Beetroot is a rich source of antioxidants, containing wonderful vitamins and minerals, including wonderful vitamin C and iron. These antioxidants, minerals and vitamins protect the body against free radical cell damage and have anti-inflammatory abilities. Beetroot can also help the body fight against infections and colds. Nitrate is also to be found in beetroot and is beneficial to cardiovascular health. Nitrate also reduces blood pressure and can help in preventing cardiovascular diseases. Beetroot can be used to boost energy levels.