1. Birth defects:
The horticulturists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison found that beets are among the foods with the highest folic acidic content. Including beetroot might help in the nervous system development of babies and could minimize the risks of birth anomalies such as spina bifidai.
The book Superfoods for pregnancy by Susannah Marriott says that beetroot is known to have antioxidant properties that could boost the immune system. Pregnant women require high immunity levels to steer clear of various ailments and infections.