Some people may not like turnip juice because of its strong flavor and scent. However, it can be delicious if your taste buds have adjusted to it. In case you don’t really like how it tastes, it is highly recommended that you combine it with other vegetables like carrots, dandelion greens, sweet peppers, red apples, broccoli, and cabbage.
Others don’t know that turnip juice is very nutritious and can help reduce the risk of certain diseases. In fact, it is the national drink in Turkey.
More than the taste, turnip juice is known to have high concentrations of nutrients that help the body fight diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, liver and bladder problems. It has a lot of vitamin C. In fact, contrary to what we might think, turnip juice has more vitamin C compared to orange juice. This powerful antioxidant aids the body in clearing lung and bronchus congestion and improving blood circulation. So if you are a smoker or if you have been inhaling second-hand smoke, turnip juice will definitely help you.
Turnip juice is also known for its ability to lower bad cholesterol, reducing the risk of blood clotting, heart attack, and strokes. It is also high in fiber, making you feel full longer and preventing constipation. It is one of the juices that helps prevent certain types of cancer.
The beneficial plant compounds in turnip are found to have health-promoting effects. One example is brassinin, a type of indole compound, which was found to help reduce your risk for colorectal and lung cancer. According to a tissue culture study published in the March 2012 issue of the International Journal of Oncology, brassinin helped kill human colon cancer cells.1 This was also the first study that determined the particular stage of cancer cell growth that the turnip compound affected.
Learn more health benefits of turnip juice by watching the video below.