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You Should Start Eating More Borscht. Here's Why
By ERICH BARGANIER
Borscht is a classic Eastern European staple that not only tastes great, but it also has a ton of health benefits. This dish contains a few common vegetables, including carrots, onion, red beets, potatoes, white cabbage and garlic, and here’s why you should be eating more borscht.
Per Harvard Health Publishing, root vegetables like potatoes and carrots contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, and high amounts of antioxidants. Beets — which play a major role in the dish — deliver a good amount of iron, manganese, folate, and vitamin B6 in a full serving.
Eating borscht helps control blood pressure, while preventing heart, liver, and stomach diseases, and it contains only a few calories. Borscht is also great for anyone with celiac disease or gluten intolerance as it lacks gluten, and you can even make vegetarian and vegan versions of it.