I remember from my childhood eating many different beet dishes that tasted really amazing but noone knew that time that eating too much cooked beets can be dangerous for health! Now I decided to bring the beet again on the table and check its nutritional value, potential health benefits and eventual threats. One is sure for now - drinking raw juice is beneficial for health and I'm gonna follow this path by slowly implementing beet juice to my diet. Let's deal with the beet!
✔️Beet root contains a color pigment called betalain. This is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, fungicidal and aid in detoxification substance. There is research that indicates that betalain may exhibit anti-cancer activity.
✔️The powerful betalain reduces significantly when cooked and the oxalic acid may form calcium stones when heated.
✔️Beets have great nutritional content, including vitamins, minerals, and organic compounds like carotenoids, lutein/zeaxanthin, glycine, betaine, dietary fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus, while also being a source of beneficial flavonoids called anthocyanins.
✔️Beet juice relieves many cases of disease related to calcification in the body, like: arthritis, heart disease, cancer, kidney stones, eye problems, varicose veins, arteriosclerosis.
✔️Beet juice is reported to be excellent in healing gout, kidney and gall bladder. It lowers homocysteine, improves production of stomach acid, reduce serum cholesterol and normalize blood pressure.
✔️Beet may relief skin problems, prevent birth defects, improve eye and liver health, prevents anemia.
✔️ Beets boosts exercise performance. Athletes in particular, listen up! Because of the high concentration of nitrates, beet juice can also have a positive effect on your body during exercise, by boosting your stamina to help you exercise for longer. The body’s conversion of nitrates intro nitric acid is an extremely important tool for the heart muscle. The blood vessels expand through the absorption of nitric acid, which consequently leads to a better blood flow, and a better absorption of oxygen.
✔️Because of its strong detox symptoms start with drinking small beet juice amounts and at the same time, boost your immune system by eating a raw food diet rich in enzymes and super foods.
That's all for today. I hope that this atrticle has inspired you to search for more beet facts. I will bring on more health facts about this interesting root in the coming week.
Enjoy your weekend all!
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Alicja, founder Naturalbox