6 Reasons To Eat Beet Root

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Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 18:18 [IST]
 
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Beetroot is one of the vegetables that most of the people hate! The red juicy beets are also known as garden beet, the table beet or simply plain red beet. The dark red vegetable is not only a natural booster of energy but has many other health benefits. If you have reasons to hate this vegetable, here are few health benefits that can make you include beet root in your diet.

Reasons to eat beet root:

6 Reasons To Eat Beet Root

No fat: This is one of the health benefits of beet root. The juicy vegetable has zero saturated fats in it. Beet root controls your sweet tooth craving and most importantly, it is very low in fats. If you are on diet and avoid sweets, this is one good reason to have beet root.

Energy booster: It is one of the known health benefits of beet root. Beets are a rich source of carbohydrates. So, if you feeling lazy and fatigued, just cut a beet root into slices and have it.

Rich in folic acid: Women need folic acid to increase the production of new cells. Pregnant women especially need a proper supplement of folic acid. Instead of taking pills that are rich in folic acid, go for the natural beet root.

Nutritious: Parents feel that this is one important reason to include beet root in the diet. Well, you have a good reason to have this dark red vegetable as it is rich in nutrition. Beet root is a good source of vitamin A and C, betaine, calcium, minerals, magnesium, phosphorous, niacin and iron to name a few.

Heart healthy: One of the health benefits of beet root is, it reduces high blood pressure. Moreover, beet root improves blood circulation in the body and fights hypertension (the reasons that cause cardiovascular diseases). Betaine in beet root reduces the concentration of homocysteine (a substance that contribute to peripheral vascular disease and heart stroke). Betaine also reduces fat deposits from the bloodstream that blocks the blood flow to the heart.

Healthy juice: You might have seen fitness freaks having a glass of red beet root juice after a workout. Beet root juice is known as the energy fuel. Moreover, one of the healthy reasons to make adults have beet root is, this juice reduces hypertension within one hour!

These are few reasons to have beet root in your diet. Include this red and juicy vegetable as it has ample amount of health benefits to keep you fit. You can have beet root raw or boil it or chop it to add to a dish. However, beet root salad and juice is very popular as the vegetable is consumed raw and the nutrients are not lost.

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