6 Healthy Root Vegetables To Have On Your Plate

Every single vegetable is high in nutritional value and no wonder, our parents keep forcing us to have these veggies. Fresh vegetables are packed with micronutrients like calcium, iron, folic acid, vitamin A as well as macronutrients like fiber. Vegetables not only provide the right amount of nutrition to the body but also keeps you protected from so many diseases. Did you know that some vegetables can help in weight management too? 

Among the different types of vegetables, we can’t miss talking about root vegetables when it comes to health and nutrition. Always enjoyed as an essential part of a healthy diet, root vegetables can benefit the body in so many ways. From potato to beetroot, there are some root vegetables we are familiar with. Let us know how these veggies are healthy and we must have them in our diet. Here you go! 


Amongst the healthiest root vegetables is beetroot. Power packed with manganese, fiber and folate, beetroot, when cooked, juiced or even consumed raw, can do wonders for the body. If some studies are to be believed, beetroot can help in dilating blood vessels, can lower blood pressure and can even promote better heart health. Besides, it can also increase blood flow to the skin. 


Known for its vibrant taste and medicinal properties, garlic is one such root vegetable most commonly used in Indian as well as other cuisines all across the world. Not just does it add up to the taste, but it is a boon for health. It can help in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels in the body. It can help in boosting immunity and can also treat infections like cold.  


Potatoes are among the most consumed vegetables in kitchens across India. Did you know that there are over 2000 potato varieties cultivated all across the globe? Not just versatile but potatoes are power packed with vitamin C, vitamin B6, fiber, potassium as well as manganese. Potatoes can keep the stomach full for a longer time and can even help in weight management in some cases. 


Just like potatoes and garlic, onions too are extensively used not just in Indian cuisines but other global cuisines too. You may not know but onions are high in antioxidants, vitamin C as well as fiber. Some studies have claimed that the antioxidants present in onion can prevent oxidative damage in the cells and can prevent diseases. 


Power packed with antioxidants as well as compound called gingerol, that can be beneficial for the body in so many ways. Ginger can help in reducing nausea and prevent morning sickness. Some studies have claimed that ginger can even decrease pain as well as inflammation. It can also be an effective remedy for respiratory issues. 


Radish may look plain but is power packed with nutrition. Not just radish is low in calories, but it is also low in carbs. Besides, it also contains a high amount of vitamin C as well as fiber. Radish also contains anti-fungal properties and makes up for an amazing and crunchy snack.  

How often do you eat these root vegetables? Do let us know!