Parsnips are an amazing fat burning food and can reduces cellulite. Parsnip can boost immunity and aid healing and recovery during the convalescence period after an illness. Eating parsnips can stimulate growth in children. The anti-inflammatory properties of parsnips improve respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and asthma. It also prevents swelling of the blood vessels that can lead to stroke and heart attack. Try combining it with other root vegetables like carrots, beets and sweet potatoes. Season with fresh rosemary, and roast until tender. Use parsnips to add bulk and nutritional value to your favourite soups and stews or steam chopped parsnips with carrots and then mash for a nutrient-packed substitute for mashed potatoes.