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Beetroot

Hi everyone does anyone have any information on beetroot, i would like to add it to my meals, i love the taste but5would like to know the pros and cons. I hope you're all having a nice evening๐Ÿ˜‰ Rosie

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Here you go Rosie...

webmd.boots.com/healthy-eat...

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rosie-2015 in reply to Hidden

What a great link it's really informative thanks jimtom i'll definitely be using beetroot in my diet but i'll be wary of the calcium ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ‘Rosie

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Any time Rosie :)

In the short term it lowers blood pressure. However, it's a high glycaemic food that spikes insulin, so will contribute to high blood pressure and heart disease in the longer term.

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Thanks for getting back to me, i don't think i'll be having it in large quantities or often Rosie

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I dare not say anything

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I'm sorry Annde70; my intention is only to enable people to make an informed decision.

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I don't know why it is but you always make it sound like you have the only right answer and many of the 'facts' you give are disputed by nutritionist and scientist. By all means offer guidance but don't please make it sound that you have all the answers. Sorry if this sounds offensive but I have had this discussion with you before. I don't intend to get into a debate about it, this is just how you come across to me.

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Is this you not daring to say anything? Lol

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Yep! Lol

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You are good at it lol

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People with certain conditions have to be careful when taking beetroot, pregnant women, people with Wilsons disease etc, it can also lead to kidney stones if you use to much if it. There are a other conditions that don't go well with beetroot but in general it is healthy to consume.

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Hi jimtom i read the link you gave me and it was very informative especially about the kidney stones that's why i said i wouldn't be over doing it lol i appreciate all the information i get including concerned's

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Just research everything you read on here to keep yourself right and you will be fine โ˜บ

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Thanks jimtom i got 2.great links very informative one from you and one from zest i looked carefully at both i hope you're enjoying your day

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Anything time rosie.

Was enjoying my day but now it's housework time so the fun has ended lol ๐Ÿ˜

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Hi Rosie,

There's also a good write-up about beetroot here, as well as some details of a few recipes to try at the end of the article:

bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide...

I really enjoy pickled beetroot in salads, I think it tastes really good that way. :-)

Hope you're enjoying your evening.

Zest :-)

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Hi zest i had a look at the link it's really interesting i had ham and beetroot tonight and i like the thought of the sardines and toast with beetroot I'm not sure about the mackerel but i will try it.i hope you enjoy your special meal tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜‰xx Rosie

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Thanks Rosie, hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day tomorrow too. I agree with you that sardines and toast with beetroot sounds really delicious! I hope you like the mackerel when you try it - I think it's a very tasty fish - might get some later this week. :-) xx

Beetroot soup- vegetable soup with the beetroot grated in at the end to retain the colour. In salads with goats cheese and walnuts. There are loads of recipes online.

Dee

Thanks for getting back to me Dee i appreciate it i will definitely be using it in my diet ๐Ÿ˜ŠRosie

It's good for you! :)

I have used it instead of carrots in cake, also in a gluten free red velvet torte.

It's nice in parsnip soup with lentils, & a bramley apple added to stop the taste overpowering the other ingredients.

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rosie-2015 in reply to BadHare

Thanks Leverette I'm glad i posted now, I've got a lot of good recipe ideas and i am pleased to hear how healthy it is ๐Ÿ˜‰

lovebeetroot.co.uk/all-abou...

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I wash and grate small beetroot into salads and cooked veg. I believe it loses some of the nutrients responsible for lowering cholesterol and blood pressure when cooked. It is also delicious roasted. There are lots of lovely recipes online, see bbc good food for lots of info on its health benefits and recipe ideas.

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