Add Color to your Diet - Eat Beetroot!

ghazala zafarStarred Page By ghazala zafar, 24th Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3w3oysiz/
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A vibrant Color vegetable, good in taste, rich in health benefits :)

Beetroot added colors in my life

A few months back, I had two attacks of unconsciousness in a week. I had been rushed to the hospital and found with low hemoglobin level.
After the recovery I added some iron rich food in my diet, including beetroot. After finding my hemoglobin level OK, I decided to make beetroot an essential part of my routine diet…

Afterwards, I researched on this wonderful vegetable. Found it affordable and easily available everywhere. It has deep-red roots and green leaves, both are edible. Beetroot contains only a few calories and no fat. It is a rich source of strong antioxidants and nutrients, including magnesium, sodium, potassium folic acid, vitamin C, vitamins B6, B12 and betaine, which is important for cardiovascular health.

You can eat it raw, baked, boiled or cooked. I strongly recommend everyone to add it to your usual diet.

A Friend to Your Heart and Blood

Adding beetroot in your diet helps to control cholesterol level and keeps the balance between good and bad cholesterol.
Beetroot juice reduces high blood pressure symptoms. Researches proved
a glass of beetroot juice - a day with normal blood pressure and a maintained blood pressure reduces the risks of heart diseases, heart attacks and strokes.
This is because it carries high content of antioxidants and nitrates in the blood which widens blood vessels, protecting artery walls and lowers your blood pressure.

Beetroot’s iron content means it is good for those who are with anemia and fatigue symptoms. Beetroot is virtually fat free and low in calories. it has a 'medium' GI. That means it converts into sugar very slowly and therefore helps to keep blood sugar levels also stable.

It Boosts Your Immune System

Beetroot has an amazing range of vitamins and nutrients which boost your immune system, helping you to fight with infections, helping to oxygenate cells and produce new blood cells.
Beetroot contains folic acid which is essential for normal tissue growth. It helps to prevent spinal cord defects.
Beetroot also contains iron, so it is good for mums-to-be suffering from fatigue during pregnancy, but remember that cooked beetroot has lower levels of folic acid than the raw one.

Natural Liver Detox

The liver is the organ in the body that breaks down poisons present in the blood. Beetroot helps the liver; it has a knock-on effect to bloodstream, by helping the body to eliminate toxins and potentially preventing the build-up of fatty deposits.

Reduces Risk of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease occurring especially in women after the menopause in which the bones become very porous, break easily, and heal slowly.
It may leads to bend of the spine after the vertebrae collapse.
Beetroot contains a high level of mineral silica. This helps the body to utilize calcium, which is important for muscular-skeletal health and reducing the risk of osteoporosis.

Helps Slow Progression of Dementia

Dementia is a sickness that leads to deterioration of intellectual functions such as memory, controlling movement and the senses.

Beetroot helps to increase blood flow to the brain, so its folic acid also provides protection against Alzheimer and dementia.

Beetroot Can Cheer You Up!

I believe, all good looking objects leave a pleasing effect on your mood.

Beetroot has a vibrant color and pleasant in taste and its laboratory tests also proved Beetroot contains some compounds which enhances the production of the body’s natural mood-lifter elements. So munching fresh beetroot can literally makes you smile:)

Healthy Roasted Beet Salad Recipe

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Beetroot, Blood Pressure, Blood Vessels, Cholesterol, Health, Health Benefits, Health Facts, Healthy Eating, Healthy Food, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart, Liver, Vegetables, Vegetarian Recipe

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author avatar Denise O
24th Feb 2012 (#)

I just love beets. I will be planting a lot this year. I like my beets just roasted in the oven and served. Great information on beetroots and well written. Congrats on the star page, it is well deserved. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar ghazala zafar
24th Feb 2012 (#)

It's great... planting some vegetable on your own!
Thanks Denise for the encouragement!

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author avatar Aok
3rd May 2012 (#)

@ghazala ...how old r u ..n wat do u do?

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author avatar ghazala zafar
4th May 2012 (#)

Well, I'm a teacher n don't ask a lady her age :)

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author avatar Denise Larkin
24th Feb 2012 (#)

Very interesting article.

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author avatar ghazala zafar
24th Feb 2012 (#)

Thanks Denise!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
24th Feb 2012 (#)

One of my Mom's favorite...thank you:0)

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author avatar ghazala zafar
24th Feb 2012 (#)

Thanks Delicia!

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author avatar krrymarie
24th Feb 2012 (#)

Great article love beetroot.
have you tried this.
Grate or chop some carrots up, beetroot, add sesame seeds, and some olive oil mix it together and its yummy scummy.

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author avatar ghazala zafar
25th Feb 2012 (#)

Thanks krrymarie! Your Salad recipe sounds yummy, I'll give it a try definitely :)

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author avatar Buzz
25th Feb 2012 (#)

Good info, my friend. Thanks.

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author avatar ghazala zafar
25th Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you Buzz!

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
25th Feb 2012 (#)

Well well well, very good piece of sharing..

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author avatar ghazala zafar
25th Feb 2012 (#)

Thanks a lot Reza!

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author avatar Sheila Newton
25th Feb 2012 (#)

love beetroot - love this page - love your little yellow star!

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author avatar ghazala zafar
25th Feb 2012 (#)

Thanks Sheila for your lovely words!

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
26th Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you, ghazala zafar. It has been a long time since I bought beetroot and I must have forgotten about it. Thanks for this very well set out page, with pictures. Your reminder is welcome.

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author avatar ghazala zafar
27th Feb 2012 (#)

oh lvyevelyn start it again!

