Beetroot: Why you shouldn’t avoid it
One such vegetable that is indeed helpful is beetroot, which is loaded with numerous nutrients and other essential health-enhancing properties.
If you tend to keep away from including vegetables like beetroot in your daily diet, here are some reasons why you shouldn’t.
Packed with essential nutrients like folate, Vitamin B9, potassium, iron, vitamin C among others, beetroots are known to help increase blood flow in the body, enhance exercise performance and are also effective in regulating blood pressure levels.
In fact, a glass of beetroot juice — a source of dietary nitrate — could dramatically lower as well as reduce heart attack risk, said a 2017-study published in the Journal of Physiology – Heart and Circulatory Physiology.
According to the study, dietary nitrate helped dilate blood vessels to decrease blood pressure, which is a leading factor for developing heart attack.