Beet: Nutritional value
Vitamin B3 | Vitamin B5 | Vitamin C | Folate | Beta-Carotene | Calcium | Iodine | Iron | Magnesium | Manganese | Phosphorus | Potassium | Zinc || Fibre || Carbohydrate
• Balances Blood Sugar
• Good for the Heart
• Good for the Skin
• Helps the Digestive System
Detox. This is the most important word when you think of the many health benefits associated with the beetroot or ,as popularly known, the beet. Its detoxifying capabilities are powerful and the beet is widely regarded as a very effective internal cleanser.
Beetroots contain a very powerful antioxidant agent called betacyanin. Betacyanin is the pigment responsible for giving to beetroots its unique deep red colour. This marvel antioxidant agent helps to cleanse the liver, gallblader and kidneys. Also, this same betacyanin in the beets boosts the activity of the natural antioxidant enzymes present in the body. These natural antioxidant enzymes are essencial in the protection of the body cells against the dangers of free radical damage.
The beet is also a rich source of natural sugars, providing carbohydrates that are easy to digest for energy. At the same time, the dietary fibres present in beets are very useful in preventing and aiding digestive problems.
Most of all, not only these beautiful roots are full of health benefits, they are also so tasty! They are great for juicing, check out some of the juice recipes we have tried with beetroots and you’ll see – help spread the #beetlove 🙂
Main reference: Bartimeus, Paula. The Top 100 Healing Foods: 100 Foods to Relieve Common Ailments and Enhance Health and Vitality (The Top 100 Recipes Series) . Duncan Baird Publishers, London, 2009.