Beet Nutrition and Benefits

Beets are a fabulous root vegetable and the benefits of beet juice are plenty. Beets have been used traditionally to heal people.Beet is known to provide a high amount iron, which is the most important to improve your blood pressure.

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Besides, beet is also a cancer fighter vegetable, helps to decrease cardiovascular risk and lower the incidence of metabolic syndrome, a condition which includes high blood sugar, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Beet is rich in calcium, iron and vitamins A and C. Beetroots are an excellent source of fiber, manganese and potassium.

Beet Nutrition Facts: 

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Beet’s Health Benefits: 

Blood pressure

Nitrate is the best source that helps to reduce the risks of having blood pressure. eetroot is a great source of nitrates, which when consumed, is converted to nitrites and a gas called nitric oxides. Both these components help to widen the arteries and lower blood pressure.

Reliefs skin problems

Since beet contains a highly amount of antioxidant, drinking beet juice regularly may be beneficial in the prevention and cure of inflammations including skin inflammation like acne. The juice also helps eliminate blemishes and promotes healthy skin and hair growth.

Reduce “bad” cholesterol

“Beetroot is known to contain large amounts of soluble fibres, flavanoids and betacyanin. Betacyanin is the compound that gives beetroot its purplish-redcolour and is also a powerful antioxidant. It helps reduce the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and does not allow it to deposit on the walls of the artery. This protects the heart from potential heart attacks and stroke reducing the need for medication.”

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Great for pregnant moms, prevents birth defects

Beet is known to provide a large amount of folic acid, which prevents various birth defects in babies. Because it has highly supplement from folic acid, beet is very importance during the pregnancy helps to boost more energy and give fully formation for the unborn babies.

Prevents diabetes

Beet controls sugar cravings since it has has a medium glycaemic index. A medium glycaemic index means that it releases sugars very slowly into the blood. This property helps keep a person’s blood sugar levels low while satiating that sugar craving.

Improve sexual health

Beet is also known as ‘natural Viagra’, one of the first known uses of beets was by the ancient Romans, who used them medicinally as an aphrodisiac. And that’s not just urban legend – science backs it up. Beets contain high amounts of boron, which is directly related to the production of human sex hormones.

Boost brain health

drinking beetroot juice could increase a person’s stamina by 16 percent, because of its nitrate content. Known to increase the oxygen uptake by the body, by balancing oxygen use and increasing stamina.

Beetroot juice is one of the richest dietary sources of antioxidants and naturally occurring nitrates. Nitrates are compounds which improve blood flow throughout the body – including the brain, heart, and muscles. These natural nitrates increase a molecule in the blood vessels called nitric oxide, which helps open up the vessels and allow more oxygen to flow as well as lower blood pressure. 

Improve eyesight

Raw beet greens contain two carotenoids: lutein and zeaxanthin. Science reports them to be extremely beneficial for the eye – especially the retina. One of the benefits of beet juice (raw) is that you can absorb the carotenoids easily while maintaining the value – these carotenoids are easily destroyed when cooked.

Improve liver health

Beetroots have long been used for medicinal purposes, primarily for disorders of the liver as they help to stimulate the liver’s detoxification processes. The plant pigment that gives beetroot its rich, purple-crimson colour is betacyanin; a powerful agent, thought to suppress the development of some types of cancer.

Reduce Cancer Risk

The betacyanin that beet juice contains, helps prevent the formation of cancerous tumors and also detoxifies the body of all harmful toxins. “In a study done at the Howard University, Washington DC, it was found that betacyanin helped slow the growth of tumours by 12.5 percent in patients with breast and prostate cancer. This effect not only helps in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers but it also helps cancer survivors remain cancer-free longer.”

There has been research and success with leukemia, colon, lung and skin, liver, and spleen, breast, prostate and testicular cancer. This seems to be the case, even at a very low dose.

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