Super seasonal food; Beetroot

Wonder veg

Wonder veg

Beetroot wonder food. You can cleanse your liver, lower blood pressure, fight cancer with anti oxidants. It contains a natural chemical present in many anti-depressants as well as provide a natural way to test the quality of your stomach acid. If your urine turns pink after eating beetroot you are in good condition!

As for proof: Research published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension showed that drinking 500 ml of beetroot juice led to a reduction in blood pressure within one hour.

sliced wonder veg

sliced wonder veg

In studies conducted by Exeter University, scientists found cyclists who drank a half-litre of beetroot juice several hours before setting off were able to ride up to 20% longer than those who drank a placebo of blackcurrant juice.

Luckily it grows really well in the UK and its not too late to plant some. So find fresh beetroot on our local food map or grow some, and sell any excess via our Crop for the Shop scheme.

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