When on experiences symptoms of anaemia or simply iron deficiency, majority will advice on consumption of beetroot. Just because beetroot is red in colour it doesn't mean it will directly boost your blood levels. The percentage of iron is also minimal. Luckily it contains high amounts of Vitamin C which aids in iron absorption.
Beetroot contains nitrate compounds which when in the blood are converted into nitric oxide in the blood and help widen/thicken and relax blood vessels, thus making the Nitrates, compounds in beet juice that convert into nitric oxide in the blood and help widen/thicken and relax blood vessels, this enables blood to pass without obstruction.
Beetroot also acts as a blood purifier. This helps to remove any impurities that may be in blood
It’s low in fat, full of powerful antioxidants, rich in Vitamin C, and helps in the absorption of iron.
In order to get the essential nutrients avoid this;
1. Beetroots are best enjoyed raw and uncooked as cooking may destroy most of its nutrients. You can add them in salads or easier to just juice them up. A glass of beetroot juice helps in giving all the vitamins and minerals in a concentrated form.
2. Don’t remove the pulp that’s where all your fiber is.
3. Remember that plain beetroot juice may contain oxalic acid and therefore it is good to blend it with other fruits or vegetables. This will also help in adding additional flavour and nutrition.
Keep in mind that incase you want to boost the blood levels always balance your diet with plenty of dark green vegetables and fruits to supply Vitamin C to help in iron absorption.
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