Beetroot is a plant which is traditionally used in Europe for preparing salads, and other dishes. Recently, we have also included into our diet as it is health wise very beneficial.
Beets are abundant with phytonutrients otherwise known as betalains. They have potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and detoxification effects. Further on, they have the ability to prevent cancer, birth defects, and heart diseases.
Here below are six incredible reasons to incorporate this amazing vegetable into your diet:
Beets Battle Inflammation– This is the main cause for various diseases and chronic illnesses. The betaine compound protects the body organs from numerous chronic issues. It also protects the proteins, cells, and enzymes from environmental stress, and as well as prevents inflammation.
Beets Detox Liver–This is crucial for the liver’s overall well-being. Namely, the contained nutrients in beets detoxify the body which is packed with antioxidants. Furthermore, the betalains have strong anti-inflammatory qualities that stimulate detoxification, the betaine helps the liver cells to expel toxins, and the pectin clears the eliminated toxins from the liver.
Beets Reduce the Risk of Birth Defects–thanks to the high folate content which is vitamin B that lowers this risk. Moreover, beets are abundant with fiber and vitamin C, also with potassium and manganese thereby supporting proper function of nerves, muscles, liver, pancreas, kidneys, and bones.
4. Beets Prevent Cancer – due to powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Yet, the extract of beetroot has been scientifically proven to decrease the multi-organ tumor formations and it has been particularly effective when breast, prostate, and pancreas cancer is concerned. They are also rich in phytonutrients which provide their red color.
Beets Reduce Blood Pressure–by consuming the beet juice. It will regulate the blood pressure within a couple of hours. According to researchers, a glass of beet juice lowers high blood pressure by approximately 4 to 5 points, as a result of the contained nitrates in beets, which are being converted into nitric oxide in the body. This results in relaxed and dilated blood vessels, thereby the blood pressure is lowered, and the blood flow is improved.
Beets Fight Constipation – thanks to the high fiber content which aid the bowel movement thus greatly assisting in toxins elimination through the intestines. Likewise, the researchers have proven that the contained phytochemical compound betacyanin in beets can prevent and treat colon cancer.
Watch the following video, and see how to prepare this delicious beet juice: