Beetroot and Carrot Juice

The beautiful and vibrant colour of fresh beetroot can make anyone fall in love with them yet they are often overlooked, unfairly associated perhaps with the shrink-wrapped, sweetly pickled versions so often picked up in the shops. If you are not a currently fan, you should know that beetroot has been gaining amazing popularity as the new super food around the world. It is low in fat, full of powerful antioxidant and rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a nutrient, which helps with the absorption of iron. Both the leaves and the roots can be eaten. While the pink root is sweet, the dark green leaves are bitter but very rich in calcium, iron and Vitamin A. Beetroots are best enjoyed raw and uncooked as cooking may destroy most of its nutrients.

A combination of beetroot juice with carrots can be helpful in raising your iron levels naturally. Other fruits that go well with beetroot could be oranges and pineapple that add a nice tang while complementing the sweet flavour of beets or perhaps some papaya for depth and to add body to your drink.

This could be helpful for women during menstruation when iron levels are low.