Eat Beetroot &/or Some Cucumber – Day 3 – Healthy Eating Challenge.

Eat Beetroot &/or Some Cucumber – Day 3 – Healthy Eating Challenge.

Melissa Diver

Congratulations you have made Day 3! Hopefully you are feeling better already, although it may be a bit early to see results still. If you haven’t completed the challenge to date, do not worry there is still 12 days to go, let today be the day you take action.

“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.”

Day 3 sees us look at some commonly known but not commonly consumed vegetables. Both of these are cheap, tasty and have some really impressive health benefits.

Beetroot (or beets)

Beets are a good addition to your weight-loss program because they contain no fat. A powerhouse of vitamins and minerals, beets help maintain a healthy energized body beneficial to your diet. Beets may assist your weight-loss by lowering cholesterol due to their high fibre content and help you feel fuller for longer as well.

Adding beets to your diet are not as hard as it may seem, you can eat them raw (thinly sliced), add them to salads or sandwiches or our favourite lightly roast them in the oven – Yum!

Cucumber

Cucumber has become a nutritional powerhouse as researchers have taken a better look. Some of the recent findings suggest cucumbers are beneficial for reducing cardiovascular disease, reducing several cancer types, including breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers. They have also been shown to have excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

What makes cucumber particularly useful for weight loss is there extremely low calorie count. One website has it at number 3 for least calorie dense foods in the world. The reason is that cucumbers are full of water but take up quite a bit of space so it fills your stomach quickly and stops you feeling hungry whilst consuming very little calories.

The easiest way to eat cucumber is raw, either by itself, in a salad or on a sandwich. They can also be roasted, cooked in stir-fries or pickled if you prefer.

So that’s a look at day 3, its time for you to grab your cucumber, beetroot or both and add it into your diet for the day.