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Summer beet salad

Nutrient content per person: Calories 285 kcal Carbs 37 g Fat 12 g Protein 14 g

Fun fact Health benefits of beets: * Beets boast an impressive nutritional profile. They are low in calories, but at the same time valuable in vitamins and minerals. In fact, they contain a bit of almost all the necessary vitamins and minerals. * Heart disease, including heart attack, heart failure and stroke, is the leading cause of death worldwide. And high blood pressure is one of the main risk factors for developing these conditions. Studies have shown that beets can significantly lower blood pressure to 4-10 mmHg in just a few hours. * Several studies suggest that dietary nitrates may improve athletic performance. For this reason, exercise by athletes was often considered. Nitrates seem to affect physical performance by improving the efficiency of mitochondria, as they are responsible for producing energy in your cells. * Chronic inflammation is associated with many diseases such as obesity, heart disease, liver disease and cancer. Beets contain pigments called betalains, which can have many anti-inflammatory properties.

Recipe for two Ingredients: 2 large handfuls of arugula 2 large handfuls of lettuce leaves 6 tablespoons marinated sliced ​​beets 6 tablespoons beans 4 tablespoons of pickled beets 4 tablespoons olives 2 tablespoons seeds 2 teaspoons marinated pepper

Preparation: Take two bowls. Wash clean lettuce leaves and arugula. Place the arugula and lettuce leaves in the bottom of the bowl. Then place the sliced ​​beets on the salad.

Place another beet with pepper, olives and beans in the bowls.

Finally, shake the seeds. Enjoy immediately as a light snack or next to the main course. Bon Appetit!

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