(Béta vulgáris)
Beets are a fantastic Ukrainian superfood. It is rich in mineral salts, organic acids, and folic acid. This vegetable is a record holder boron and manganese concentration and one of the leaders in terms of iron content. The trace elements in beets improve metabolism, activate hematopoiesis due to the content of nitrates, and strengthen the immune system. Nitrates also affect physical performance by improving the efficiency of mitochondria, which are responsible for cell energy production. For example, consuming beets a few hours before training is best to maximize their potential.

Moreover, beets have a positive effect on brain function. Studies show that consuming vegetables improves blood flow to the brain's frontal lobe, which is responsible for decision-making and working memory. A large amount of betalain adds antioxidant properties.
Generally, beets are used for preventive purposes for everyone who cares about their health and wants to live fully and with a sense of youth for many years.

Interesting fact: beets are grown on all continents except Antarctica, but the Far East and India are considered its homeland. It was here that people first tasted wild beets, a relative of all modern beet species. Root forms of beets were cultivated and began to be grown more than two thousand years ago. The first mention of beets on the territory of modern Ukraine dates back to the tenth century, and only 200-300 years later, they began to be grown in Europe.
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