Beet is a hardy vegetable that is easy to grow. Whatever the climate you garden in, it will be generous if you take care of it a little.
You can see this vegetable on the following coloring pages on this page. These beet coloring pages are available at no charge. So let’s get the pictures you love below.
Free Beet Coloring Pages to Print
The Benefits of Beets
Although the vegetable beet is related to the sugar beet and the fodder beet, it is the only one grown in the vegetable garden.
Thanks to its high vitamin and mineral content, beet is a natural ally for our health. Like all fruits and vegetables, when consumed as part of a varied and balanced diet, it has a preventive effect on many chronic diseases.
Reduction of the risk of cancers: One study showed that consumption of betanin, one of the pigments that give beets their characteristic color, reduced the occurrence of skin, liver, and lung cancers in animals.
In addition, research indicates that the carotenoids in beet leaves may help prevent certain cancers, including breast cancer and lung cancer.
Antioxidant power: Beets are one of the most antioxidant vegetables. Antioxidants are compounds that protect the body’s cells from damage caused by free radicals.
Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that are believed to develop cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, and other chronic diseases.
Eye health: According to several studies, a regular intake of lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoids contained in beet leaves, would be associated with a lower risk of macular degeneration, cataract, and retinitis pigmentosa. However, more large-scale studies are needed to confirm these effects.
In addition, beet leaves (raw or cooked) contain lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidant compounds from the carotenoid family.
These compounds would have beneficial effects on specific cancers and eye health.
Indeed, they are mainly concentrated in the macula and the retina, thus protecting the eye from oxidative stress that could cause damage.
Sports performance: Some studies have shown that beet juice, rich in nitrates, would benefit sports performance by reducing the oxygen cost during continuous efforts.
The consumption of a dose of beet juice would also benefit cardiovascular performance at altitude.
Other studies have shown no effect, but it would seem that some subjects respond more markedly to beet juice supplementation than others.
One of the rare sources of betalains: Beets are a few plants containing betalains, a family of pigments that contribute to their intense color.
These compounds are potent antioxidants in vitro. In humans, a certain proportion of betalains would be found in the bloodstream following beet juice consumption.
Betalains would remain stable in the gastrointestinal tract without significant loss of their antioxidant properties, and their bioavailability would be high.
Betalains would also have anti-inflammatory, antitumor, and liver protection properties.
Phenolic compounds: Beets contain phenolic compounds, including flavonoids. These compounds give the beet an antioxidant power that remains constant, even after cooking.
The beet peel contains at least three times more phenolic compounds than the flesh. Its leaves are also very rich in phenolics.
A study has shown that the phenolic content of fresh beet leaf juice is the highest among several plants, exceeding the scope of spinach and broccoli juice.