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author avatar Ms. Ann
7th Mar 2012 (#)

I love beets. Your salad presentation was lovely. I have only eaten beets buttered or pickled. I will plant some this spring. Thanks!

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author avatar ghazala zafar
24th Apr 2012 (#)

Ms. Ann, beets buttered n pickled... both sound yummy :)
Thank you for liking the article!

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author avatar johnbee
10th Mar 2012 (#)

Good write, good food, and good for you. I love em.

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author avatar ghazala zafar
24th Apr 2012 (#)

Thanks Johnbee!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
19th Mar 2012 (#)

If you have not eaten beetroot tops as a spinach,m you are in for a treat. Glad you raised the health aspects, certainly a great reason for eating them. Roasted in an oven, hmm, I really must try Denise's idea. Thank you for sharing.

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author avatar ghazala zafar
24th Apr 2012 (#)

Yeah, I tried its top too but now I'm having baked beets with slight spices n lemon...Try 'em baked as Denise does.
Thank you Tranquilpen!

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author avatar mistyleaf
5th Apr 2012 (#)

Good idea. I'll see to it that I add beets in my menu. Thanks

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author avatar ghazala zafar
24th Apr 2012 (#)

Thanks mistyleaf!

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author avatar Karman's Kreations
11th Apr 2012 (#)

I really enjoy pickled beet root (we just add it to the juice of an empty dill pickle jar) and now we are going to have to eat more because of the benefits that I was not aware of. WoW!

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author avatar ghazala zafar
24th Apr 2012 (#)

Thanks Kamran!
Pickled beets sound yummy!

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author avatar The Elements
14th Apr 2012 (#)

Nice to know its benefits to health.

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author avatar ghazala zafar
24th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you The Elements!

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author avatar LucretiaToTheMoon
15th Apr 2012 (#)

Wow I wish I could make entries like yours! :] Your so descriptive and I love this entry cause i need to lose some weight! I'll take your advice! :D

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author avatar ghazala zafar
24th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you Lucretia for the Encouragement!

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
16th Apr 2012 (#)

Everything about the goodness of beetroot! Thank you. I do not like beetroot in my diet, but like its color. After reading this article of yours, I think I am going to see more of beetroot.

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author avatar ghazala zafar
24th Apr 2012 (#)

lolzzz pradeep, hope it works for improving your vision too:)

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author avatar Retired
27th Apr 2012 (#)

I love beetroot, delicious and very healthy.

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author avatar Retired
7th May 2012 (#)

Hi Ghazala, Great write. As a child mom always made it a point to tell us the benefits of beetroot in curing anaemia. I'm glad today we ate beets regularly. And the habit persists even today.
Wonderful information. I did share on facebook.

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author avatar ghazala zafar
7th May 2012 (#)

Rajan, I think some parts of my message regarding the post of youtube are removed automatically. You have to add yt in brackets in the start and /yt in brackets at the end...hope you'll receive full message this time :)

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author avatar shaheda
23rd Jun 2012 (#)

Liked your article on benefits of beetroot,Mom used to serve us salad of boiled beets sliced with boiled potato slices sprinkled with salt and pepper.Reminded me of those days.Your article will make me get back to beetroots again.A little late but congrats on the star page.

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author avatar ghazala zafar
23rd Jun 2012 (#)

Thanks shaheda!
I'll try your Mom's salad recipe :)

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author avatar Krismawati
23rd Oct 2012 (#)

Nice share, thank you.

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author avatar Thouchme
25th Oct 2012 (#)

Nice writing.

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author avatar peachpurple
30th Nov 2012 (#)

I didn't know beetroot has so many benefits especially the heart. Great article. May I know how did you get so many "STar Page" ? Almost all yr articles have this badge.

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author avatar C. Montezuma
7th Aug 2013 (#)

I love beets, but like you I was unaware of the large spectrum of benefits!

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author avatar MusicalIdeology
7th Dec 2012 (#)

I love beetroot and use it a lot in cooking as it's more versatile than most people think.

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author avatar MusicalIdeology
7th Dec 2012 (#)

I love beetroot and use it a lot in cooking as it's more versatile than most people think.

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author avatar Susan Jane
20th Feb 2013 (#)

Your article is jam packed with useful dietary information about so many benefits of eating colourful beetroot. Hope you are now in excellent health. I look forward to reading more of your articles - following you.

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author avatar johnbee
23rd Feb 2013 (#)

Good info. I love beets too.

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author avatar Kimberly
23rd May 2013 (#)

Thank you for this information

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author avatar Mike Robbers
3rd Jun 2013 (#)

Great vegetable that I love using in many recipes.

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author avatar ghazala zafar
3rd Jun 2013 (#)

Would you mind sharing your recipes with us Mike?

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author avatar C. Montezuma
7th Aug 2013 (#)

Very informative post! I truly believe that for every ailment we might have, there is a natural remedy for it! There may be some we do not know yet, but they are there! And I love beets - but my husband hates them! LOL - so when I cook them... I get to eat them ALL!

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author avatar redrose2
10th Feb 2014 (#)

We love beets and eat them often, we also juice them with carrot. I like your recipe never thought of beans with them. Congratulations on Star page. I am new to wikinut and enjoying reading the articles here.

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author avatar Retired
5th May 2014 (#)

I am very fond of eating raw beet root as well as taking its juice .To know the benefits of beets will keep me on with my dietary habits.
Excellent content
regards
Rajesh Kumar Giri

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author avatar ORourkeDesigns
9th Feb 2015 (#)

Thank you for this great article. I love to read about health benefits of healthy food. This one did.

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