by BodyHealth Representatives February 14, 2019 2 min read
If you've ever made hummus, then you know how easy it is. A few ingredients, whip them together and viola - creamy goodness. It's a classic dish with endless variations.
Now that you know the basics, expand your repertoire by replacing the primary ingredient. Most beans and legumes can take the place of chickpeas, but have you tried beetroot hummus?
According to USDA National Nutrient Database, beets are highly nutritious root vegetables that are a great source of vitamins and minerals such as potassium, sodium, iron, folate, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, vitamin C, and B vitamins such as thiamin, niacin, and riboflavin.
They are also abundant in phytochemical compounds such as anthocyanins, carotenoids, lutein/zeaxanthin, glycine, and betaine. Being a great source of dietary fiber, they are also low in fat, cholesterol, and calories.
Red Beets are associated with:Lower Blood Pressure
Still looking for another benefit? Some say it's an aphrodisiac! Beets contain high levels of the mineral boron. Boron stimulates, boosts and regulates production of sexual hormones in your body.
Here's a basic red beet hummus recipe you can try to get started. It's tasty, versatile, easy to make and as we've learned above a very healthy dish.
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