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09th Apr 2017

Beetroot: the serious super superfood we should ALL be eating more of

Niamh Maher

We’re not entirely sure if you’ll get the kids to tuck in – but it seems that all of us should be eating more… beetroot.

Sure it’s an acquired taste, but love it or hate it there’s no denying the health benefits connected with the root veg.

Not only is it rich in fiber, it’s also a good source of iron and has naturally occurring folic acid (great if you’re planning on getting pregnant too). It also contains nitrates, betaine, magnesium, along with a host of antioxidants.

Basically, it’s full of the good stuff!

Over time ingesting beetroot can also help lower blood pressure as well as boost exercise performance.

Furthermore, and while they’re frequently overlooked,the green leaves of beetroots are rich in calcium, and vitamins A and C; you can cook them up like you would spinach for a tasty addition to your morning eggs.

Throughout history, beetroot has long been used for medicinal purposes particularly in connection with the liver as beetroot speeds up the liver’s detoxification process.

Like many vegetables, the Romans were the first to lay claim to this superfood, they also believed it to be an aphrodisiac.

Check out some of our favourite Instagram beetroot concoctions below. Mmmmmmm beetroot hummus!

(PS if you’re still a little unsure of the taste, you can get beetroot capsules, take two per day with food to get all the superfoody goodness. We’re currently obsessed with Natures Aid Organic Superfoods capsules, which you can get at pharmacies nationwide from €9.95).

Blueberry and Beetroot Pancakes for a decadent Sunday breakfast in bed ??? #healthyfood #vegan #sexy

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