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Beetroot: High in Nutrients, Low in Calories, and Big on Color!

06 Aug, 2020

The rich, dark color of beetroot is proof enough that this root vegetable is chock-full of essential nutrients. This versatile vegetable is perfect sprinkled atop salads, baked into pies, or roasted. And with our 100% Natural Beetroot Powder, there’s so much more you can do, from baking vegan superfood donuts to nutrient-packed Unicorn Bliss Balls, to even a delicious Beetroot Latte that’s sure to perk up your morning.

You know that beetroot is delicious, but did you know that it can give you energy, enhance your digestive health, detoxify your body, and even help you boost athletic performance? Below are all the reasons why we love beetroot - from its deep, jewel-like color to its amazing health benefits.


High in Nutrients, Low in Calories 

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, about one in 12 women don’t get enough folate in their diets. Folate is a B-vitamin that’s essential for normal tissue growth, cell function, and development, making it essential for pregnant women or for women who are trying to get pregnant. Folate helps with healthy prenatal development for a happy pregnancy and a happy baby!

Turns out, beets are the dream-food for folate. According to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an average beet contains 100 to 150 micrograms of folate. So if you’re looking to get pregnant (or if you’re expecting), definitely grab yourself some delicious beetroot powder to support a healthy pregnancy! 

Beetroot is also high in potassium and It’s packed with iron, which helps transport oxygen to red blood cells, and vitamin C, which boosts immune function and helps keep your skin glowing and clear.

The best part? Beetroot comes chock-full of all these incredible nutrients, with a very low calorie count! There are only 2.8 calories in a single serving of beetroot powder, making it a guilt-free, colorful addition to any meal.


End Bloating with More Fibre!

If you want to easily maintain a healthy weight and enjoy a smooth-moving digestive tract, than fibre is essential. Beetroot has 3.8 grams of dietary fiber per one-cup serving. This is important once we realize that most people don’t get enough fibre in their diets, leading to bloating, weight gain, and constipation. No thank you! Beetroot can help get things moving again, all the while controlling blood sugar levels and maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.


Boost Your Athletic Performance 

Years of multiple studies show that beetroot helps boost athletic performance, giving athletes increased stamina and improved overall athletic performance, whether they’re hitting the tennis court or going on a morning jog.

Beetroot contains nitrates, which are shown to reduce oxygen use during physical exercise. This means that the cells that produce energy are far more efficient, giving athletes an energetic edge, allowing them to show up for their workouts with vigor.

Furthermore, studies show that runners and cyclists that consume beetroot before exercising improve their stamina, oxygen use, and overall athletic performance. So next time you plan on hitting the gym, make yourself a beetroot smoothie about an hour before you go, and expect a workout full of power and ease!


Beets Help You Detox 

A healthy body is one that is clear of toxins and pollutants. What’s the best way to detoxify our bodies? Eating foods that support liver health, so our bodies can flush out toxins, chemicals, and heavy metals with ease.

Not only does beetroot contain betaine, which helps the liver cleanse the body of toxins, but it also contains pectin, a fiber that helps “sweep” toxins that have been removed from the liver so they don’t get reabsorbed back into the body. In this way, enjoying a daily dose of beetroot can help keep your body clean and clear of potentially harmful toxins.

And if that wasn’t enough, beetroot contains compounds called glutathiones, which help cleanse the blood of heavy metals and waste. Coupled with the high fiber content, beetroot helps your body eliminate waste and strengthen the immune system.


Stave off Signs of Premature Ageing

If that’s not enough reason for you to fall in love with beetroot, maybe this will capture your attention: beetroot offers an excellent boon to skin and eye health, as it comes packed with powerful antioxidants that fight oxidative stress and inflammation that contribute to premature ageing and disease. So if you’re looking to stave off the effects of ageing and keep your skin and hair glowing, the antioxidants in beetroot can help keep you youthful and vibrant for years to come.


Beetroot Powder: A Powerhouse for Health

It’s hard to exaggerate the benefits of beetroot - it’s rich color brings with it a high concentration of essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that support a healthy life. Just starting your day with a sweet and delicious beetroot smoothie can lower your blood pressure, improve your athletic performance, detoxify your body, and fight signs of premature aging. And when you’re out and about this summer - catching the waves, travelling, and enjoying the sunshine, you’ll want to look and feel your absolute best.

 Start your day with this super simple Beetroot Latte Recipe. With only four simple ingredients, you can start your day with a detoxifying dose of healthy nutrients that can help you spend your days the active, healthy way!

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