Let me start with a quick fact.
It is believed that when a man and a woman eat the same beetroot, they are bound to fall in love with each other.
Okay. Before I lose myself in thoughts of my crush, let me come to the point.
That’s about beetroot. Not just the fact, but it, as a vegetable, is simply the coolest thing manufactured by Mother Earth.
And also (one of) the most nutritious. I am not going to tell you how. You have to read and find out for yourself.
Why beets are hard to beat.
Beets, The Unbeatables!
Beets are nutritious and flavorful, versatile enough to be eaten on their own or as a tasty addition to salads, juices, or dips.
If you don’t care for the flavor – beets do have a distinct earthy quality – there are also ways to disguise the taste yet still enjoy the benefits. And as we’ll explain, there are many reasons to make beets a daily habit.
First of all, beetroot (the red bulb underneath the green shoot and leaves) has a ton of vitamins and minerals yet few calories.
It is particularly high in folate and manganese, but also contains a good amount of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and iron. There is about 1.7 grams of protein in each 3.5-ounce serving, as well as 2 grams of fiber, all for just 44 calories.
But nutrition is just the beginning. We’ve examined what can happen to your body if you make the choice to eat some beets every day, and it’s really exciting. From disease prevention to weight loss, there is no shortage of compelling reasons to try.
We think you’ll find #3 especially interesting.
20.Can Help Prevent Osteoporosis
We have already seen that the nitrates in beets get converted into nitric oxide in the body. One Japanese study states that nitric oxide can help prevent certain lifestyle-related diseases, with osteoporosis being one of them.
Another reason beetroot is good for treating osteoporosis is the presence of silica. The mineral is required by the body to efficiently utilize calcium. Having a glass of beetroot juice every day can keep osteoporosis and other related ailments (like the brittle bone disease) away.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, betaine supplements help lower the levels of homocysteine in the body. Excessive build-up of homocysteine can elevate the risk of osteoporosis, especially in younger adults.
That’s the list of benefits of beetroot for health. How can you enjoy the benefits? By taking the right kind of beets.
Which is why one must know how to select beets properly. And also, how to store them. Go to the Next Page to see more!