PARSNIP HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

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HEALTH BENEFITS:

Parsnip dishes really are a healthy accessory for any kind of holiday food. Many individuals believe parsnips are simply pale carrots, even though they are within the identical family, they’re not just one within the same. Another thing they do have in common is definitely the capability to increase serotonin within the brain, which will help you really feel happier! Parsnips additionally consist of falcarinols which have powerful anti-bacterial, anti-microbial as well as anti-fungal qualities, assisting the entire body within the combat against swelling.

1. Weight Loss

Since parsnip is a low-calorie option with high levels of soluble fiber, it fills you up and prevents the release of ghrelin, which is a “hunger” hormone. This will expressively reduce your likelihood of snacking between meals and help you with your weight loss goals. Apart from that optimized digestive processes help you eliminate waste and get your nutrient uptake into peak condition to get the healthiest nutrients from your food.(1)

2. Osteoporosis

Manganese is one of several trace elements that are essential for bone health. There is no particular indication that manganese can prevent osteoporosis, but some research found that taking a mixture of calcium, zinc, copper, and manganese helped lessen spinal bone loss in a group of post-menopausal women. Anyone may have osteoporosis, but it is common in mature women. As many as half of all women and a quarter of men older than 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Parsnip consists of 0.745 mg of manganese which is 32.39% of the daily recommended value.

3. Increases Energy Production

Copper is essential for the synthesis of adenosine triphosphate, which is an energy storehouse of the human body. The cuproenzyme, cytochrome c oxidase, affects intracellular energy production. It acts as a catalyst for the reduction of molecular oxygen to water, during which the enzyme produces an electrical gradient used by the mitochondria to synthesize the vital energy-storing molecule, ATP. Therefore, when we have enough copper in our bodies, we will have enough functional and accessible energy to get through the day without feeling lethargic or tired.

4. Cure of Lead Toxicity

Lead Toxicity is a severe health problem found mainly in kids, particularly in urban areas. Unusual growth and development has been discovered in certain children who are exposed to lead. They develop behavioral problems, learning disabilities and also tend to have a low IQ. It may damage the kidneys and increase blood pressure in adults. Vitamin C supplements as well as vitamin C rich food can reduce the blood lead level. Including Parsnip on your regular diet can help to solve this problem as it consists of considerable amount (25.11%) of Vitamin C.

5. Mental and Emotional Disorders

Vitamin B9 contained in parsnip is helpful in treating numerous mental and emotional disorders. For instance, it is helpful in treating anxiety and depression, which are two of the most common mental health problems suffered by people in today’s modern world.

6. Immune System

Parsnips are packed with essential vitamins, antioxidant and organic compounds that safeguard the body from foreign invaders, as well as toxic byproducts from our own cellular metabolism. Vitamin C and E present in parsnip act as antioxidants in the body and help to eliminate or neutralize free radicals which may cause chronic diseases, like cancer. Apart from that Vitamin C also encourages the production of white blood cells to attack disease and foreign microbes in the body, in addition to functioning as a key element in the production of collagen, which is a fundamental building block of our body.(2)

7. Heart Health

Everyone seems to be searching for the big secret to unlocking a healthy cardiovascular system, and while fruits and vegetables are always a good choice, parsnips make an even bigger impact than usual, given the high level of potassium, which acts as a vasodilator and decreases blood pressure, as well as stress on the heart. The high level of folate found in parsnips is the perfect complement, as it reduces homocysteine levels in the blood, which are related with a higher risk of heart disease.(3)

8. Birth Defects and Metabolism

Folate is a member of the B-vitamin family and is connected with reducing neural tube birth defects in infants and enhancing metabolic processes related to energy production as well as your nervous system. Also, folate has been positively linked with lower levels of depression in those who regularly add it to their diet.(4)

9. Growth and Development

Though the content of protein isn’t remarkably high in parsnips, the full range of minerals and vitamins that parsnip boasts means it is an ideal snack or dietary addition because it can help to balance diets that may suffer from unpredictability or nutrient deficiency. Just as carrots are a great on-the-go snack, parsnips can likewise be a healthy option, rather than potato chips as well as junk food.(5)

10. Dietary Fiber

Parsnips have been admired for their higher fiber content for many years, particularly because it is composed of soluble fiber, the variety that is strictly related with reducing cholesterol levels and with a lower chance of developing diabetes. On top of that, dietary fiber is a key component of our digestive process, enabling healthy movement of food through the digestive tract, a reduction in constipation, and the prevention of other gastrointestinal disorders.(6)

11. Fights Cancer

Parsnip consists of Vitamin K that has been displayed to be effective in decreasing the risk of prostate, colon, stomach, nasal, and oral cancers. Research found that high doses of vitamin K helped patients with liver cancer stabilize and even improve their liver function. Another research showed that an increase in dietary intake of vitamin K is related with a reduced risk of cardiovascular, cancer. Parsnip consists of 29.9 µg of Vitamin K which is 24.92% of the daily recommended value.

MINERALS:

Serving Size: 1 Cup, 133 g

 

Calories      -     100 Kcal.

Calories from Fat    -     3.6 Kcal.

PROXIMITY

AMOUNT

% DV

Water

105.77 g

N/D

Energy

100 Kcal

N/D

Energy

418 kJ

N/D

Protein

1.6 g

3.20%

Total Fat (lipid)

0.4 g

1.14%

Ash

1.3 g

N/D

Carbohydrate

23.93 g

18.41%

Total dietary Fiber

6.5 g

17.11%

Total Sugars

6.38 g

N/D

MINERALS

Calcium, Ca

48 mg

4.80%

Iron, Fe

0.78 mg

9.75%

Magnesium, Mg

39 mg

9.29%

Phosphorus, P

94 mg

13.43%

Potassium, K

499 mg

10.62%

Sodium, Na

13 mg

0.87%

Zinc, Zn

0.78 mg

7.09%

Copper, Cu

0.16 mg

17.78%

Manganese, Mn

0.745 mg

32.39%

Selenium, Se

2.4 µg

4.36%

VITAMINS

WATER SOLUBLE VITAMINS

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)

0.12 mg

10.00%

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

0.066 mg

5.08%

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

0.931 mg

5.82%

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)

0.798 mg

15.96%

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

0.12 mg

9.23%

Vitamin B9 (Folate)

89 µg

22.25%

Folate, food

89 µg

N/D

Folate, DEF

89 µg

N/D

Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)

22.6 mg

25.11%

FAT SOLUBLE VITAMINS

Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)

1.98 mg

13.20%

Vitamin K (phylloquinone)

29.9 µg

24.92%

LIPIDS

Fatty acids, total saturated

0.066 g

N/D

Myristic acid  14:00(Tetradecanoic acid)

0.004 g

N/D

Palmitic acid 16:00 (Hexadecanoic acid)

0.04 g

N/D

Stearic acid 18:00 (Octadecanoic acid)

0.019 g

N/D

Fatty acids, total monounsaturated

0.149 g

N/D

Palmitoleic acid 16:1 (hexadecenoic acid

0.004 g

N/D

Oleic acid 18:1 (octadecenoic acid)

0.136 g

N/D

Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated

0.063 g

N/D

Linoleic acid 18:2 (octadecadienoic acid)

0.055 g

N/D

Linolenic acid 18:3 (Octadecatrienoic acid)

0.004 g

N/D

FLAVONOLS

Quercetin

1.3 mg

N/D*Above

 

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