Mention the words green, leafy vegetables and a lot of people – especially kids – would curl their lips in distaste. Veggies may be good for the health but they do not have a lot of fans in the taste department. However, there is a more nutritious and healthy alternative – which comes in the form of beetroot.
Beetroot is a member of the ‘beet’ family, which is a group of vegetables with thick leaves, long petioles and reddish or purplish roots. It is considered to be one of the best health foods around, which contains carbohydrates, protein, betalin, folate, as well as essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Beetroot is also especially good for women who are pregnant, or those who plan to have a baby since it is rich in folic acid.
Beetroot is also rich in fiber, which helps regulate your cholesterol level. It also helps prevent high blood pressure and age-related diseases. Finally, beetroot is a good addition to any weight loss program, since it is practically fat-free and is low in calories.
There is definitely no better way to start your weight-loss program than by including a lot of beetroot recipes in it.