Just when we thought life could not get any more colorful, we met up with The Holistic Chef and discovered Beetroot Kvaas. You just can’t beat it. And here’s why.
Darling Street Health had the pleasure of hosting a workshop with our beautiful and very talented friend Shakti Grace, whom introduced us and our clients to the sensational art flavour and nutritional abundance that is Beetroot Kvaas.
As daylight savings ends and winter looms in on us the workshop politely reminded us the benefits of beetroots and how to easily include them in our diet as they really are the perfect detox vegetable.
- Beetroots are packed with important nutritional value.
- Not only is beetroot great for boosting stamina and making muscles work harder, it is full of potassium, magnesium and iron as well as vitamins A, B6 and C, and folic acid
- Due to their high levels of folate they have the ability to help the liver increase methylation and help to break down toxins. Numerous studies have shown that beetroot increases antioxidant activity in the liver, which is responsible for filtering toxins also.
- Beetroot has also been shown to lower bad cholesterol and triglycerides, whilst increasing good cholesterol. The betacyanin pigment that makes the beetroot so messy and red and yummy is a powerful cancer-fighting agent, particularly effective against colon cancer.
- Beetroot is virtually fat free and low in calories. Although it has a ‘medium’ GI (Glycaemic Index) of 64, It has an extremely low GL (Glycaemic Load) of 2.9 which means it’s converted into sugars very slowly and therefore helps to keep blood sugar levels stable.
- Beetroot’s iron content means it’s great for boosting iron in anaemia and improving fatigue.
- The high content of nitrates in beetroot may also help fight the progression of dementia, as nitric oxide in the blood (produced by the nitrates in beetroot) also helps increase blood flow to the brain.
Kvaas originates from Eastern Europe and is essentially fresh beetroot fermented in whey protein (or another starter culture), sea salt and flavored as you like with beautiful natural fresh herbs and spices! We love it fermented with garlic, or try it with cinnamon, coriander seeds or cloves. A small glass of beet kvass morning and night serves as an excellent blood tonic, digestive regulator, blood alkaliser, liver cleanser and overall healing tonic.
If you would like to know more about Kvass and how to make it – be sure stay in touch with us and/or The Holistic Chef.