Beetroots or Beets, commonly known as chikander in Pakistan are a red root vegetable. Beets are very famous due to its health benefits. Beets are packed with many important nutrients and minerals that are very good to produce energy and blood in the body. Also, you can add beets to your weight loss meal plan as it contains very low calories and fat. In today’s video, we are going to talk about 5 health benefits of beets.
Beatroots are an impressive source of nutrition. They have very low calories and have a very good amount of vitamins and minerals that are essential for our body. Let’s look at the nutritional value of beetroots per 100 grams.
Calories: Only 44.0
Protein: Total of 1.7 grams.
Fat: Only 0.2 grams.
Fibre: Total of 2 grams.
Vitamin C: 6% of Recommended Daily Intake.
Folate: 20% Recommended Daily Intake.
Vitamin B6: 3% Recommended Daily Intake.
Magnesium: 6% Recommended Daily Intake.
Potassium: 9% Recommended Daily Intake.
Phosphorus: 4% Recommended Daily Intake.
Manganese: 16% Recommended Daily Intake.
Iron: 4% of Recommended Daily Intake.
5 Health Benefits Of Beets:
Now let’s look at 5 Health Benefits Of Beets.
1.) Beetroot is high in nitrate, which has the effect of lowering blood pressure. This can reduce the risk of heart attack, heart failure and stroke.
2.) Eating beet can increase athletic performance by improving oxygen consumption and fatigue time. To maximize their effects, beets should be eaten 2-3 hours before training or competition.
3.) Beetroot contains a good amount of fibre. Fibre is very good for the digestive system and also reduces the risk of many chronic health conditions.
4.) Beetroot has more water and fewer calories. Both of these properties are beneficial for weight loss.
5.) Research on isolated human cells and mice has shown that beetroot pigments in beetroot can help reduce the growth of cancer cells.
Many people don’t like Beetroots as they are not very good in taste. But as you can see, beets are very healthy so you should add them to your diet in order to take advantage of this amazing vegetable.