥🔥🔥

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    1. Karim December 20, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  39. Gem Wallace December 20, 2018 at 11:39 am

    I thought Sweet Potato was a fruit 🤦🏼‍♀️

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    1. Karim December 20, 2018 at 6:02 pm

      I’m glad I taught you something then Gem 😉

      Reply
  40. Owen Bradley December 20, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Fab info thanks very much.

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    1. Karim December 20, 2018 at 6:09 pm

      You’re Welcome Owen 🙂

      Reply
  41. Leon Hopkins December 20, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Turnips and Sweet potato

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    1. Karim December 20, 2018 at 6:08 pm

      Good picks 🙂

      Reply
  42. Jackson Stevens December 20, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Fennel 🙂

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    1. Karim December 20, 2018 at 6:08 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  43. Thomas Hamilton December 20, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Sweet Potato!

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    1. Karim December 20, 2018 at 6:08 pm

      Cool thanks for letting us know Thomas 🙂

      Reply
  44. Kellan Bernard December 20, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    👊🏼

    Reply
    1. Karim December 20, 2018 at 6:04 pm

      👊🏿

      Reply

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