Shelves of our supermarkets are so full of precious offerings of nature that only few of us are aware of everything we are offered to consume. We often have tradition-bound eating habits and keep on choosing all the same combo pack, thus missing other amazing natural options that are advantageous for our health.
One of these options is a beetroot that might not catch your eye due to its unobtrusiveness and not too bright external color. But when you get to know beetroot better, you will find out that it is not only very bright from the inside, but pretty tasty vegetable that can bring considerable variety into your daily diet. It can be eaten either raw or cooked, and if its flavor seems a bit peculiar to you, it is all about timing. If it does not work, there are plenty of ways to disguise its taste by adding moderate amounts of beets into your salads, dips or juices.
To begin with, beetroot is packed with beneficial components, and its few calories are greatly compensated by a large set of various minerals and vitamins. Beets are especially rich in manganese and folate, but apart from that they have handsome amounts of vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus. One 3.5 ounce serving of this wonderful plant contains 2 grams of fiber and around 1.7 grams of protein, and all that is for only 44 calories!
Even if we put aside its nutritious qualities, beetroot has a great number of other beneficial features that are able to make wonders with your body.