Hippocrates was spilling the beans back in the fourth century BC–Let food be thy medicine, anyone?
An average serving of beetroots contains anywhere from 3% to 16% of your recommended daily intake of essential nutrients. But did you know that beetroot powder contains higher concentrated levels of nitrates than whole beets?!
Nitrates improve vascular function or facilitate healthy blood flow, which promotes almost every bodily function.
Beet powder has been a part of natural medicine since Roman times. Besides having vitamins and minerals, here are some other health benefits of organic beetroot powder:
Improves athletic performance
Supplements like beetroot powder facilitate better athletic performance and exercise endurance as it contains nitrates, which increase the oxygen volume a person can use during an intense workout.
Regulates blood pressure
People with hypertension (high blood pressure) can benefit from having beetroot powder either in a smoothie or as a colouring agent in red velvet cake. Low blood pressure, in turn, protects such patients from heart attacks.
Manages blood sugar levels
Beet powder helps those with obesity to be more sensitive to insulin and reduces their blood sugar levels.
Sustainable, versatile, and convenient
This supplement is an inexpensive source of nutrients as it is made from beets that can be cultivated in soils with scarce organic material, and less light and water.
Also, beet powder turns beetroots into a more versatile product, perfect for baking, oatmeal, sauces, and smoothies.
Facilitates cardiovascular and blood health
The nitrates in beet powder have been shown to have positive effects on heart health and the circulation of oxygen and blood in the body.
Chronic inflammation is the root cause of most diseases. Modern-day lifestyle (stress, ultra-processed food, environmental factors) can be a great source of inflammation, but we can combat it in many ways, including our diet.
Beets contain phytonutrients such as betanin, vulgaxanthin, and isobetanin, all of which help the body develop a normal inflammatory response.
An antioxidant powerhouse
Beets are rich in betalains, a group of antioxidants. It is the betalains that lend the beetroots all the magic: they give beets their lovely colour and help beetroots reduce oxidative stress.
They also aid in naturally detoxifying the body, thereby improving the function of the liver and kidneys.
Some like to call beet powder ‘Nature’s Multivitamin’ as it is a good source of folate, potassium, manganese, iron, and Vitamin C.
The nutritious supplement is rich in iron, which is an essential component of red blood cells. Without iron, the red blood cells cannot transport oxygen across the body.
People who have low iron levels can develop an iron deficiency or become anaemic. Symptoms of anaemia include fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, headaches, and rapid heartbeat.
To sum it all, Organic Beetroot powder benefits are pretty much identical to that of regular beets, only that you don’t have to consume ten beets a day to reap the benefits: just add some scoops of powder to your smoothie, and you’re good to go!