Overwhelming health benefits of beetroot
Anthocyanin in beetroots gives them the red colour and has strong anti-cancer properties. High amounts of anti-oxidants present in beetroots also prevent the building of cancer cells.
Heart Health and strokes:
Betaine, a natural anti-inflammatory agent, along with various vitamins and minerals including Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Iron, Iodine Vitamin B1, B2, B12 and C help in contributing towards a healthier heart. Studies show that the consumption of potassium-rich foods such as beetroots and the elimination of Sodium can reduce the risk of heart diseases and strokes by 21%.
They boost blood flow, regulate cholesterol levels and in turn provide a healthy liver. They also prevent fatty liver disease.
Fighting anemia and other general benefits:
They help fight anemia by increasing hemoglobin and detoxify the body. Beetroots slow down the process of aging and protect blood vessels from clogging. They are rich in fiber, particularly Pectin, a special type of fiber that boosts digestion.
Beetroot for athletes:
Beets provide instant energy, thus boosting stamina and are hence essential for athletes.