Traditionally, beets were celebrated for their leaves.
After some time, people started paying more attention to beetroots due to a number
of provided benefits.
For example, beetroots can be used in various forms for cooking.
We can eat them raw, boiled, and baked.
People add beetroots to juice drinks to get many of the benefits of the food.
Learn a number of ways to take advantage of the benefits of beet juice.
Beets are an incredible source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and dietary fiber.
In addition, they are rich in vitamin C, manganese, folate, vitamin B6, betaine, and potassium.
The green portions are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, copper, and calcium.
Raw oxalic acid in beet juice is a good solvent of inorganic calcium deposits.
It’s assumed that inorganic calcium deposits are the main cause of most chronic diseases.
Beet juice relieves many cases of disease related to calcification of the body.
The diseases include arthritis, heart disease, cancer, kidney stones, eye problems, varicose
veins, and arterioscierosis.
Like other inorganic calcium dissolvers, drinking lots of beet juice results in strong detox
When calcium dissolves, heavy metals, toxic chemicals, and viruses are released from the body.
It’s important to start juicing in small amounts (about 1 ounce).
At the same time, boost your immune system by eating a raw food diet and eat products that
usher the toxins out of the body.
Otherwise, toxins can be reabsorbed.
Raw beet greens contain lutein and zeaxanthin.
Science reports that each is very beneficial to the eye (especially the retina).
One of the benefits of beet juice is that you can absorb the carotenoids easily while maintaining
the value – carotenoids are easily destroyed when cooked.
*Improved Blood Flow
A high nitrate food, beets, along with the aid of mouth bacteria, increase the flow of blood
to the brain.
*Reduced Blood Pressure
Beets contain a high amount of nitrates.
Nitrates are responsible for decreased blood pressure.
Research has shown that drinking two glasses of beet juice can reduce blood pressure.
Betaine in beetroot supports the liver and facilitates healthy functioning.
*Threatened Iron Deficiency and Anemia
Red beetroots have high amounts of iron.
Consuming beetroots and drinking beet juice regenerates red blood cells.
Beetroots prevent and treat anemia.
Also, beetroot is known to be a home remedy for menstrual disorders and menopause
Drinking beetroot juice increases muscle strength and power.
Many athletes start to incorporate juice into their daily regimen to achieve better
Beets are an anti-aging remedy.
The contained folate helps fight wrinkles and other skin problems.
Drinking beet juice regularly helps achieve a healthy glow of skin.
Studies reflect that beetroot juice has an anti-tumor effect.
It is known to protect cells and promote the regeneration of new and healthy cells.
*Prevented Birth Defects
The folate and folic acid prevents birth defects.
Pregnant women are advised to consume moderate amounts of beetroot juice to
fulfill needs in those compounds.
Beetroot juice is known for helping with digestive issues and improves the metabolism.
Strong digestive side effects make them a great natural cure for constipation.
Affected Mood and Mental State
Beetroot juice with beet greens contain betaine and tryptophan, which relax the body and mind.
Betaine is sometimes used to treat depression.
Beetroots contain a lot of antioxidants.
They improve the immune system and fight off inflammation.
Important Beet Facts
*Beet juice may cause both your stool and urine to turn red. Beets can also stain
your teeth.Visit McKinley Dental for solutions on how to reverse the effects.
*You only need a bit of juice to get the benefits.
*Slowly increase the amount of juice from 1 ounce to 2.
*Drink the juice raw. The most beneficial substances are lost when cooked.
*Oxalic acid becomes harmful when cooked but beneficial when raw.
*Juice the entire beet – roots and the greens. The greens contain the most of the
healthy minerals and vitamins.
Ways to Enjoy Beets
It’s important to consume beets raw.
The powerful betalain reduces significantly when cooked and the oxalic acid may form
calcium stones when heated.
Drink beet juice, which goes well with carrots, cucumber, and celery.
Peel, grate, and then eat as a salad (Add raisins, grated carrot, and apples.)
Peel, grate, and add purified water, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, stevia or raw
agave (and herbs).
Let the concoction stand for 8 hours or overnight at room temperature.
Now you know the benefits of beet juice along with a variety of ways to enjoy beets.
The next time you see them sitting at the grocery store, don’t pass them by, put place
them in your basket and be on your way to better health!
About the Author:
Dr. Greg Moody, DMD completed his undergraduate work at Middle Tennessee State University in Biology/Chemistry and his dental education at the University of Louisville. Past educational experience also includes a stint in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear electrical engineer serving on the Trident submarine USS Kentucky. He now lives with his wife and three children in Anchorage Alaska.
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