HEALTH: BEETROOT IS A SUPERFOOD

A food can only be called a superfood when it contains an above-average amount of minerals & vitamins per gram, and beetroot comes in the same category of foods that have above-average vitamins & minerals. Recent studies claim that beets and beetroot juice can improve athletics performance, reduce blood pressure and increase blood flow.

Beet tops provide high level of dietary nitrate. Cooked beet tops are great source of iron, vitamin C, vitamin A, magnesium, potassium and folate. Beet also contains small amount of calcium, thiamine, vitamin B-6, copper, selenium.

Benefit: Beetroot provides a wide range of benefit sucha as improving digestion, reducing blood pressure and lowering the risk of diabetes.

Diet: People can roast ,stream boil or pickles beet. They can also eat them raw.

Risk: Drinking beetroot juice can lead to red, purple or pink urine or stool.

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