PARSNIPS Can Help You Lose Weight

PARSNIPS Can Help You Lose Weight

Parsnips are the essential ingredient in pasties, but very few commercial pasties contain this distinctive flavoured starch vegetable. The parsnip is one of the underestimated vegetables: it may seem pale in appearance but it can pack a punch, nutritionally speaking. The potassium content (541mg) of parsnips exceeds the banana (370mg) and potato (407mg). Potassium is the foundation mineral of all muscular tissues. In addition, potassium and phosphorus (77mg) combined are vital for the transportation of oxygen into the brain. Be smart, don’t forget the parsnip next shopping trip. The only problem is that potassium is fairly heat sensitive, over 30% can be destroyed by excess cooking, therefore you are back to bananas for pure potassium power.

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The mineral silicon (800mg) is not heat sensitive and parsnips are nearly second highest to lettuce in this essential mineral for the skin and hair, plus, if you have a problem with brittle nails, let the parsnip in before you get all cracked up. Parsnips are a rich source of organic chlorine (1040mg), twice that of lettuce and nearly 1000 times that of meat, grains and cheese. The cause of numerous common ailments, especially of the respiratory and glandular system, is a lack of body cleansing. Chlorine and sulphur (960mg) are both abundant in parsnips, part of the reason for their unique flavour. Give your body a chance to do some spring cleaning, hoe into them in spring! The high glycemic index of parsnips (90) is to be considered when serving them, you can roast or bake them but serve with a cream sauce, or mash them with milk and butter, or with pasties, add a cream sauce, onions and maybe mushrooms. The rich supply of cleansing nutrients can offset the added fats, as chlorine rids the body of excess fats, assists the liver and cleanses the blood. Sulphur has a cleansing and antiseptic effect on the digestive system and it also promotes fat metabolism.

Here’s the last tip: don’t forget the parsnip!

CALORIES-total: 43 kcal. per 100 grams Calories from: Carb: 29 Protein: 5 Fat: 9

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