Beetroot has much more to it than its attractive magenta colour. This nutritious root-vegetable is rich in vitamin C, dietary fibre, iron, copper, magnesium and phosphorous. Although beets are low in calories, they have the highest sugar content of all the vegetables. Usually available in winters, beets are widely used in salads, soups and pickles. The dietary fibres present in beet help to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride by increasing the level of high-density lipoprotein. Hence, it reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. A good source of vitamin B folate, beet is considered beneficial for expectant mothers, as it helps is the development of baby’s spinal column. Also, the presence of betaines, enhances the function of liver. Beet roots are rich in carbohydrates. Hence, they are considered to be a great source of energy. Sports-persons can count on beets for instant energy. Vitamin C present in beets helps to prevent the symptoms of asthma. Beta-carotene (Vitamin A) also prevents lung cancer, colon cancer and vision-related troubles like cataract. Stroke is usually a result of low level of potassium in the body. Provide your body with potassium present in beets to rule out the risk of stroke.