Come winter and the pantry gets loaded with a colourful display of myriad seasonal produce. Radiant carrots, ruby red beets, fresh leafy greens, crunchy radishes et al. Winter veggies offer a whiff of freshness to the monotony of everyday food affair. They come with the most essential micronutrients that the body needs. Winter veggies are also apt to be juiced to give the body a substantial energy boost. One of the prime ingredients that go into making the quintessential vegetable juice is beetroot.
The popularity of beetroot juice has gained much commercial attention over the past few years. Medical studies and scientific research have often linked beetroot juice consumption with enhanced sports performance. Beetroot is an excellent source of nitrates which are converted to nitric oxide by the enzymes in our saliva. The process helps in enhancing blood flow and boosts endurance. It is also known to facilitate treating hypertension.
Beetroot juice when combined with carrot, ginger and immunity boosting lemon becomes a ‘Miracle Drink’. The drink has numerous benefits on the brain and body. The slightly earthy, yet deliciously sweet flavour of this health boosting juice comes packed with Vitamins A, C, K, beta carotene, polyphenols, antioxidants and folate among other important micronutrients.
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