Beetroot - Why you need this unrated vegetable in your diet
Beetroot is divisive. You either love the deliciously sweet, vibrant root vegetable or hate its earthy aroma and taste. Regardless of what side of the fence you are on, beetroots possess incredible health benefits that are indisputable. From immune-boosting qualities to detoxification, beets do not take the title superfood lightly.
This superfood is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. Packed in Beetroot is:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B9
The Health Benefits
Increases Immunity: Vitamin C and Iron help promote the production of healthy blood cells and fights against bacteria, infections and viruses. Zinc, Antioxidants and Vitamin B9 also contribute to a healthy, resilient immune system.
Energy Boosting: Beetroots contain high levels of Nitrate, converted by the body into Nitric Oxide. Nitric Oxide increases blood flow and improves the efficiency of the cells in charge of producing energy. In addition to the energy-boosting qualities of Nitrate, beetroot also contains Vitamin B9 (folate). B vitamins are essential for energy production.
Balancing Blood Pressure: Nitrate aids in lowering blood pressure. Nitric oxide relaxes the inner muscles of the blood vessels, reducing blood pressure. This process protects against the risk of high blood pressure-related diseases such as heart disease and stroke.
Detoxification: Betalain is a pigment responsible for beets deep colouring. It also encourages the detoxification process, while the betaines help the liver eliminate toxins.
Improving digestion: Beetroots improve digestive health due to their high concentration of dietary fibre. Fibre is essential for the smooth operation of the digestive system.
Ready to incorporate beetroot into your daily routine?
We've made it easy with our Turmeric & Beetroot Nespresso compatible Immunity Health Pods. Our compostable Immunity Health Pods are packed with Turmeric and Beetroot but have delicate, sweet beetroot taste - we've been converting the beetroot hater. Take the pod a day challenge for 30 days and see for yourself.
Also, check out our tasty Turmeric and Beetroot Superlatte recipe using our Turmeric & Beetroot Health Pods.