I was so excited when I saw this presentation from Dr Michael Greger on the power of beetroot. It has been shown to raise oxygenation levels in leg muscle tissue and lower blood pressure. With this mighty red root, the possibilities for health are endless. I immediately thought of patients with chronic fatigue and of athletes, cancer patients and those with debilitating pain.
Beetroot, delivering oxygen at a cellular level will prove to be a health turnaround for many. You don’t even have to have beetroot:
From: Santamaria et al. 1999. A survey of nitrate and oxalate content in fresh vegetables :
mean mg nitrate/kg (fresh) Rocket/Arugula 2597 Swiss chard 2363 Radish 2067 Spinach 1845 Kohlrabi 1769 Beetroot 1727 Celery 1678 Romaine lettuce 1241 Parsley 1150 Butterhead lettuce 1089 Broccoli raab 905 Crisphead lettuce 581 Asparagus 498 Green onion 410
Have you had success with beetroot in your life? Do let me know.