HERE IS HOW TO CONSUME BEET ON ‘’CORRECT’’ WAY !

ALTHOUGH IN THE LIST WITH YOUR FAVORITE VEGETABLES BEET CERTAINLY DOES NOT TAKE A HIGH PLACE, CONSUME IT AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE.

AND HOW AND WHY THIS TIME YOU REVEAL EXACTLY NUTRITIONISTS.

Here is how to consume beet on “correct” way! Even though it is not your favorite vegetable on the list, you surely know how healthy it is! Consume it whenever you can because the benefits are priceless.

How to consume it and why to consume it? Read what nutritionists say about it!

beet slices

Boiled of fresh

For many people, beet has best taste when it’s boiled. It is good but the best way to consume it when it is not cooked or heated. If you boil it more than 15 minutes, it will lose all nutrient values. Besides Vitamin C, beet contains rare vitamins B12 and almost all minerals – calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, fluorine, manganese, copper, iodine, sulfur.

Nutritionists recommend consuming it fresh, in salad (with cabbage for example) or maybe as side dish.

Root or leaf

We are all used to eat only the red part of the beet. That’s the beet root. Even though is the healthiest part, we shouldn’t ignore its leafs as well. They contain beta-carotene, calcium and iron. We can prepare them for consumption on the same way like we prepare spinach and chard.

In the past, people consume only beet leafs and the root, they kept it strictly like a natural medicine. It is extremely healthy. It has pigments from the group called betalaines. Those are antioxidants which have anti-inflammatory and detox properties. The entire root (together with leafs as well) has anti-cancer power.

The anti-inflamatory influence prevents us from a lot of chronic diseases, keeps our heart healthy and our blood vessels as well.

Beet is crucial for Treatment of anemia for children and young people because it contains a high percentage of iron. It also has folic acid which participates in the synthesis of red blood cells.

Idea for morning smoothie!

beet smoothie

Beet root for good morning!

Ingredients:

  • 1 fresh peeled beet root
  • apple
  • carrot
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons lean seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

Preparation:

Cut the beet root into small pieces; add the apple and carrot (also previously cut them into pieces). Then put them all together in blender. Add all other ingredients from the list and mix until you get nice and smooth texture.

If you want, you can add fresh lemon or lime juice. Drink slowly and enjoy in every benefit of this amazing drink.

You can drink it in the morning, as energetic bomb, one hour before breakfast or afternoon as  snack.

Is it good for diet?

Beet root contains a lot of natural sugars but in fact it is low in calories (45 kcal in 100 gr). Our organism absorbs easily the sugar of beet root and it gives us a lot of energy. Persons who are on diet can consume it without worries. It gives us the necessary energy for the day, makes us fresher and it contains a lot of fiber which actually stimulate to urinate more often. Like that we clean our organism from toxins.

For beautiful smile

The presence of iodine makes it valuable remedy against atherosclerosis and accelerated aging. It is confirmed that folic acid actually stimulates the production of hormones and other substances that affect the nerve impulses, our mental health and feelings of happiness and optimism.

 

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