Food & Nutrition
13 March 2016

Daily dose of Beetroot for healthy living


Beetroot is one of the most efficient and readily available foods with exceptional nutritional value. In recent times, it has gained tremendous popularity as Super food. It is not just any other food but one that has power to improve your athletic performance, heart problems, blood pressure and many other body issues. Beetroot is rich in potassium, magnesium and iron and it is highly effective in purifying the blood flow in the body. The benefits of beetroot are multiple and below we’ve listed few of them.


Reduces Risk of Heart Attacks

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Beetroots are rich in nitrates and thus are great in reducing stroke, heart related problems and blood pressure issues. The nitrates are converted into nitric oxide in our body and leads in enlargement of blood vessels, which as a result increases the flow of oxygen in blood.


Increase Stamina

It is not for nothing that athletes across the world swear by beetroot and beetroot juice.  Research says those who drink beet root prior to exercise are able to work out for 16 percent longer. It also has significant amount of carbohydrates that provide fuel for energy and enhanced sports performance. Thus, Beetroot juice is an interesting sports drink that many people ignore.


Detoxifies Blood

Beetroot not just provides essential minerals and nutrients to body but also helps to detoxify the blood. If beetroot juice is consumed on a daily basis, it can cure various skin problems like acne and pimples and clean out impurities in blood.


Helps Fight Dementia

As people get old, it is common to see decline in mental power. They tend to lose memory and one of the best cures to this is regular consumption of beetroot. Regular consumption of Beetroot results in enhanced blood flow to the brain. This helps in reducing the effect of dementia and is a great boon, especially for old people.


Great Cure to Constipation

Beetroot has high soluble fiber content and thus is a great laxative. It helps in regularizing the bowel movement by softening stools. Beetroot also helps in cleansing colon and flushes harmful toxins from the stomach.



Dr. Kundan Verma
(Healthcare consultant)


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