You might get a touch of ‘lemon face’ when you read the ingredients for this concoction but when you try it, actually not, as it’s surprisingly sweet and deeelishous!

*1 lemon
*1 small beetroot
*2 carrots
*3 sticks of celery
*dash of cinnamon

Beetroot, leaves and all, is full of calcium, iron, vitamins A, C and B6, folic acid, manganese, potassium and fibre.
The purple crimson pigment called betacyanin is thought to suppress the development of some cancers.
The fibre, of course, assists with bowel function, and glutamine, an amino acid, is essential to the health and maintenance of your digestive tract.

Beetroot is not only thought to lower blood pressure, but also increase general blood flow leading to more oxygenation to the brain and muscle tissues. This is encouraging for those with age related cognitive impairment such as dementia, as it is thought to slow the progression of the disease. It’s also great news for athletes as more oxygenation to muscles can help improve both performance and endurance. Paralympic gold medalist David Weir attributes his success to regular shots of beetroot juice!

There’s more – choline, a vital nutrient also found in beetroot, helps with sleep, learning and memory. It also aids in the transmission of nerve impulses. Choline is essential for healthy liver function as it forms very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) in the liver, which helps transport fat from that organ to cells throughout the body. Although VLDL is considered a ‘bad’ form of cholesterol because high levels indicate an abundance of circulating triglycerides (fats), if VLDL levels fall too low, fat will begin to accumulate in the liver.

Aaaaaand finally, it can also help to reduce inflammation in the body – what a fab food!

So go on, beet a path to the juicer now, you know it makes sense…