Monday, June 30, 2008

5 Health Benefits of Beetroot

Beetroot is a root vegetable which is very nutritious and has heaps of health benefits. It tastes salty and sweet at the same time. The colour of red/purple beetroot is due to a variety of betalain pigments in it.The roots and leaves have medicinal uses. 

Strengthens Nerves

Beetroot can strengthen the nerves of our body. It can be had raw or cooked.

Lowers High Blood Pressure

Beetroots juice a day can help reduce blood pressure levels. This is a good way of keeping your blood pressure level in check.


It is a rich source of the mineral boron, which plays an important role. One more good reason to cash in beetroots


Beetroot is a very good laxative which helps with the roughage. Have a small piece of beetroot every day as a salad or soup what ever suits your palette for maximum benefits.

Breath Freshener

Beetroot is very good as a breath freshener specially if we have a garlic or onion breath to abolish.

Raw Beetroots Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz) Energy 40 kcal 180 kJ

Carbohydrates 9.56 g

- Sugars 6.76 g

-Dietary fiber 2.8 g

Fat 0.17 g
Protein 1.61 g
Vitamin A equiv. 2 μg 0%
Thiamin (Vit. B1) .031 mg 2%
Riboflavin (Vit. B2) .04 mg 3%
Niacin (Vit. B3) .334 mg 2%
Pantothenic acid (B5) .155 mg 3%
Vitamin B6 .067 mg 5%
Folate (Vit. B9) 109 μg 27%
Vitamin C 4.9 mg 8%
Calcium 16 mg 2%
Iron .80 mg 6%
Magnesium 23 mg 6%
Phosphorus 40 mg 6%
Potassium 325 mg 7%
Zinc .35 mg


  1. Beet root is good for those who r lack of blood, It also melts fat.

  2. In Russia and in Poland there is a soup called Borsz that is made of beetroot and very healthy and yummy. Try it!

  3. Another beetroot benefit is enhancing stamina because nitrate in beetroot help to reduce oxygen uptake.

  4. Beetroot is the best Fruit that adds iron to our bodies.


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