Beetroot in Dukan Diet

March 12, 2012

in Food List, Vegetables

Allowed in...
  • Phase II PV (in moderation)
  • Phase III
  • Phase IV
Disallowed in...
  • Phase I
  • Phase II PP

It is recommended that you don’t eat too much roots of beet during the Cruise Phase because of relatively high contents of sugar.

This, however, doesn’t apply to green leafy portion of young red beet, which is not only edible but also very delicious (similar to spinach in taste & texture) and contains 8 times less carbohydrates and much more dietary fiber.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3.5 oz / 100 g
Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 44
Calories from Fat 1.8

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2g
0%

Saturated Fat 0.0g
0%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg
0%

Sodium 285mg
12%

Total Carbohydrate 10.0g
3%

Dietary Fiber 2.0g
8%

Sugars 8.0g

Protein 1.7g
3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Beetroot (Boiled with salt) Nutrition Data →

Despite the carbs contents, beetroot has long been known for its health benefits. Adding this vegetable to your menu can help combating common complaints like: anemia, blood pressure issues, constipations, dandruff or goat.

It is said that in order to benefit most from beet’s healthy properties one should drink its juice (freshly made) or eat roasted beets. Note however that drinking red beet juice in Phase II of the Dukan Diet is not the best idea (due to high sugar contents in the juice).

You’ve been warned, now you may discover the amazing blood cleansing power of beets.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3.5 oz / 100 g
Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 27
Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.0g
0%

Saturated Fat 0.0g
0%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg
0%

Sodium 241mg
10%

Total Carbohydrate 5.0g
1%

Dietary Fiber 3.0g
12%

Sugars 1.0g

Protein 3.0g
6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Beetroot leaves (Boiled without salt) Nutrition Data →

Contrary to beet roots, beets’ young green leaves is the essence of goodness in beets. As you can see it contains negligible amounts of sugar and decent amounts of dietary fiber and protein. Beet greens also is an excellent source of enormous amounts of Vitamin A, and a good source of Iron, Calcium and Vitamin C.

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