Read on to find out more about how ruby red beets can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle...
Reduces blood pressure and the risk of heart attack and strokes
Powerful antioxidant properties
Betacyanin, the pigment that gives beetroot its colour, is also an antioxidant. Antioxidants are believed to help reduce the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, in turn protecting artery walls and reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Reduces risk of osteoporosis
Beetroot contains the mineral silica. This helps the body to utilise calcium, which is important for musculo-skeletal health and reducing the risk of osteoporosis.
Beetroot contains soluble fibre, which has also been shown to have cholesterol lowering capabilities. It also contains carotenoids and flavonoids, which help prevent LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol from being oxidised and deposited in the arteries.
Treats anaemia and fatigue
Beetroot's iron content means it's good for those with anaemia and fatigue.
Helps slow down progression of dementia
A recent study at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, USA, has shown that the high content of nitrates in beetroot may also help fight the progression of dementia, as nitric oxide in the blood (produced by the nitrates in beetroot) also helps increase blood flow to the brain.
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