They say that the more colourful your plate is, the healthier your diet will be - and if you’re looking for a really bright addition to your dishes, then look no further than red beetroot, which is an incredibly vivid colour… and which tastes amazing, as well!
But it’s not just its aesthetics or its flavour that makes beetroot such an incredible little veggie to start enjoying more of and it’s also a brilliant ingredient from a health perspective, chock full of powerful antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, as well as being low in fat.
You can eat both the root and leaves, so there are plenty of ways in which to reap the health benefits. With the leaves (which have a bitter taste), you can throw them into soups, fry or steam them, enjoy them raw - or even give this recipe a go and charr the stalks with some lemon and parmesan, which only takes 15 minutes and sounds delicious with chunks of soft bread.
Beetroot is in season between June and October, so you can start enjoying it right now and whipping up a serious storm in the kitchen. There are white and yellow beets available, which are also very yummy, but if it’s the health properties you’re looking for, the red variety is the best because it contains betacyanin in it, which can potentially help to reduce cancer risks.
It’s also thought that beetroot can help to lower your blood pressure, because it’s naturally rich in nitrates, which are compounds that can help your heart. These improve blood flow and relax your blood vessels, which can possibly lower blood pressure - which then, in turn, reduces the risk of stroke and heart disease.
Because of all the amazing nutrients to be found in beetroot, they’re particularly beneficial for the detoxification organs in your body, such as your liver, kidneys and digestive system. They can really help your liver do its job and break down all the toxins more efficiently, helping the organ - which is one of the most important in your body - to get rid of waste.
There are lots of other ways you can help give your liver a bit of a boost and drinking a liver antioxidant elixir like de-liver-ance could be just the ticket. Our special formula helps with natural detoxification, boosting mental clarity and stimulating the liver’s natural processes.
It couldn’t be easier to start reaping the benefits either, since all you need to do is keep a bottle in the fridge and enjoy it on a regular basis. This can help give you peace of mind about your overall health, especially if you know you often find yourself eating unhealthy food or drinking alcohol after a long hard day.