What are you growing in your garden? Juneau can be a challenging place to garden but with some extra time and attention, it’s amazing what people are able to grow here. I suggest giving a go at root veggies. Many root veggies are excellent blood purifiers and can help improve circulation in the body. Round roots such as carrots, turnips, radishes and beets nourish the stomach, spleen, pancreas, and reproductive organs.
Which root vegetables do you eat most?
Here are a some root vegetables to consider growing and bring into your daily diet.
- Beets contain an abundance of antioxidants and are highly detoxifying.
- Burdock is considered a powerful blood purifier. This long, thin veggie is a staple in Asian and health food stores.
- Celeriac, also known as celery root, is rich in fiber and has a respectable amount of antioxidants.
- Onions are rich in antioxidants and other phytonutrients, making them prized for their ability to strengthen the immune system.
- Parsnips, which look like giant white carrots, boast a sweet, earthy taste. They’ve also got plenty of fiber, vitamin C, folic acid, niacin, thiamine, magnesium, and potassium.
- Radish is an excellent source of vitamin C. It’s also rich in calcium, molybdenum, and folic acid.
- Sweet Potatoes contain unsurpassed levels of beta-carotene and are also rich in vitamin C, phytonutrients, and fiber.
- Carrots are a particularly good source of beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants