So what does this super veg have to offer? Here are the benefits it adds to some of our juices:
Beetroots are packed to the brim with nitrates, which the body uses to make nitrite and nitric acid. Combined, these help protect blood vessels from damage, as well as dilate them, to allow more oxygen to reach your muscles - making it possible to exercise for longer without tiring.
Once again the nitrates within beetroot shine forth, as they help reduce blood pressure and the associated risk of heart attack.
Beetroots contain a huge dose of folic acid, which is an essential component in healthy tissue growth.
Our slow juiced beetroot juice contains healthy amounts of silica, which is used to produce nails and hair, as well as supporting musculo-skeletal health – reducing the risk of osteoporosis.
Although high in natural sugars, beetroots have a very low glycemic load of 2.0, meaning its sugars are converted very slowly. This helps stabilize sugar levels within the bloodstream.
Beetroots have a high iron content, boosting hemoglobin production in the blood and ensuring oxygen gets where it needs.
The pigment that gives beetroots their distinct coloring also acts as a powerful anti-oxidant, helping maintain cellular structure by defending them from free-radicals.
The nitrate content in cold-pressed beetroot juice doesn’t just get more oxygen to the muscles, it also gets a greater supply to the brain, helping to keep the brain healthy.