Beetroot will make your health taste better

Beetroot, which is also known as beet, is a root that grows in the ground of the same name and belongs to the Chenopodiaceae family. Other very recognisable vegetables such as spinach or chard form part of this family too.

As far as content is concerned, beetroot is rich in potassium and beta carotene, as well as being an important source of sugars, fibre and vitamins for our body. Among the vitamins, it is important to highlight the folates (derivatives of folic acid that favour the creation of erythrocytes and leukocytes) as well as the presence of B1, B2, B3 and B6 vitamins.

High doses of vitamins and minerals are extremely beneficial for our body If we stop to analyse the vitamins, we can highlight the importance of the B3 vitamin for optimal functioning of our digestive system, for the good health of our nervous system and for the fundamental process that is the transformation of the food we eat into energy. The B6 vitamin assists our immune system to carry out its job efficiently while also playing a part in cellular metabolism. On the subject of riboflavin, which is commonly known as vitamin B2, we must acknowledge its involvement in the production of antibodies, Read more

Enjoying a healthier summer

Summer is, perhaps, one of the most eagerly awaited seasons: good weather, holidays, the outdoors, the mountains or the beach stimulate our desire to have fun, but as a result, our health can sometimes be neglected.

In addition to a lot more time to have fun with friends and family, we must not forget that the summer time brings high temperatures which may even turn into heat waves. This is a phenomenon that affects the health of the elderly and the chronically ill, which becomes a headache for health authorities each year.

Recommendations that are not so obvious Some health tips can seem repetitive, but nevertheless we must continue to take them into account and, above all, to put them into practice on a daily basis. Therefore, at Best Doctors, we insist on these two basic recommendations for the summer time. 1. - Hydrate continuously with water or fresh juices, even if you are not thirsty. Our body´s hydration requirements will be greater with high temperatures. We must be alert and avoid health problems by drinking plenty of liquids. 2 – Do not do exercise in the middle of the day. Who has not seen Read more