Beetroot good for heart disease
The BBC inside science programme reported a trial at a leading heart clinic with daily beetroot juice. Is anyone using beetroot? How much should you take?
I heard that, always an interesting programme. I assume that eating beetroot works too. That's fine by me, beetroot is delicious, i shall be eating more
It was all to do with nitric oxide which is very much the good oxide of nitrogen en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nit...
Thanks inamoment I shall try some juice daily and see how it goes
Just incorporate beetroot in salads. Many juices have high sugar levels on a par with fruit juices.
Sounds like this may one of the 2018 Super Foods. These come up regularly over the years. I can recall tomatoes, pomegranates and acai berries being promoted over the years. The answer, in my view, is to ensure you eat a balanced diet.
The most appealing "good for you" foods over the years to me have been red wine and dark chocolate!
If you are just having the juice you are missing out on the solid nutrients that beetroot have. I think you would be better off eating beetroot. It's not expensive, just a bit messy. You can buy it pre-cooked in supermarkets. I don't think pickled is as good for you.
Watch this: nutritionfacts.org/video/wh...
Pickling may further reduce vitamin levels, already reduced during cooking, but will increase probiotic levels. This applies to all pickled vegetables.
Thanks for your replies
Maybe I'll try it worth Worcester sauce and if that fails a slug of gin might help
Why not a beetroot smoothie although I think vodka would be better than gin. I would also add some cayenne pepper, black pepper, worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and low sodium salt
Must buy some beetroot later today!
I had my first taste this morning - a few drops of Worcester sauce makes it palatable. I shall try the smoothie idea as I usually have drinking yoghurt which I could mix with the beetroot.
You are so clever mate, and l have noticed you tell us facts we never knew, thanks. Why don't you go on " The Chase" ? Sue x
Thank you! I have seen it a few times but would crash out if I got questions on soaps and reality TV. When I had some IQ tests a few decades ago I came out in the top 2% of the population.
It is worth making a beetroot curry. Takes a while but is yummy. I've not made it for ages, must have another go
I think I'll try this
Good question humph3, because although beetroot is good from the nitric oxide point of view, it has the same glycaemic-index (Gi) rating as table sugar.
Someone remind me of a recent programme where they tested three foods, and beetroot was less beneficial than they anticipated? This would help explain why.
Thanks Concerned I had my first taste this morning - it's pretty grim although with a few drops of Worcester sauce it's just about palatable - I may not be having it every day!
I have had 2 mornings with beetroot juice and a probiotic yoghurt drink mixed. It is quite palatable
I started drinking 250ml of beetroot juice per day (Asda and M&S both do a 750ml bottle with Apple and Blackcurrant) in a smoothie with frozen summer berries and banana smoothie fruit (Asda). Not sure if it is of any benefit but it certainly opened my eyes to a new way of taking beetroot, other than the pickled variety in jars :). It also makes this vegetable seem like a fruit - now that's messing with my mind
Yes I agree I mix mine with a drinking yoghurt like you i shall drink it for the foreseeable future
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