Sugar beets are one of the favorite foods of people all over the world. Its orange color, starch, nutrients and fiber have made it an accepted food all over the world.
Sugar beets are thought to have spread from Central and South America to the rest of the world. Studies show that people in Central America have been producing sugar beets for thousands of years. Indians have been using it for thousands of years.
Beetroot is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, C, Potassium, Iron, Calcium, Selenium, Fiber and Antioxidants in the form of beta carotene.
Beetroot is rich in vitamin A in the form of beta carotene. Beta carotene is responsible for the orange color of fruits and vegetables. This beta carotene is converted by our body into vitamin A. Due to this the visual acuity improves.
It is high in fiber which helps in regulating digestion. Sugar beets can be boiled to prevent constipation in children. The chemical phytosterol in the heart keeps the digestive organs healthy.
Beetroot is high in starch and sugar, but its glycemic index is very low. Therefore, eating sugar beet does not increase our blood sugar level fast. The fiber in it reduces the chance of developing type 2 diabetes.
The beta carotene and antioxidants in it work against different types of cancer cells.
Its fiber and antioxidants reduce the risk of heart disease. It contains a chemical called anthocyanin which reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Sugar beet improves brain performance. The main reason for this is the anthocyanin in it. It prevents inflammation of brain cells and helps reduce cell loss.
Studies show that sugar beet greatly helps in boosting the immune system and improving the health of the skin.