Healthy Recipe for Immune System: Beetroot

Beetroot is a root vegetable that grows primarily in the ground with a leafy top that grows aboveground. The beetroot taste is described as sweet, earthy and tender to eat. Beets have been cultivated for thousands of years for their dietary value.

Beetroot is mineral-and vitamin-rich, with a high nitrate content that helps reduce blood pressure and associated risk such as heart attacks and strokes. The nitrates produce a gas call nitric oxide in the blood, which widens blood vessels and lower blood pressure. Beetroot is also widely known as a rich source of iron which is useful for building blood and is high in vitamin C which enhances the absorption of iron.

Benefit:

          • Lower blood pressure

          • Fight Inflammation

          • Rich in Valuable Nutrients and Fiber

          • Help the body respond better to exercise

Precaution:

        • Beets contain oxalate, people with kidney stone should avoid beetroots.

        • Consumption of beetroot can cause the red and yellow vegetable pigment can be released into the urine or stool. This is harmless, however, and should not be a cause for concern

Buying & Cooking Tips:

        • Look for small beetroots with the stalks still intact.

        • To cook wash but don’t peel the beetroot and either boil, steam or bake until tender. Once cool enough, the outer skin should be rubbed off.

Idea for cooking:

        • Boiled

        • Roasted

        • Raw

        • Combined with salad

Immune  AIDBeetroot

Ingredients: Serves 1

        • 1 ½ large carrots

        • 15 g beetroot

        • 1.5 cm piece ginger

        • 1 red apple

        • 1 garlic clove

Method:

      • Juice all of the ingredients, then pour into a glass and serve immediately