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Beetroot, what’s in it?

Beetroot has colour and if you remember me saying previously that coloured vegetables will contain antioxidants then it’s possible that beetroot do as well. They contain a group of antioxidants called betalains. Betalains give beetroots their red colour and they have been linked to health benefits such as the reduction of inflammation in arthritis and reducing digestive issues.

They are a great source of fibre, folate, manganese, potassium, iron and vitamin C. Beetroot juice is often associated with numerous health benefits so throw it in a juice to mix up your juice routine. Beetroots are one of those vegetables that contain Fructans so if you have a FODMAP issue with garlic and onion you may also have a problem with beetroot. Beetroot is a low GI food so good for diabetes or those with insulin resistance issues.

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They are really useful for sweet things like cakes because of their natural sweetness. There’s a great recipe from the Harvest Kitchen for an absolutely beautiful chocolate cake with beetroot.

A great alternative to the normal chocolate cake. This cake also has 4g of fibre/serve, 6g of protein/serve……how many cakes have that much fibre and protein and taste amazing?

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