This week at Nourish we've decided to try something new and spread some of our passion for food and it's healing abilities. We're going to feature a food every week and give our customers snippets of information on the amazing health properties and benefits of eating the foods, along with a few recipe ideas or suggested ways of incorporating these foods into your diet. For our initial week we chose beetroot because we love it for so many reasons!
Why we love it..
there are many incredible health benefits of including beetroot in your diet. It is a rich source of nutrients such as vitamin C - an important nutrient for immune function, potassium - for healthy muscle and nerve function, and manganese - needed for healthy bones, liver, and kidney function. Beets are given their gorgeous red pigment by a phytonutrient group called betacyanins - these are excellent for reducing oxidative stress in the body, thereby reducing inflammation, reducing signs of aging and fighting off cancer cells. We love the colour for creating our beautiful raw tarts, as featured below.
Detox and Energise!
Despite it's many health boosting properties, I have two important reasons for loving beetroot. The first is the energy boost! It's high in nitrates which are converted to nitric oxide in the body. The energy this provides helps to fuel me through my day. So why not grab a beetroot juice from us before your next workout, to maximise your endurance?! The second reason is that it helps the liver with Phase 2 detoxification. This is the process where broken down toxins (which occurs in Phase 1 detoxification) are bound to other molecules for excretion from the body. If you're feeling sluggish, adding beetroot to your diet might just perk you up by helping your body to cleanse! To help my body along, I love adding beetroot to my juices, like our veggie cleanse, shown here.
So stop in to Nourish today for your nutritional boost and information update!