Almost no food is as healthy as red beets

The health benefits of beetroot are hard to beat

Beetroot is often served as a pickled salad from the glass. Instead of the role of permanent support on the dining table are the vegetables of the beet family, but in fact an important role. Because when it comes to comparing healthy food, beetroot is hard to beat. This was recently emphasized by a well-known nutrition expert.

Anya Guy is a nutritionist and diet expert at the Mayo Clinic. It highlights the versatile health benefits of beetroot. According to the nutritional expert, the root vegetable is not only low in calories but also promotes digestion, prevents heart disease and can increase athletic performance.

Beetroot must not avoid comparison. Turnip is one of the healthiest foods. (Image: Thomas Siepmann / fotolia.com)

With beet against hypertension

"Red beet is rich in antioxidants and vitamins," says Guy in a Mayo Clinic communication. Furthermore, beets are rich in fiber, which is excellent for intestinal health. Moreover, they can also help the heart. "In fact, beets contain a high content of nitrates, which reduces blood pressure," says the nutritionist.

Versatile use

In order for the health benefits of beet to grow, according to Guy it should amount to a portion of about 100 grams. Root vegetables should not only be inlaid. There are numerous ways to incorporate the beetroot in the diet, such as in salads, soups, as a smoothie or fruit juice, as a cooked side dish, as a crushing or turned into potato chips. Also as a condiment for pizza it makes beetroot a good impression.

Processing tip: cook first, then peel

Anya Guy also has a processing tip in stock: to facilitate the peeling of red beets, you should first cook them and then peel them. This will make the peel easier to detach from the turnip.

Beetroot marks with its high nutritional value

Since the beet is 90 percent water, 100 grams of root vegetables have only 41 calories. At the same time, however, beets are rich in minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and iron, as well as B vitamins, vitamin C and folic acid. (Vb)

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