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Celeriac (Celery Root)

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Sunchoke (Jerusalem Artichoke)

March 2015 

Let's add more veggie variety!!!

"Go vegetable heavy. Reverse the psychology of your plate by making meat the side dish and vegetables the main course." Bobby Flay (Chef)

"The Standard American Diet (SAD) doesn't even provide a tenth of the micro-nutrients 

that humans require to prevent disease and obtain excellent health." Joel Fuhrman (Author and Physician)

When you think about healthy eating, salads and green vegetables usually come to mind. But how about adding a little more variety to your plan?

Roots like carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, and turnips, are a rich source of nutritious complex carbohydrates. Instead of upsetting blood sugar levels like refined sweet foods do, they help regulate them. 


Why eat more root veggies?

Long Roots - carrots, parsnips, burdock, sweet potatoes, yams and daikon radish - are excellent blood purifiers and can help improve circulation in the body. 


Round Roots - jicama, celeriac, turnips, radishes, beets, potatoes, sunchokes and rutabagas - nourish the stomach, spleen, pancreas, and reproductive organs.


Bulb Roots - onions, garlic and fennel - are high in fiber, excellent anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, anti-cancer and anti-diabetic.


I'm sure there are some I just mentioned that are strangers to you. They were to me, too, until I started exploring all of the wonderful options that are available to us. 


So which root vegetables do you eat most?


If you're like most of the world, it's carrots and potatoes. Here are a few other delicious options for you to explore:

  • Beets contain an abundance of antioxidants, super beneficial for your liver, are highly detoxifying and anti-inflammatory.
  • Burdock is considered a powerful blood purifier. This long, thin veggie is a staple in Asian and health food stores.
  • Celeriac, also known as celery root, is rich in fiber and with a respectable amount of antioxidants.
  • Jicama is crunchy and refreshing and contains a generous amount of vitamin C. It's a favorite in its native Mexico and South America.
  • Onions are rich in antioxidants and other phytonutrients, making them prized for their ability to strengthen the immune system.
  • Parsnips, which look like giant white carrots, boast a sweet, earthy taste. They've also got plenty of fiber, vitamin C, folic acid, niacin, thiamine, magnesium, and potassium.
  • Radish is an excellent source of vitamin C. It's also rich in calcium, molybdenum, and folic acid.
  • Sunchokes (Jerusalem Artichoke)a very good source fiber, electrolytes and minerals, especially iron.
  • Sweet Potatoes contain unsurpassed levels of beta-carotene and are also rich in vitamin C, phytonutrients, and fiber. 

Are you excited to add more roots to your diet?

Here's a fun and easy recipe to try:

Roasted Root Vegetables


Roasted Root Vegetables


Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25-35 minutes
Serves: 4 to 6


1 sweet potato

2 small white potatoes

1 whole onion
1 parsnips
1 carrots
1 turnip or 1/2 large rutabaga
1 daikon radish (or substitute/add in other favorites, like squash)
extra virgin olive oil
Celtic or Himalayan Sea salt and pepper
herbs: rosemary, thyme or sage (fresh if possible)

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Wash and dice all vegetables into bite-sized cubes and putting them into a large bowl.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil; mix well to coat each vegetable lightly with oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and herbs.
  4. Place in a large baking dish or on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake uncovered for 25-35 minutes until vegetables are tender and golden brown, checking every 10 minutes to stir and make sure veggies are not sticking.

Tip: Any combination of vegetables will work. Roasting only one kind of vegetable also makes a nice side dish.

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In Health, Happiness and Gratitude,


Kim Jones


Integrative Nutrition and Health Coach


Nourish Your Healthy Life



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