A lot of people don’t like turnips, but some do. And some love it so much they make it into a juice. It’s not just delicious, it also promotes good health.
In Turkey, turnip juice—or what they call Şalgam suyu – has been the national drink for hundreds of years now. Drinking it is done in all parts of Turkey.
The taste of turnip juice is acquired and should not been taken without the juice of other vegetables like carrots and collards because of its strong flavor. Once you have adjusted your taste buds to its flavor and scent, turnip juice can be delicious and refreshing.
More than the taste, turnip juice is known to have high concentrations of nutrients that help the body fight diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, liver and bladder problems.
It has a lot of vitamin C. In fact, contrary to what we might think, turnip juice has more vitamin C compared to orange juice. This powerful antioxidant aids the body in clearing lung and bronchus congestion and improving blood circulation.
So if you are a smoker or if you have been inhaling second-hand smoke, turnip juice will definitely help you.
Vegetables with citrus substances, beta-carotene and phytochemicals like turnips also aid in removing carcinogens from the body, significantly reducing the development of cancer.
Another interesting benefit you can get out of turnip juice is its role in curing body odor.
Perspiration per se isn’t the cause of bad odor – toxins and bacteria are and these are abundant in our environment. These toxins accumulate in the body to a point where the body finds it hard to eliminate them.
By extracting the juice of turnips and rubbing it on your underarm, you can keep bad underarm odor at bay for 10 hours.
Turnip juice can also help remove kidney stones, calms the nerves, strengthen bones and teeth and lowers the level of bad cholesterol in the body.