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Root vegetables contain a lot of nutrients because they soak up nutrition directly from the soil. These foods contain tons of vitamin A, B and C along with iron and other minerals. Add to that the good carbohydrates and fiber that help give you energy and cleanse your body, and you have some of the best foods in the world for healthy eating. You can eat some root vegetables raw, while others complete stir-fry recipes, stews, casseroles, baked meats and grilled items.

1. Carrots

Carrots are the most recognizable root vegetable because you can eat them raw or cooked. Just clean, peel and eat for a nutritious snack any time of day.

2. Beets

Beets contain a lot of antioxidants for detoxifying your body, plus they taste sweet. Eat them stewed, boiled or shredded.

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