BEETROOT

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

  • Improves eyesight

  • 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.



Love and light,,

T x




DISCLAIMER


The sole purpose of these articles is to provide information about the science of Ayurveda. If you have an acute or chronic health concern, please consult your chosen trained health care professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. If you are seeking the medical advice of a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner, contact The Sattva Centre directly - info@thesattvacentre.com

REFERENCES


http://positivelyayurvedic.com/2016/09/30/beets-cleaning-blood-liver/


https://whly.com.au/blogs/news/123202115-beetroot-according-to-ayurveda


https://www.joyfulbelly.com/Ayurveda/ingredient/Beets/103


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Erica Ferraroni


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