Beet Health Benefits


How can beet help you…..

Beet and blood pressure

A glass of beets juice can prove beneficial by reducing the systolic blood pressure by 4-5 point. This benefit is by the nitrates in beet that in turn gets converted to nitric oxide that helps relax and dilate your blood vessels thus improves blood flow and reduces blood pressure. Thus, consuming vegetables with high nitrates can prove beneficial in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. So, those one’s reading my article and are hypertensive can switch to beetroot.

Resistance increases

While doing your regular workout regime beet juice can prove beneficial. A study has shown that consuming beet juice before exercise has shown to increase the resistance power by 16%. Again, the nitric oxide is the one that has shown this benefit. These nitrates reduces the oxygen cost while doing low intensity exercise and the tolerance level during high intensity exercise. Beets juice has proved such because of its property to improve muscle oxygenation. The people with lack of oxygenation are shown to improve quality of life with this amazing beet nutrition.

Dementia and beetroot

Beets nutrition has proved beneficial in improving dementia by providing oxygenation to the brain. At a certain age the chances of dementia increase as the blood flow to certain areas of brain decrease with age. Beet juice consumption with high nitrates can improve blood flow and oxygenation to the now you can think to include beets for your daily regime.

Combat inflammation

Beetroot, a good source of betaine, that helps protect cells, proteins and enzymes from environmental stress. It fights inflammation, protects internal organs, improves vascular risk factor, enhances performance and prevents chronic diseases. Another is the useful nutrient called choline that helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory. Choline maintains the structure of cellular membranes that helps transmit nerve impulse and helps by absorption of fat and reduces inflammation.

Anticancer effects

The phytonutrients in beet helps to give it color thus helps in the cure of cancer. A study shows that the extracts in beet root has shown to have reduced multi-organ tumor formations in animals and a study also show that it shows good results in treating human, breast and prostate cancer. They also help reduce skin, lung and colon cancer because of its betacyaninis that kills cancer cell growth. Nitrates are used in meat as preservatives converts to nitrosamine compounds that results in cell mutations, beets juice inhibits these compounds and their effects. Adding beets in your diet regime lets you free from cancer for long time.

A bunch of valuable nutrients and fiber

They are mainly known for their immune boosting contents like vitamin C, fiber and minerals such as potassium, manganese that is known for its good effect on bones, liver, kidney and pancreas. beets also have vitamin B folate that is known to reduce the risk of birth defect. Beets are also a good source for lutein\zeaxanthin that are important phytonutrients that play a role in health especially for eye health it is seen that a cup of raw beet has around 275 micrograms of lutein. The roots of yellow beet are a good source of carotenoids.

Also a good detoxifier

Its betalin pigments support phase 2 detoxification that is when broken down toxins are bound to other molecules so that they can be excreted by your body. Since long beets are known to help purify your blood and liver.

Beets and diabetes

An anti-oxidant called alpha-lipoic acid is present in beets that has shown to lower the glucose levels, increase insulin sensitivity and prevent oxidative stress induced changes in patients having diabetes. A research on alpha-lipoic acid has shown a decrease in peripheral neuropathy in diabetics.

Good for athletic

Beet root helps improve muscle oxygenation during exercise showing increased dietary intake that enhances your exercise tolerance level during long term endurance exercise. For the people with cardiovascular, respiratory or metabolic diseases who finds to conduct his daily activities with difficulty those have shown to be improved with beet nutrition.

A reduced birth defect rate

Deficiency of folate can cause a variety of conditions like neural tube defects. Beets juice is  a good source of vitamin folate that has a good effect in development of infants spinal cord. Thus looking at beet juice benefits it should be included in diet of a pregnant lady.

Respiratory problems decline

Vitamic C is always known for its powerful properties like boosting the immune system, its antioxidant property and it also helps body to protect against free radicals. It also stimulates the activity of WBC’s that is the main line for defence against foreign bodies and also viral, bacterial, fungal and protozoan toxins that are responsible for ample of infections and illness. The natural beta-carotene in beet root helps fight lung cancer. Thus the plenty of vitamin C in beets is gooodd to u..!!!

Cataract formation decreases

The presence of beta-carotene that is a form of vitamin A also helps reduce age retated blindness called cataract and also reduces macular degeneration that occurs as age increases. Despite of this vitamin A  is a powerful antioxidant that helps in other activities of the body too.

Helps maintain your capillaries

The flavonoids and vitamin C in beets helps maintain the structure of your capillaries and thus maintaining your blood flow.

Natural sex booster

Boron a content in beet is a natural sex booster as it produces sexual hormones, in that way eating beet increases the pleasure during sex.

Helps reduce the risk of heart stroke

Intake of beets nutrition on a regular basis helps improve your heart health, generally potassium deficiency leads to heart stroke that can be prevented by beet intake as it is rich in potassium. Potassium acts as a vasodilator for blood vessels that helps in blood pressure reduction thus making a healthy heart. Thus including beet as your daily diet regime has many health benefits..!!!

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