beets are root vegetables



Parsnips are root vegetable and a cousin to the carrot. While parsnips are an excellent source of fiber, vitamin C and folate,¬†they are a high glycemic index food. Because of this, they should be avoided or consumed rarely to ensure healthy blood sugar levels.   Glycemic Index=97 Glycemic Load=12 … [Read more...]



Beets belong to the botanical species Beta vulgaris, which also includes sugar beets, mangel-wurzels, foliage beets, and Swiss chard. Fresh beets have nearly twice the folate and potassium than their canned counterparts, plus a distinctive flavor and a crisp texture. The green tops of beets-beet greens-are an excellent source of beta-carotene, calcium, and iron. Beets also supply another … [Read more...]

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