Beetroot is a little powerhouse of a superfood, one that also has health guru Gwyneth Paltrow’s seal of approval. The deep purple color is attributed to betacyanin, a pigment that is brimming with anti-oxidants. Oxidation is the enemy of youth so the addition of this vegetable to your diet will help stall the ticking clock. Vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, iron, zinc, and magnesium are all present in this health-boosting, miracle worker that helps lower both cholesterol levels and blood pressure. It works overtime to treat anemia, osteoporosis, and symptoms of fatigue, and is even regarded as an aphrodisiac.
Paltrow recommends the following beetroot juice recipe on her lifestyle blog www.goop.com:
Detox juice to try:
Beetroot, carrot, apple,and ginger
Half a lemon—no pith
2 medium beetroots
2 large carrots
1 piece of ginger
Blend and drink.