Beetroot is a fantastic vegetable that can be prepared in a variety of different ways to give your body a super health boost!

This earthy, sweet vegetable is high in antioxidants. Many studies have found that it has a significant effect on lowering blood pressure and increasing blood flow to the brain, thereby helping to fight the progression of dementia.

Why beetroot is so good for you:

  • It aids good digestion, because itâ??s rich in betaine.

  • Researchers have found that pectin, a fibre found in beetroot, plays a role in helping the body rid itself of toxins.

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  • Beetroot contains a host of vitamins, minerals and nutrients, including: magnesium, iron, potassium, vitamins A, B6 and C, folic acid, carbohydrates, protein, antioxidants and soluble fibre.

Sounds good, doesnâ??t it?

But, waitâ?¦ it gets better. If the thought of beetroot conjures up nothing but memories of bottled vinegary purple stuff, think again!

There are tons of ways to eat (or drink!) beetroot. Here are a few delicious ideas you could tryâ?¦

  • Liquidise beetroot together with some ginger, carrot and cucumber for a refreshing juice.

  • Peel and chop a few beetroot bulbs, pop them into the oven and roast them with rosemary and olive oil.

  • Boil whole beets, wait for them to cool, slice them into thin strips and toss them into a salad with some feta and fresh spinach.

  • Make a delicious batch of beetroot and mint soup that you can enjoy hot or cold!

Sources:Ageless.co.za , Netdoctor.co.uk and WebMD