Some Jains eat vegetables like potato and beetroot so this dish has been included in the Jain friendly category. Beets are low in calories and packed with essential vitamins, minerals and fiber. They contain nitrates that are beneficial for improving energy levels and athletes usually have them 2–3 hours before it’s time to train or compete. The fiber in them helps in improving digestion and reducing the risk of a number of chronic health conditions. They are best had raw but are beneficial even if cooked. The best is that they are a treat for the eyes.