Updated: Jul 13
Beetroots are such a brilliant vegetable - earthy yet sweet in flavour, bold with colour and the medicinal benefits according to Ayurvedic science, are numerous.
Nourishing in property, beetroots increase the Kapha dosha and pacify both the Vata and Pitta dosha when consumed in moderation - everything and always in moderation. Beets are well accessed by the body in both a juice and cooked capacity. Try my Beetroot Sabzi for a delicious introduction.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF BEETROOT
Cleanses and cools the blood
Strengthens the liver
Promotes regularity in menstruation
Strengthens the heart and improves circulation
Aids with easing constipation and symptoms of haemorrhoids
Benefits balancing blood conditions such as anaemia
Beetroots are high in flavonoids, known as natures "biological response modifiers", which show particular strengths in aiding the body to fend off allergies and inflammation. In addition, beets also are antioxidant rich, supporting the body to fight off free-radical damage to the cells.
NUTRIENTS IN BEETROOT
Betaine - encourages the liver cells to get rid of toxins
Fibre - promotes healthy bowel movements
Iron - supporting conditions such as Anaemia
Folate - aids in a healthy function of the mind and heart. It also helps decrease the chances of a miscarriage and neural tube defects in pregnancy.
Beetroots are best consumed during Autumn and in the heart of Winter as a nourishment food to strengthen the body. Introduce beautiful beets in circulation to your other vegetables, using them intermittently throughout your week.
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