Ayurveda About Beetroot
Found in the mediterranean region of Europe or West Asia. It is a good tonic food for health. It can be eaten raw like a apple or pear, or the juice can be drunk as an energizing drink to pep up instant strength, or it can be steamed or boiled like potato and eaten.
Beetroot is a rich source of potent antioxidants and nutrients, including magnesium, sodium, potassium and vitamin C, and betaine, which is important for cardiovascular health. It functions by acting with other nutrients to reduce the concentration of homocysteine, a homologue of the naturally occurring amino acid cysteine, which can be harmful to blood vessels and thus contribute to the development of heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease. Betaine functions in conjunction with S-adenosylmethionine, folic acid, and vitamins B6 and B12 to carry out this function.