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Superfoods of the Century – Beetroot

By Tom 0
16 May 2015

In this first installment of ‘Superfoods of the Century’ i’ll be discussing about Beetroot and why experts are saying that it is the current ‘superfood of the moment’. So why is this red root vegetable such hot preoperty?

Why is Beetroot so good?

If any of you have read my previous recipe for ‘Warm Beetroot and Quinoa Tabbouleh‘ then you’ll see how much I was raving about it then. Here it has it’s own separate article, because it is that good.

  • Beetroot can reduce blood pressure
  • It is a powerful antioxidant – it will increase immune system protection
  • It is a great source of Folic Acid – Essential for brain and nerve function
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Stabilises blood sugar
  • Can be used to treat anaemia and fatigue

Beetroot is great for boosting stamina and making muscles work harder. It is a good source of potassium, magnesium and iron as well as vitamins A, B6 and C. On top of this, Beetroot contains a good source of carbohydrates, protein and soluble fibre and also note that the leaves are rich in beta-carotene, calcium and iron.

Simple Beetroot Ideas

  • Beetroot Houmous – Blitz together 4 ready cooked beetroot with 3 tbsp of créme fraiche and 1 tbsp of horseradish
  • Beetroot ‘Coleslaw’ – Grate several beetroots and mix with some natural yoghurt and add a hint of horseradish.
  • Simple Smoothie – Whizz together 1 pack of vacuum-packed cooked beetroot with 2 apples and 1 peeled Florida grapefruit.
  • Salmon Dish – Stir grated cooked beetroot  into créme fraiche to serve with salmon on rye bread.
  • Beetroot Brownies – Add 2 grated cooked beetroot to give a healthy twist to chocolate brownies

Beetroot Recipes

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author: Tom

Tom has been in the fitness industry for over 8 years. He is qualified in functional movement, Kettlebells, Boxercise, Nutrition and many other qualifications. Tom is also the founder and director of ActivityX. For more information on Tom, see his trainer profile.

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