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8 Simple and healthy recipes to make with beets

8 Simple and healthy recipes to make with beets

Beet is a root that has a sweet taste and is rich in fiber, carbohydrates, iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, calcium, potassium, nitrates , vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, important antioxidants such as carotenoids and lycopene.

This root is also rich in phytosterols, which are plant substances not produced by the human body. Red beet fiber promotes cholesterol reduction by 30 to 40%.

Beetroot also helps increase physical stamina. A survey conducted by the University of Exeter (UK) states that beet juice allows athletes to exercise up to 16% longer without feeling the effects of exhaustion.

The following is a list of different recipes which can be made with the beet. All very healthy and simple to make:

Gluten-free beetroot and lactose

The functional nutritionist Fernanda Granja teaches to make this delicious recipe that does not contain gluten and lactose. Here is how to prepare beetroot.

Beetroot and orange juice

Combination of raw beet with orange, pink juice has been successful among physical activity practitioners around the world, mainly because research has indicated that the beverage improves physical performance. However, the juice promotes a number of other health benefits, such as protecting the brain and lowering blood pressure. Here's how to prepare a pink beetroot and orange juice.


This dish, as well as delicious, can also help you in weight loss. The functional nutritionist Patricia Davidson Haiat teaches in her Instagram profile easy and appetizing recipes. Here's how to prepare a beetroot soup.

Beetroot Hommus

The recipe of functional nutritionist Fernanda Granja is a great option to make with the friends, but can also be consumed in the pre-workout. Check here how to prepare the beet hommus

Beet pancake

Your refrigerator is full of beets and you do not know what to do with them? This pancake recipe with beetroot is a good order for dinner. What about? Here's how to prepare a beet pancake

Beet light cake

Beet is a versatile root that can even serve as a cake. Take a look at this light cake recipe. Besides delicious it is very nutritious.

Beetroot Pretzel

If you are looking for something more elaborate to make with your beet, here's a good tip: this delicious pretzel.

Beet Gnocchi

The traditional recipe can be prepared with different ingredients. Next you will discover how to prepare a beet gnocchi

Spicy foods reduce risk of death from cancer, heart disease

Spicy foods reduce risk of death from cancer, heart disease

Pepper is a food that divides opinions: there are those who love and who hate this condiment. But for health, more and more evidence shows its benefits! A new study, published in the British Medical Journal on Aug. 4, showed that a diet rich in spicy items reduces the risk of death from cancer, coronary artery disease and respiratory diseases.


Food is responsible for the transformation of the taste

Food is responsible for the transformation of the taste

From our formation, from the moment we are growing inside our mother's womb, experiences with flavors begin. The liquid that protects us changes its composition according to the amount of residual of the fetus and the proportion of nutrients passed from the mother. Depending on its composition, this liquid may undergo changes and become more characteristic for a given "taste".