Despite two years of the Coronavirus pandemic, the danger has not completely evaded us. Many experts believe that the upcoming winters can trigger an increase in daily cases in India.
In such a state of affairs, hygienic surroundings and strong immunity are our only armours. Here is a winter vegetable that is packed with nutritional benefits and can be moulded into perfect winter recipes i.e; beetroot.
For every 100 grams of beetroot, you obtain:
Fibre: 2-3 grams
Protein: 1.6 grams
Carbs: 9.6 grams
Sugar: 6.8 grams
Fat: 0.2 grams
Beetroot scores 61 on the glycemic index which is considered to be the middle number on the glycemic list. The glycemic index explains how fast the blood sugar will rise after consuming a meal. Glycemic load is 5, which indicates that beetroot does not have a major effect on blood sugar levels.
Vitamins and minerals
Beetroot is rich in various minerals and vitamins, which boost the immune system and help in overall development. Beetroot consists of:
Vitamin B9: vitamin B9 is also known as folate. Folate is required for normal tissue growth and cell function. A pregnant woman should consume it on priority for the healthy growth of her fetus.
Manganese: manganese supports bone health and regulates blood sugar levels in the body.
Potassium: potassium helps to reduce high blood levels.
Iron: we need iron to transport oxygen in red blood cells, reduce fatigue and help in overall development.
Vitamin C: vitamin c is...
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