Carbohydrates in the diabetic diet.

“There are many herbs and spices that go well with beetroot

including balsamic vinegar; bay leaves; citrus; chives; garlic;

horseradish; mustard; peppercorns and thyme.”


eetroot has one of the Difficult to handle 2. Betacyanin, the pigment that gives

highest sugar contents If you’re handling beetroots, to cure the beetroot its colour, is also an antioxidant.

of any vegetable. up to inevitable ‘pink fingers’, rub with lemon antioxidants are believed to help reduce

10% of beetroot is sugar, juice and salt before washing with soap and the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, in turn

but it is released slowly water. protecting artery walls and reducing the

into the body rather than the sudden the dramatic redness means that risk of heart disease and stroke.

rush that results from eating something since the 16th century, beet juice has been

like standard (not dark) chocolate. used as a natural red dye. It has other 3. Beetroot contains folic acid which

Comparisons to chocolate do not stop uses though; you can use beetroot for an is essential for normal tissue growth.

there, however. Beetroot contains betaine, improvised but accurate simple Litmus test Beetroot also contains iron, so it’s

a substance that relaxes the mind and is (measure acidity). When beetroot juice is particularly great for ladies during

used in other forms to treat depression. added to an acidic solution it turns pink, but pregnancy. Beetroot’s iron content

It also contains tryptophan, which is also when it is added to an alkali it turns yellow. means it’s good for those with anaemia

found in chocolate, and contributes to a Basic chemistry tests aside, beetroot and fatigue.

sense of well-being. has a bunch of health benefits. It’s great

Beetroot comes in all shapes and sizes for boosting stamina and making muscles 4. Beetroot contains the mineral silica.

but the most common is round and deep work harder, it also contains potassium, this helps the body to utilise calcium,

red in colour. other varieties are yellow, magnesium and iron as well as vitamins which is important for musculo-

white, and even candy-striped (with red a, B6 and C, and folic acid. Beets also skeletal health and reducing the risk of

and white concentric circles). Beetroot contain carbohydrates, protein, powerful osteoporosis.

is sweet, earthy and tender to eat (when

antioxidants and soluble fibre.

cooked) and related to the turnip, swede, (continued over)

sugar beet and even quinoa. Healthy boosts

Popular in Victorian times, the three baby beetroot equal one of your

dramatic colour of beetroot brightened recommended five portions of fruit and

up salads and soups. It was also used vegetables a day. so a handful of beets can

as a sweet ingredient in cakes and give you these health boosts:

puddings. Beetroot can be made into a

wine that tastes similar to port. there are

1. the high content of nitrates in beetroot

many herbs and spices that go well with

produce a gas called nitric oxide in the

beetroot including balsamic vinegar; bay

blood which widens blood vessels and

leaves; citrus; chives; garlic; horseradish;

lowers blood pressure. a daily dose of

mustard (as recommended by the roman

250ml of beetroot juice or 1 to 2 cooked

writer, Pliny!); peppercorns and thyme.

beetroot (approx. 100g) can help reduce

Plus, it’s only approximagely 10 carbs

blood pressure and its associated risks.

per portion of 100grams.


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