Antioxidants, which are responsible for beetroot colour, increase by four times oxygen assimilation in cells. Beetroot contains many valuable elements such as calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, cobalt and also vitamins A, C, B1.
It’s a source of folic acid, a B group vitamin, responsible for production of “happy hormones” – serotonin and norepinephrine. Pectin (a fibre within vegetable) helps in maintaining proper blood cholesterol.
Dyes contained in beetroots – betaine, betanin, betanidin – belong to a group of very strong antioxidants. Betaine contributes to keeping correct metabolism of homocysteine, by which it supports the work of cardiovascular system and the heart.