Beetroot powder is rich in antioxidants, dietary fiber, calcium, iron, potassium, folate (Vitamin B9) and manganese, among other nutrients. Beetroot powder has numerous health benefits, including improved blood flow, lower blood pressure and increased exercise performance.Like any weight-loss tool, beetroot consumption is no substitute for a fully rounded healthy lifestyle. However, the great benefits of beetroot and organic beetroot powder are certainly a great addition and aid to achieving and maximizing your health goals.
Firstly, beetroots are great sources of potassium, which help regulate the body’s fluids and prevent water retention, a common source of unnecessary extra weight. Additionally, the dietary fiber found in beetroot naturally helps the body feel fuller for longer. So make sure you include it in your food prep if you’re struggling to crack a cravings cycle.
Not only that, but improved performance in endurance style activities mean you can maximize your cardio, to burn more calories but (more importantly) help you achieve goals you’ve set for yourself. A 2009 study by Exeter University found that supplementation with beetroot juice enhanced stamina, and extended time to exhaustion in high intensity exercise. Paralympic champion David Weir swears by the power of the beetroot, and it’s certainly become far more common to include beetroot in an athlete’s nutritional plan.
Use a few teaspoons of the powder in curries, sauces, smoothies, juices, parantha mixes, tortillas, pancakes, pasta dough, salad dressings, etc - one teaspoon of the powder is equivalent to one average sized beet. Beetroot powder can also be used as an alternative food coloring in cakes and cupcakes to make them a bright red velvet color.