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Beetroot Nutritional Benefits

March 6, 2013 Nutrition

beetrootBeetroot may not be the tastiest vegetable but its properties make it worthy of our attention. The most common kind of beets are red beets which contain betalain pigments: betanin and betacyanins with anti-oxidant properties.

Regular consumption of beetroot has many nutritional benefits, as it is rich in fiber, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants. Beet can protect the blood vessels against coronary heart diseases and peripheral vascular disease and lower the level of bad cholesterol, especially through its fibre, carotenoids and flavonoids content. Hypertension, a journal of the American Heart Association published an article which read that drinking 500 ml of beet juice can reduce the level of hypertension only an hour later.

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