Beetroot is a root vegetable, member of the same family as chard and spinach. In fact, this miracle food is abundant in chlorophyll and nutrients that are powerful cleansers and builders of the blood.
Moreover, beets are rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, copper, and even richer in iron than spinach. Actually, its iron is one of the highest quality and makes it great for blood-building. In fact, studies have shown that beets can dramatically reduce high blood pressure in just a few hours after its consumption.
Moreover, beets are loaded with vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and C, as well as iodine, manganese, choline, folate, organic sodium, potassium, fiber, and carbohydrates in the form of natural digestible sugars.
Here are the exceptional benefits of beetroot:
- The regular consumption of beet juice prevents varicose veins and promotes the elasticity of arteries.
- Beetroot juice improves blood flow and energizes the body.
- If you want to naturally treat gallbladder and kidney issues mix beetroot juice and carrot juice.
- The nitrates in beets lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes.
- Beets also prevent food poisoning, diarrhea, hepatitis, jaundice, and vomiting.
- Drink a mixture of beet juice and honey and consume it 2-3 times on a weekly basis, to treat gastric ulcers. Drink on empty stomach.
- Drinking beet juice may help lessen symptoms of heart failure, and prevent arteries from hardening.
- It is rich in cellulose relieves constipation and eases bowel movements.
- Choline in beetroots detoxifies the liver.
- The folate, fiber, and betalains are powerful cleansers that fight inflammation.
- Boiling beets in water and massaging the water into your scalp each night can be a great cure for dandruff.
You can eat beets raw, cooked, or roasted. When eaten raw, beets are firm, crunchy, and mildly sweet-tasting. They can be used to make beets juice or added to smoothies and salads.
In order to maximize the nutritional value and prevent oxidation of your beets, you can cook them slightly. Remember that high heat destroys their nutrients, so do not overheat them.
The healthiest way to cook beets and get as many nutrients as possible is to steam them for about 20 minutes which slowly cooks and softens them.