Even in ancient Greece and the Romans, the miraculous properties of beets were known. The Greeks used it to lower body temperature.
The Romans used it in case of chronic constipation, and in addition to using it for medicinal purposes, there was a belief that if a man and a woman shared beets, she would tie them up and fall in love with each other .
What we know for sure today, and which is confirmed by numerous scientific studies, is that due to the rich nutritional properties it contains, beets regulate blood pressure, are used to prevent cancer, cleanse the liver, treat anemia, improve the body’s resistance and strengthen libido. It is also great for preventing muscle degeneration, improves circulation, strengthens skin collagen, is good for cataract prevention, builds immunity and treats respiratory problems.
There is almost no mineral that beets do not contain.
The concentration of mineral substances in fresh beets is 627.3 mg / 100 g and consists of: iron, potassium, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, iodine, copper, fluorine, sulfur, bromine, lithium and strontium.
Of vitamins are the most present vitamin C, vitamin B1 and B2, as well as a vitamin that can very rarely be found in plant foods, and that is B12 .
Healthy and delicious cream soup of beets and horseradish
– 500 g of beets
– 1 red onion
– 200 g of potatoes
– 1 clove of garlic
– 200 g sour cream
– salt, pepper, sugar
– 1 tablespoon grated horseradish
– 1 teaspoon cumin
– 750 ml of chicken soup
Peel the beets and potatoes and wash them, then cut them into cubes.
Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic, then fry in a little oil.
Then add the beets and potatoes, then pour over the soup and let it cook for about 40 minutes.
Mix the soup with 100 g of sour cream in a blender or with a stick mixer. Add salt, pepper, cumin and sugar.
Mix horseradish with the remaining 100 g of sour cream and serve with cream soup.
Beet salad: for good digestion and circulation
This salad helps the body digest fatty foods, and cleanses blood vessels to improve circulation.
Needed: 1 raw beet, 1 raw carrot, 3 cloves of garlic, 100 g of walnuts, salt and pepper, olive oil (apple cider vinegar to taste).
Preparation: grate the beets and carrots, add finely chopped garlic and walnuts, then season everything with oil and apple cider vinegar. Add pepper.
Beetroot and cabbage salad: eliminates toxins from the body
If you are struggling with a slow metabolism, this is the salad for you.
You need: 1 beet, 200 g of cabbage, 2 apples, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Add spices and fresh parsley.
Treats skin problems and bad breath.
Grate all the ingredients and mix them with oil and lemon juice. Add pepper and fresh parsley.