Beetroots, commonly knows as beets, are a popular root vegetable used in many cuisines around the world. Bets are packed with essential vitamins, minerals and plant compounds some of which have medicinal properties.
Beetroots are a rich source of essential vitamins and minerals, including:
folate, which is important for DNA and cell health
vitamin B-6, which supports metabolism and red blood cell production
calcium, an essential mineral for bone growth and strength
iron, which allows red blood cells to carry oxygen
magnesium, a mineral that supports immune, heart, muscle, and nerve health
manganese, which contributes to the regulation of metabolism and blood sugar levels
phosphorous, an essential nutrient for teeth, bones, and cell repair
copper, which plays a role in making collagen, maintaining bones and blood vessels, and supporting immune function
zinc, which promotes wound healing, supports the immune system, and encourages normal growth
Beetroots also contain other beneficial compounds:
Phytochemicals give plants their color and flavor. They also stimulate the immune system, minimize inflammation, and reduce oxidative stress.
Betalains are responsible for the deep red color of beetroots. These pigments have promising antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antitoxic properties.
Nitrates refer to a group of organic compounds that improve blood flow and promote heart health.
Benefits of drinking beet juice daily :
Improving blood pressure
Beet juice made from our naturally grown beet and solar dried powder may be have a beneficial effect on blood pressure.
Beets naturally contain large quantities of nitrates, which the body converts into nitric oxide. This compound dilates the blood vessels, which improves blood flow and lowers overall blood pressure.
This is similar to High-intensity exercise which also trigger nitric oxide (NO) production in your body.
Beetroots are rich in iron, an essential component of red blood cells. Without iron, red blood cells cannot transport oxygen around the body.
People who have low iron levels can sometimes develop a condition called iron deficiency anemia. Adding sources of iron to the diet can reduce the risk of this condition.
The symptoms of iron deficiency anemia include:
shortness of breath
Liver protection :
Beetroot juice contains antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin B-6, and iron. These compounds help protect the liver from inflammation and oxidative stress while enhancing its ability to remove toxins from the body.
Direction to use :
Beet root powder can be added to smoothies, shakes, raw rice or cakes, candies, cookies.
1 teaspoon of beet root powder is equivalent to 1 average size beet.
Ingredients : 100% Beet root powder
Nutritional facts (per 100g) :
Calories : 355
Carbohydrates : 82.11g
Iron : 4.8mg
Phosphorus : 219mg
Calcium : 74mg
Vitamin B : 2.2mg
Vitamin C : 40mg
Fat : 0.5g
Minerals : 3.2g
Fiber : 2.9g
The nitrates in beetroot juice affect blood pressure. Anyone who has low blood pressure or is currently taking blood pressure medication should speak with a healthcare professional before adding beets or beetroot juice to their diet.
Beets contain high levels of oxalates, which can cause kidney stones in people with a high risk of this condition.
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