Beetroot is rich in health-improving nutrients and is valued as useful vegetable.
This well known root vegetable is packed with antioxidants and supplements such as folate, beta-carotene, vitamin C, potassium and iron. It is also a great source of dietary fibre. Some researches show that beetroot has anti-cancerous properties. It has beautiful purple pigment rich in antioxidants that help a lot in protecting from risk of heart illness and some cancers. Beetroot is also recognized by treating anemia and fatigue.

University of London Queen Mary made some research and discovered that beetroot juice can normalize high blood pressure thanks to the nitrate in it. Just 250 ml of this juice can lower blood pressure in one day. Not just the root but also the leaves are very nutritious. Mix them in salads or put them in soups.

How to include beetroot in your diet:

Eat beetroot raw, sliced on burgers, grated in salads and on sandwiches. You can make a nice dip by adding some orange juice or vinegar. Raw beetroot hold its antioxidant content. Steam, boil or roast beetroot for half an hour. Then leave it whole so it retains its benefits. When cool, peel off the skin under cold water. You can dice or slice it. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and add to pumpkin, spinach or ricotta. Another great and delicious thing is beetroot soup. Raw beetroot also can be part of some good boosting juice with apple, celery, carrot, and ginger.

Beetroot Benefits

Try this liver cleansing tonic, you will not regret it:

1 apple peeled and cut into pieces
1 beet truly rinsed and cut into pieces
1 tablespoon of fresh ginger (without skin)
3 carrots peeled and cut into pieces

In a blender put all the fruit and vegetables. Blend until smooth. Then pour the mixture in a fine mesh strainer placed over some bowl. Press with a spoon so the juice goes out.
Pour the juice in your favorite glass. It’s better to drink it immediately when is fresh. Enjoy!