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Root vegetables encompass an assortment of different (but always colorful and healthy) plants. All root vegetables have one thing in common: they grow underneath the ground. This naturally allows them to absorb a large number of nutrients and minerals, which when consumed, directly benefit the body. Some examples of root vegetables include cucumbers, carrots, and onions. Root vegetables have many advantages: they are rich in vitamins as well as antioxidants and contain important minerals that the body constantly needs. Find out ten health benefits of root vegetables.

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1. Beta Carotene Content

Various root vegetables are packed with compounds that have favorable effects on health. Beta-carotene is one of them, and carrots are one of the best vegetables for this element. Studies have shown beta-carotene to be beneficial when it comes to preventing certain diseases from developing. These include various forms of cancer, as well as heart disease. Besides carrots, beta-carotene is found in some other root vegetables, such as bell peppers. Many vegetables get their natural pigmentation from the beta-carotene compound. It’s best to consume root vegetables on a daily basis to fully enjoy their benefits.

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