The Benefits Of Adding Beetroot Into Your Diet


Beetroots, not only are they a delicious addition to meals; they're also filled with health benefits. Today we're going to look at reasons why you may want to consider adding beetroot into your diet.

1. Nutritional Benefits

Beetroots are low in calories but packed full of nutritional benefits. Raw beetroot contains vitamins and minerals such as folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C. 

2. May help lower blood pressure 

Beetroots are naturally rich in nitrates, which turn into nitric oxide in the body. Nitrates improve blood flow by relaxing the blood vessels, which may lower blood pressure (1) (2).

3. High In Fiber 

Beetroots are high in fiber, providing about 2-3 grams in every 100 gram serving (3). Fiber has many health benefits, it's important for our digestive health and supports regular bowel movements (4).

4. Anti-Inflammatory  

The red colour in beetroot comes from betaines, betaines have strong antioxidant properties which can reduce inflammation in the bloodstream.

A 2014 study conducted that a betalain called phenethylamine-betaxanthin reduced the activity of an inflammatory enzyme by 32 percent (5).

Beets are also high in nitrates, which reduce inflammation by removing harmful compounds from your bloodstream (6). 

5. Could be beneficial to athletic performance

Nitrates and betaines may also help with athletic performance. Nitrates could improve performance as it allows increased oxygen through our muscles (7).

A study conducted in 2018 focused on the affect of betalain on 28 trained male cyclists. The cyclists received 100 mg of either beetroot concentrate or placebo every day for a week. Compared with the placebo group, the beetroot concentrate group had higher exercise efficiency and increased blood flow (8).

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*If you’re currently taking medication, we would recommend checking with a doctor or medical professional before taking this supplement.

People with kidney stones, gallbladders, or low blood pressure should avoid beetroot.*

IMPORTANT NOTICE* Advice is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please check with your GP before trying any remedies.

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Resources & Studies:

 1. Effects of dietary nitrate supplementation, from beetroot juice, on blood pressure

2. Does beetroot juice lower blood pressure?


4. Fibre: Food Fact Sheet

5. Health Benefits of Beets

6. Inactivation of lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase by natural betalains and semi-synthetic analogues

7.Effects of Beetroot Juice Supplementation on Cardiorespiratory Endurance in Athletes. A Systematic Review

8. Effect of 1-week betalain-rich beetroot concentrate supplementation on cycling performance and select physiological parameters

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