The Vitamins and Minerals Found in Beetroots

It’s hard to believe that the humble, neglected beetroot is chock-full of dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals that could do your body a world of good.

In whatever way you choose to prepare this purple-red root — be it baked, boiled or the usual pickled – beetroots are one of the most nutritious vegetables around.

Zinc

Zinc is one of the most important trace elements because of its part in so many essential processes in the body.

For one, zinc plays an indispensable role in proper embryo progress.  It stimulates growth and the formation of bones, mouth, brains, eyes and lungs.

Apart from that, it also supports the formation of antibodies, boost intellectual ability and many more.  A deficiency in zinc will lead to mental disease such as ___, excessive hair loss and skin problems, depression and apathy and will experience a slow healing in wounds.

With beets around, you can avoid all these health problems the cheap way!

Potassium

Beetroots are also a great source of potassium – just a cup f beet has 518.50 mg of potassium.  Just what good can potassium do for you?

Potassium, also found in fruits such as avocados and bananas, is essential for the kidneys to normally function.  Without enough potassium in the body, muscles would weaken and wouldn’t be able to contract properly.

Iron, Calcium, Vitamins A and C

These four vitamins – iron, calcium, vitamins A and C, are found in larger amounts in beet greens than in beet roots.  In fact, its leaves have a higher iron-content compared to spinach.

Iron, an essential mineral that aids in the function of almost all body parts, is found in abundance in beet greens.  Just a cup of beet will provide you with 1.34 mg of iron.  Making beets a part of your diet will help cure anemia or iron deficiency.

Ingestion of beet juice would also increase the blood count of those who lost blood because of accidents and menstruation.

Manganese, Magnesium and Phosporus

These three minerals are needed by the body and thankfully, beets can provide it.

We need approximately 12 to 20 mg of manganese to aid proper bone development and the absorption of other vitamins like Vitamins C and B1.  A cup of beet can provide 0.55 mg manganese.

Magnesium helps boost the immune system and promotes the proper function of our muscles and nerves.  It reduces the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular diseases.

If you want your body to develop and repair connective tissues and cells, form strong bones and teeth and maintain a normal pH balance, you should remember to take beets so you’d have enough phosphorus in your body.

A cup of beetroot should provide 64.60mg of your phosphorus needs.

Indeed, beets deserve to be called a super food because it’s so packed with so many nutrients, vitamins and minerals, it would hard to list them all.

They aren’t just nutritious, they are also tasty and versatile.  You can prepare roots in many ways – you can bake it, steamed or boiled it.  It can be grated to add to salads or be used as a vegetable smoothie.

Take note though, not to overcook it so as not to destroy some of its nutrients.

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  1. balqary says:

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