Ever noticed how beetroot looks like a heart with tiny veins running off it, that's because they protect our heart function! Beetroot contains high concentrations of nitrates,which help open blood vessels in the body, increasing blood flow and oxygen to places lacking in oxygen and reducing blood pressure. Beets are also a rich source of Betaine which is vital to good cardiovascular health. It shields you against liver disease especially that has have been brought about through diabetes, alcoholism or protein deficiency. Red beets have been proven to be a source rich in essential vitamins like vitaminC. VitaminC is widely known as a potent combatant against the common cold, and it has been shown to reduce the frequency with which people catch illness.