When walking into the SoLé Soup Studio® for your favorite homemade soup, you might take a little interest in those with beets. Beets aren’t an ingredient found in a whole lot of common soups, but at SoLé SoupS®, we think this is something that should change. Not only does this root vegetable provide an incredible flavor, they’re also excellent for you. A few of the key benefits of beets are:
• Tons of nutrition with only a few calories – If you’re still making good on your promise to eat healthier and lose weight in 2019, beets are something that should absolutely be part of your nutrition plan. Simply put, beets pack in an incredible amount of nutrition and good stuff, while only carrying with them a few calories. In just 1 3.5oz serving of beets, a person can find 1.7 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber, 6% RDI of Vitamin C, 20% RDI of Folate, 4% RDI of Iron, and 9% RDI of Potassium among other nutrients, while only consuming a measly 44 calories.
• Great blood pressure regulator – For those who have been trying to adapt a more heart-healthy diet plan, beets are an excellent addition. High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of heart disease, and beets have been shown to significantly lower and control blood pressure by up to 5 to 10 mmHg in just a few hours. This is due to the high concentration of nitrates naturally found in beets, which converts to nitric oxide in the body and helps to open up blood vessels.
• Aiding in digestive health – You’re only going to get the most from your nutrition if you’re optimally digesting it, and beets aid in this digestion naturally. In each cup of beetroot lies 3.4 grams of fiber, making it an excellent regular source. Not only will this fiber help your body to process food more efficiently, it’ll help you to feel fuller for longer as well.
• Improved athletic performance –The same nitrates that help to craft a heart healthy diet also aid in athletic performance, which is why you’re like to find many athletes enjoying beets before training or practice. Nitrate levels tend to peak around 3 hours after consuming beets, so a beet rich soup from SoLé SoupS® enjoyed around noon will be perfect for giving you that boost during your 3pm run.