A vegetable, hugely underestimated and packed with wholesome goodness.
This little red gem has many benefits. It is high in fibre and aids digestions and gut health. It has high levels of nitrate which have a antihypertensive effect, lowering blood pressure after ingestion. Beets also contain an antioxidant called alpha-lipoic acid which can help lower glucose levels and increase insulin sensitivity.
High in Vitamin C, A, Folate, Phosphorous and Magnesium. The high choline content in beetroot is essential in maintaining healthy brain function, promoting sleep and boosting muscle movement.
Beetroot also contains small amounts of calcium, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, copper and selenium.
It is really jam packed with goodness.
How to eat beetroot?
- You can make a fresh juice
- Raw by adding to a salad or coleslaw
- It pairs well with goat cheese
Don’t forget the tops! The leafy greens are not to be thrown away and also contain loads of the goodness.