Beet is a rich source of nitrates and pigments, giving it unique advantages among plant based foods. Thanks to this, it is great for heart health and lowering blood pressure. Another benefit of nitrates is possible boosting of physical performance in athletes, due to the fact it is linked to energy production in cells. Nitrates and pigments from beets are also considered to support brain health and cognitive performance. Beet is rich in folates and iron, making it good for anemia treatment and overall blood cleaning and circulation. It also contains antioxidant betain that helps detoxify liver and keep it in good health.
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Beet greens are not only edible, but excellent source of iron and loaded with vitamin A and K – just 100g can provide 3-4 times recommended daily intake of vitamin K.