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19 April 2013
Beetroot Goodness / Dobrota Cvekle
Today I'm starting a series of posts about Super Food. Each Friday I will present an immunity booster / medicine for our bodies, accompanied with recipes.
Beetroot was first used in Roman times; ancient Greeks prised it so much that they were offering it to the Gods. Rich in iron, it enhances the production of white blood cells (disease fighting antibodies). It also stimulates red blood cells and improves the supply of oxygen to cells. Very rich in antioxidants, prevents cancer and heart disease. Good for improving kidney and liver health; high in fibre - important for digestive health.
Pigment betanin in beets can turn urine pink, which is harmless.
-Antioxidant (vit A, C, Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Interferon, Anthocyanin)
-Good for the hart
Use root and young leaves. (Leaves contain oxalic acid and should be avoided by people with arthritis or kidney stones).
Effective cooked or raw.