Beetroot
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Amazing Benefits of Beetroot Powder

What Is Beetroot?

Known as one of the healthiest veggies, the beetroot is the taproot portion of the beet plant. It is one of the many varieties of the genus Beta vulgaris, all of which are mostly grown for their edible taproots and leaves. Apart from being used as food, beetroot is also used as a medicinal plant and as a food colorant.

Beetroot powder is the Root of  Beet in powder form ,it is grounded into powdery form in other to make it easy to  consume. It is usually used in smoothies, sprinkled on salads and used in gravies,soups and to provide  color to almost any recipe. The beets are dehydrated and then grounded into powder there by  retaining all the macro and micro nutrients (Vitamins,mineral,nitrate antioxidants,dietary fiber, calcium, iron, potassium, folate and manganese, along with other nutrients) in  the beet.It has a slightly sweet and earthy taste that adds a boost of nutrient to  your recipes.

DID YOU KNOW

A 2008 study published in Hypertension examined the effects of ingesting 500 milliliters of beetroot juice in healthy volunteers and found that blood pressure was significantly lowered after ingestion

In a study conducted at the Queen Mary University of London, beetroot juice was found to lower blood pressure in a matter of four weeks.

Researchers at Wake Forest University have found that drinking juice from beetroot can improve oxygenation to the brain, slowing the progression of dementia in older adults

Beets contain an antioxidant known as alpha-lipoic acid, which may help lower glucose levels, increase insulin sensitivity and prevent oxidative stress-induced changes in patients with diabetes.

Because of its high fiber content, beetroot helps to prevent constipation and promote regularity for a healthy digestive tract.

Choline is a very important and versatile nutrient in beetroot that helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning, and memory.

 

HOW TO INCORPORATE BEETROOT INTO YOUR DIET

Make your own beetroot juice by peeling beetroot and blending with a combination of fresh orange, mint and pineapple or apples, lemon, and ginger. Blend and strain.

Grate raw beets and add them to coleslaw or your favorite salad.

 

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