Did you know….
Beetroot was first cultivated by the Romans but it wasn’t until the 19th century the commercial value of the humble beetroot increased due to the discovery it could be converted into sugar.
The Beetroot belongs to the same family as chard and spinach, both the leaves and root can be eaten, however unlike the scrummy bit at the bottom, the leaves are quite bitter.
Despite its high sugar content which makes it delicious raw, beetroots are an excellent source of folic acid, fibre, manganese and potassium. The leaves which can be cooked up and enjoyed in the same way are rich in calcium, iron and vitamins A and C.
So, beetroot tastes good and are good for you, but what actually health benefits can you expect to experience from beetroot?
Health benefits of beetroot include
Improve heart health by helping reduce cholesterol and triglycerides by increasing the level of good HDL cholesterol.
Promotes healthy pregnancy – high amounts of b vitamins folate help the development of an infant’s spinal column
Promotes healthy lung and colons – Pigment betacyanins contained in beetroot have been found to counteract cancerous cell growth.
Improve Liver Health – Betaines in beet juice stimulate the functions of the liver and keep it healthy.
Act as an aphrodisiac – considered an aphrodisiac for millennia, beetroots contain significant levels of the mineral boron, which has been shown to boost the production of sexual hormones.
Boost Energy – Beetroot contains a significant amount of carbohydrates to help sustain people through their day.
Prevents Cataracts – The presence of beta-carotene, a form of vitamin a, helps prevent aged related blindness (cataracts).
After reading this list of health benefits if you suddenly feel like you need to a new beet today then you could try our :
J4 – Beetroot, Celery, Carrot, Apple, Lemon & Ginger ;
J8 Watermelon, Beetroot & Lemon; or
S8 Beetroot, Ginger, Turmeric, Apple, Raspberry & Mango
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