Is Beetroot Good For You?
Though it’s a more daunting vegetable to cook with, many people swear by beetroot as the secret to good health. We break down whether the iconic purple veg is good for you.
Beetroot is a versatile vegetable that is used in everything from dying clothes to making sugar. First cultivated by the Romans, beets have been eaten by many and considered to be a fantastic food to incorporate into a balanced diet.
Why is beetroot good for you?
- High nutritional value. Beetroot is naturally very high in minerals like potassium, manganese, calcium and iron. It is also high in folic acid and vitamins A and C, making it exceptionally nutritious.
- Great source of fibre. Beetroot is a great source of fibre as the leaves as well as the root can be eaten. Because it is so rich in fibre, it can help in lowering cholesterol levels and maintain good gut health.
- Helps to regulate blood. There has been research conducted that shows beetroot can help to regulate and increase red and white blood cells in the body. It has been used medicinally for centuries, too.
- It is a great antioxidant. Research has also shown that beetroot is amongst the top ten vegetables for antioxidants, which are important to help prevent diseases.
Beetroot can be an excellent addition to your diet, so if you’re looking for a way to cook with it, check out our complete guide here.
by Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at a last count) or playing tennis in the park.