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Though this versatile vegetable can be eaten raw, cooked or pickled, it’s easy to incorporate beetroot in your life as a juice. Here are eight reasons you should start drinking beetroot juice today:
If your haemoglobin count is low, your doctor and countless others would have already suggested adding beetroot to your diet. Beetroots contain almost all vitamins and minerals one requires but are also quite modest in terms of calories. They are a good source of potassium and folates. They also contain nitrates,
TIP:Start small, increase your intake slowly. Beetroot juice can prove to be quite strong and the digestive system may need some time to get used to it.
Better Heart Health
Consumption of beetroot juice regularly can contribute to better cardiovascular or heart health. The nitrates in beets turn into nitrate oxides that dilate blood vessels, which results in the blood pressure dropping, taking care of one of the leading reasons for heart failures, attacks and strokes.
Works Wonders for Brain Health
The nitrates present in beets support blood flow helping combat the natural effects of ageing and also brain health. They are also rich in iron, which further helps to curb anaemia and even dementia. Certain studies also point to improved performance of the frontal lobe, the part of the brain responsible for cognitive thinking, behaviour and memory.
TIP: Other ingredients, vegetables or fruits (such as berries) that support brain function can also be added to beetroot juice if that is the primary concern.
Has Anti-Cancer Properties
The betalains, which are antioxidants present in beetroots, are thought to be free radical scavengers, which help locate and destroy unstable cells within the body. Though the research on the subject is fairly limited, it’s also quite promising. With its antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, along with the nutritional content, beetroots can prove to be a vital aid to prevent or combat cancer.
TIP: Excess juice has proved to be counter-productive
Detox For The Liver And Stomach
Beetroot juice can prove to be a potent cleanser or detoxifier for both the liver and the stomach. The antioxidants in beets can significantly cut down the toxins already present in the liver and can even help prevent further accumulation of the same. It can relieve or prevent constipation and support digestion.
TIP: A glass of beetroot juice is also a great home remedy for an upset stomach.
Improves Exercise Stamina
Since consumption of beetroots can increase blood flow and oxygen, beetroot juice can make one feel more active and energised. For the same reason, it is often considered a great pre-workout drink, which increases the flow of oxygen to the muscles preparing them for the stress ahead.
TIP: Beetroot juice is a good wake-up drink.
Helps Maintain Healthy Weight
Beetroot juice has a lot of nutrition with practically no calories and can help you maintain healthy body weight. Along with reducing deficiencies, making your body more receptive to weight loss, it improves digestive function, which can improve nutrient absorption and may even counter fat accumulation
TIP:Prepare for a change in the colour of their urine or stools.
Gives You Glowing Skin
Vitamin C and B in beetroots can help clear blemishes along with uneven skin tones and even counter the effects of ageing. Beets also act as natural blood purifiers and can help combat acne, making your skin appear healthier and glowing.
TIP:Consume juice consistently for best results
Avoid beetroot juice if…
- You have low blood pressure or kidney stones
- Have sensitive digestion
- Unstable blood sugar