Hail the Humble Turnip
A Woman's Friend
The sensitive ecology of a woman’s body sometimes gets out of balance. Then her life-quality suffers as she struggles to get her emotional and physical well-being back on track. Enter the humble turnip—a woman’s friend in the form of this unsung vegetable. Turnip roots are low in calories and high in Vitamin C, providing the first clue to their nutritional value, which also includes calcium, folic acid and magnesium, as well as lutein and anti-oxidants.
A traditional yogic recipe for the “underground apple” benefits women by helping balance the female glandular system. Steam peeled turnips, then mash them with almond oil, turmeric, salt and black pepper to make a pudding. You can eat this as a mono-diet with turnip greens, or simply enjoy as a side dish. Next time you’re in the produce section, remember the humble turnip and give your glandular system something to celebrate.
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