What is full of vitamins and minerals and packed with powerful antioxidants? You probably have quite a few answers but this time we are gonna talk about betroot, a super healthy vegetable that was first cultivated centuries ago by the Romans. Many classic beetroot recipes are associated with Central and Eastern Europe but its earthy charm has been rediscovered and beetroot is now used all over the world in many different dishes and smoothies!
Beetroot has an exceptional nutritional value, being an excellent source of folic acid and a very good source of fibre, potassium and manganese. It has been used for a very long time for medicinal purposes, primarily to help with liver problems as it helps stimulate the liver's detoxification process. Betacyanin, the plant pigment that gives beetroot its rich colour, is a powerful agent thought to suppress the development of certain types of cancer. The fibre that can be found in this delicious vegetable assists in preventing constipation, aids bowel function and helps lower cholesterol levels. It has also shown the ability to increase the level of antioxidant enzymes in the body, as well as the number of white blood cells, which are involved in protecting the body against infections. Beets are also one of the richest sources of glutamine, an amino acid essential to the health and maintenance of the intestinal tract. Drinking beetroot juice or using it in smoothies is very beneficial for our blood pressure and heart.
Beetroot is a wonderful chakra food and can be very useful in balancing the Root Chakra, responsible for our grounding and stability in life. Live healthy!