Beetroot is a sweet root vegetable with red color easily available in countries such as India. I will count this vegetable in my superfood list because of the tremendous health benefits it offers. Other superfoods in my list include Papaya, Bhindi or Okra or Lady’s finger, Triphala, Spinach, etc.
Beetroot juice can help lower blood pressure. Nitrates, compounds found in beetroot juice convert into nitric acid in the blood and help relax blood vessels.
Slow the progress of dementia As per one study, nitrates in Beetroot can help increase blood flow to the brain in older people and help slow dementia.
Beetroot is a good source of vitamins and minerals
Our body needs essential minerals to function properly, boost the immune system, support healthy bones and teeth. Beetroot juice provides:
Potassium: Beetroots are rich in potassium. If potassium levels are low in our body it leads to fatigue, weakness, and muscle cramps.
Beetroot just like Turnips or Shalgam can help boost immune system: Beetroot juice is a good source of vitamin C in addition to minerals which helps boost the immune system. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that boosts the immune system, protects cells from damaging free radicals, supports collagen production, and helps wound healing.