Beetroot Powder Power
When it comes to beetroot, they may wish to have had a bit of a word with their PR department up until fairly recently – as they were not really the most sought after of root vegetables. For example, as a kid in the 70s, my grandma used to serve them up in a cheese sandwich when we visited on Sunday afternoons and I was not overly impressed…
Yet how wrong I was!
It’s all change now as the humble beetroot has started to soar in popularity as people get up to speed with just how remarkably good it is for your body.
Not only are beets low in calories, but they are also dense in antioxidants and vitamins. In particular, they are one of a select few veg that contains nitrates. And when your body gets its hands on that, it magics it up into nitric oxide – a key element for keeping your blood and its flow in tip-top condition.
The trick is though, while beets have that nitrate element, you need to be a bit of a beetroot fanatic (a beetroot-rooter?) to get the full effect. And up to as many as eight whole beetroots a day may be pushing it even for the most hardcore among us
Here’s where beetroot powder takes centre-stage – because it’s concentrated, it’s not as eye-widening a prospect of whole beetroots every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s a lot easier to consume and beetroot powder is awesome for your body in any number of ways:
So all in all, beetroot is hard to beat when it comes to being good for you, with beetroot powder being even more so the case. On top of all that, beetroot powder is inexpensive too – another win-win.