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So you think you know beetroot -
The beetroot is no stranger to the average household.
Also known as "table beet", it is one of the many cultivated varieties of Beta vulgaris and the most common variety found in Britain, North America and Central America today.
In the earliest days of its consumption, the leaves were most commonly eaten by people living in the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. The Romans then began to make use of the root for various medicinal purposes. Over the years, it became popular in Central and Eastern Europe for culinary purposes too.
Beetroot, as we know it today, was only cultivated in the 16th century. You may be surprised to learn that modern varieties are derived from the sea beet, an inedible plant that grows wild along the coasts of Europe, North Africa and Asia.
Unlike some of the other, better known superfoods, like wheatgrass, spirulina or acai berry, beetroot is not overtly exotic. But don't let that fool you.
What has traditionally been viewed as a boring, somewhat unappetising vegetable, is really a "super-
It is a rich source of both carbohydrates and plant proteins, along with a broad spectrum of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients (considered in more detail below).
At the same time, it has a very low caloric value and is almost entirely free of fat. It is also a low-
The antioxidants and nutrients in beetroot are beneficial for Heart health, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Beetroot's carotenoids and flavonoids can help to reduce the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, which could lead to damaged artery walls and ultimately heart attacks and strokes.
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In particular beet fibre has been shown to have cholesterol-
Beetroot has also been shown to lower blood pressure and thereby help to prevent cardiovascular problems. This is likely to be because the high content of dietary nitrate in beetroot, produces a gas called nitric oxide in the blood, which widens blood vessels and lowers blood pressure.
Several studies have shown that betaine (a nutrient found in high levels in beetroot) supports healthy liver function, particularly where there is a build-
When the liver is functioning properly, fats are broken down efficiently, promoting natural weight loss, preventing fatigue and supporting body detoxification. Beetroot is also naturally rich in alkaline elements, making it a great addition to any cleanse and detox programme.
Beetroot contains folic acid, which is essential for normal tissue growth. It is also therefore regarded as an
important dietary inclusion for women planning a pregnancy.
Beetroot contains the mineral silica. This helps the body to utilise calcium, which is important for musculoskeletal health and is also required for healthy skin, hair, nails and bones.
Beetroot is virtually fat-
therefore helps to keep blood sugar levels stable.
Beetroot helps to boost stamina and, due to its high iron content, helps with anaemia and fatigue syndrome. This is an organic form of iron (non-
Recent research has declared beetroot a “mood food”. It has been shown to stimulate the brain and contain
the compound betaine, which enhances the production of the body’s natural mood-
Beetroot can help to support the immune system, through its extraordinary range of vitamins, minerals and
other nutrients (particularly antioxidants), which mean our bodies are better able to fight off infection. These
nutrients help to stimulate the re-
The cellulose content of the beet acts as a bulk residue, increasing peristalsis. Its regular use therefore
Betaine in beetroot also helps individuals with hypochlorhydria, a condition causing abnormally low levels
of stomach acid, by increasing stomach acidity.
Beetroot supports many organs, including the key detoxification organs like the liver, gallbladder, spleen
The unique combination of nutrients found in beetroot mean that it can offer ideal support for all-
Belonging to the same family as two other nutritional titans, chard and spinach, both the leaves and roots of beetroot can be eaten.
Incorporate it into your daily diet and your body will thank you!
You can't have failed to notice the vivid colour of beetroot -
The notorious red colour compound is called betanin (or beetroot red), a pigment which is a well-
Vitamins and minerals
Beetroot is also rich in a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals, contributing to its reputation as a superfood.
For example, it contains high levels of foliate and vitamin C (another powerful antioxidant), as well as riboflavin, niacin and thiamin, vitamin K, calcium, silica, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and iron.
Beetroot is high in dietary fibre -
Fibre is an essential component of healthy digestion and supports everything from stable blood sugar levels to natural cleanse and detox processes in the body.
Beetroot is a rich source of carbohydrates and proteins and, more importantly, is also incredibly rich in a variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants (such as betanin, the pigment that gives beetroot its colour) and nutrients, including magnesium, manganese, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, soluble fibre, calcium, iron, Vitamins A, B and C, folic acid and betaine.
It has a very low caloric value, is almost entirely free of fats and has a very low glycaemic load (in other words, the sugar conversion process is extremely slow and allows for a stabilisation of sugar levels in the blood).
It is also rich in dietary nitrates, which leads to a reduction in oxygen uptake, increasing stamina and making exercise less tiring.
More recently, much research has been undertaken on beetroot's capacity to absorb and store exceptionally high levels of nitrate -
Studies have demonstrated the positive effects beetroot can have on exercise performance and muscle growth.
For example, in a recent study conducted by Exeter University, scientists found cyclists who drank a half-
In an ideal world, people would be able to enjoy all the benefits of beetroot by eating (or drinking the freshly-
Even juices available from the supermarket are not ideal, due to the pasteurisation process, which destroys many of the essential enzymes.
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