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Are turnips good for your eye health?

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Turnips are rich in the antioxidant lutein. This keeps your eyes healthy and wards off problems like macular degeneration and cataracts.

From: Health Benefits of Turnips WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Permaculture Research Institute: "Tasty Turnips."

University of Illinois Extension: "Turnip/Rutabaga."

North Carolina Cooperative Extension: "Food of the Month - Turnips."

Louis Bonduelle Foundation: "Turnip."

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Raw Turnips."

University of California Cooperative Extension: "Root Vegetables, Turnips."

Mayo Clinic: "Mayo Clinic Health Letter: Highlights from the June 2014 Issue," "Calcium and Calcium Supplements: Achieving the Right Balance," "Fecal Occult Blood Test," "Prothrombin time test."

Oregon State University: "Cruciferous Vegetables."

US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health: "The Effect of Lutein on Eye and Extra-Eye Health."

The Nephron Information Center: "Potassium and Your Diet."

Duke Farms: "Farm Market Recipe of the Week: Pickled Turnips."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on September 15, 2019

SOURCES:

Permaculture Research Institute: "Tasty Turnips."

University of Illinois Extension: "Turnip/Rutabaga."

North Carolina Cooperative Extension: "Food of the Month - Turnips."

Louis Bonduelle Foundation: "Turnip."

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Raw Turnips."

University of California Cooperative Extension: "Root Vegetables, Turnips."

Mayo Clinic: "Mayo Clinic Health Letter: Highlights from the June 2014 Issue," "Calcium and Calcium Supplements: Achieving the Right Balance," "Fecal Occult Blood Test," "Prothrombin time test."

Oregon State University: "Cruciferous Vegetables."

US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health: "The Effect of Lutein on Eye and Extra-Eye Health."

The Nephron Information Center: "Potassium and Your Diet."

Duke Farms: "Farm Market Recipe of the Week: Pickled Turnips."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on September 15, 2019

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