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Health benefits of beetroot

Beetroots are a great vegetable and very easy to add in diets, not only that, beetroots are nutritious and packed with essential vitamins, minerals and plant compound.

Here are a few health benefits of beetroot :

1. Many nutrients and few calories

They are low in calories at the same time high in valuable vitamins and minerals, they contain a bit of almost all the vitamins and minerals the body needs.

2. Could help keep your blood pressure in check

Beetroots are has the ability to decrease elevated blood pressure levels, which is a major risk factor for heart disease.

Beetroot contains a high concentration of nitrates, which helps lower blood pressure levels.

3. Can improve athletic performance

The nitrates present in beetroot affect physical performance by improving the efficiency of mitochondrial, which are responsible for producing energy in the cells.

4. May help fight inflammation

Beetroot contains betalains, which has a number of anti inflammatory properties.

This could benefit several aspect of health, such as chronic inflammation.

5. May Improve digestive health

Beetroot is a great source of fibre, which is good for the digestive health and it prevents conditions like constipation, inflammation bowel disease and diverticulitis.

6. May support brain health

The nitrates present in beetroot may improve brain function by promoting the dilation of blood vessels and thus increasing blood flow to the brain.

7. May have some anti-cancer properties

It contains several compounds with cancer fighting properties, including betaine, ferulic acid, rutin, kaempferol and caffeic acid.

8. May help balance energy intake

Beetroots have several nutritional properties that could make them a great addition to a balanced diet.

They are low in calories and fat but high in water, which helps balance the energy intake.

All in all beetroots can support the health of the brain, heart, and digestive system, boost athletic performance, help alleviate inflammation and slow the grow of cancer cells. They are also great to add into a balanced diet.


Source: www.healthline.com/nutrition/benefits-of-beets

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