[Ingredient Spotlight]: Beetroot

Did you know, back in the Roman times beetroot was considered an aphrodisiac?  We’re not sure if that’s the case, but we do know beetroot is great for boosting stamina and helping muscles work harder during exercise, so that could be why!

 Beetroot Photo

Aside from these properties, beetroot is made up of many healthful components including carbohydrates, protein, powerful antioxidants and soluble fibre.  It provides many health benefits including:

  • Reducing blood pressure and the risk of heart attacks/strokes
  • Reducing the risk of heart disease
  • Contains folic acid to help normal tissue growth, and prevents spinal cord defects in developing babies during pregnancy
  • Reduces the risk of osteoporosis
  • Stabilises blood sugar
  • Great for treating anaemia and fatigue

 

Aside from all the above benefits, beetroot also tastes great, whether eaten on its own or as part of a meal.  Oh and yes, it’s a bit messy, so just be prepared (especially if there are kids involved!).

 

We use a pure form of beetroot juice powder in our Choc-Beet Muffins which, along with a good dose of cacao, will give you an antioxidant and energy hit in the form of a delicious snack!  And if your kids don’t like eating beetroot, at least they will get some of the benefits without even knowing they’re eating a vegetable in their muffin.

 Adventure Snacks Choc-Beet Muffins

For more beetroot health benefits, check out this article.

 

How do you like to include beetroot in your diet?  Tell us in the comments below!


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