Health Benefits of Beetroot







Health Benefits of Beetroot have been enjoyed by many cultures as far back as history takes us.

Beetroot is an "easy to grow" plant and the many minerals and vitamins  contained in the leaves as well as the root can be used to stave off many different diseases including the BIG C.


Beetroot for high Blood Pressure

Beetroot contains nitrate which it absorbs from the soil it was cultivated in.  Nitrate is known to help widen blood vessels, thereby helping with a blood pressure which is higher than it should be

People suffering from Angina use a nitrate drug to help their symptoms.




Cancer -  The Health Benefits of Beetroot

The deep ruby red color of Beetroot is important because it contains Betacyanin which is a powerful anti-oxidant that has shown to possess anti-cancer properties.

Beetroot is also high in fiber (which helps regulate bowel movements) and combined with Betacyanin  is beneficial for treating the colon and can help to stave off colon and stomach cancer.




Beetroot for Stamina

Beetroot is high in nitrate, a compound that the body metabolizes into nitrite when mixed with bacteria in the mouth.

Nitric oxide is known to help regulate muscle contraction, blood flow and the balance of blood sugar and calcium, all of which are important when exercising.

Nitric oxide widens the blood vessels thereby allowing oxygen easier access to the cells, which any athlete will consider a big advantage.




Beetroot for Kidney Stones

Beetroot is a very good detoxifier.

It will help to detox the liver, the gall bladder and the kidneys and folklore says it can even help with preventing kidney stones.




Beetroot for a Healthy Liver

Beetroot contains a bio-active agent called betaine which is helpful for liver complaints especially in the accumulation of fat deposits caused by alcohol abuse.


Alzheimer's - The Health Benefits of Beetroot.

Because beetroot helps to widen the blood vessel, this means it will also help the blood to get through to the brain quicker and maybe  slow down the developement of Alzheimer's and the dimmentia that goes  along with it.


More Health Benefits of Beetroot

  • Because beetroot is a good detoxifier of the the liver, it is also believed to help people who have psoriasis because this ailment is often coupled with congestion in the bowel and liver.

  • And then lastly it is believed to help with the passing of gallstones.   The betaine contained in beetroot causes the muscles around the gallbladder and bile ducts to contract, which helps to move the stones on their way.


Minerals and Vitamins found in Beetroot


Beetroot Juice

Ingredients

3 Scrubbed and quartered Beetroots, stems, leaves and all

2 sticks celery

2 peeled apples

3 springs fresh parsley

1 cup watercress


Push through a juice extractor and drink the juice for a good old fashioned boost of Beetroot.


Famous Beetroot Salad

Ingredients

Grate, cube or slice 3 beetroots together with a grated onion, and mix together with a tablespoon of vinegar.

All these ingredients are beneficial to your health in many ways.




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