There’s no doubt about it, beetroot is on trend. Any why not?! It tastes delicious, its packed full of vitamins and minerals and it’s a great addition to salads. Now let’s take a look at some of the proposed health benefits associated with beetroot.
Beetroot contains nitrates which, when consumed, are believed to be converted to nitric oxide in the body. This has been shown to counteract high blood pressure. While this is promising, more research is needed in this area in order to be conclusive.
Beetroot is a great source of fibre which can help to maintain a healthy digestive system. Reports have shown that we are not consuming enough fibre which does have an impact on our overall health and wellbeing. Eat those beets!!
Beetroot is a good source of iron. Iron is needed in the body to help in the transport of oxygen. It also works with Vitamin C, aiding in the absorption of this vitamin. Iron levels in girls in particular can be low and this is can lead to anaemia. Vegetarians and vegans must also be mindful of their iron intakes. Yet another reason to enjoy beetroot eh?!
Beetroot is a great source of folate. Folate is a B vitamin which helps our bodies to make genetic material and helps cells to divide. The synthetic form of folate called folic acid is recommended for women of child bearing age in order to help prevent neural tube defects in a baby.
What are you waiting for?! It’s time to stock up! Check out our beautiful beetroot salad recipe for some serious beetroot yumminess.