Beetroot is a nutrient dense vegetable that has quite a few health benefits for athletes, which is why I include it in so many of the recipes I create or just have it as a side dish to complement any meal. Curious to know why it’s a staple in my meal plans? Read on.
This root vegetable is packed full of nitrate which converts into nitric oxide in your body. This is responsible for increasing blood flow to the muscles making it easier for your power generators, known as mitochondria, to produce energy.
🏃🏻 An excellent source of iron, folate, and fiber
🩺 Helps to regulate your blood pressure and detoxifies the liver.
⚔️ Contains betaine, which studies have shown has significant properties to fight against cancer-causing cells in the body.
😴 Contains tryptophan which relaxes the mind, improves sleep and serves as a mood enhancer.
𝑵𝒖𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒗𝒂𝒍𝒖𝒆𝒔 𝒑𝒆𝒓 𝒄𝒖𝒑:
58 Kcal / Carbohydrates 13g / Protein 2.2g / Fat 0.2g