HEALTH BENEFITS OF BEETROOT JUICE
Health benefits of beetroot juice can never be overemphasized.
We shall look at some important health benefits of beetroot juice among its numerous health benefits in this article.
Start off your day with a glass of Beetroot juice, blended together with carrot, apple and ginger, then squeeze in lemon juice.
Beetroot is a red or dark brown root vegetable that looks like pototoes or cocoyam and it is sold mostly where salad vegetables are sold.
It can be juiced raw with other fruits or vegetables or added to salads.
10 BENEFITS OF BEETROOTS JUICE
1. Super effective for detoxification.
2. Reduce sugar level.
3. Helps lower blood pressure.
4. Supports weight loss.
5. Strengthens the heart.
6. Boost energy and stamina.
7. Helps Improve Digestion.
8. It fights inflammation.
9. Protects from cancer.
10. Helps with sexual performance.
Do you love beetroot?.. Do you juice or cook it or use in salad?
I love its deep red and purple colour which comes from the belatanin pigments.
Juicing beets is a superior way to enjoy them because cooking beets reduces their nutritional value.
Research shows drinking beetroot juice benefits your health in many ways
1. Helps lower blood pressure
Drinking beet root juice daily lowers both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
Nitrates, compounds in beet juice that convert into nitric oxide in the blood and help widen and relax blood vessels, are thought to be the cause.
2. Improves energy and exercise stamina Drinking beet juice increases plasma nitrate levels and boosts physical performance
3. May improve muscle power in people with heart failure and the nitrates in beetroot increases blood flow to the brain thus can slow the progression of dementia thus helps slow cognitive decline.
4. Helps you maintain a healthy weight
Straight beet juice is low in calories and has virtually no fat. It’s a great option for your morning smoothie. It’ll give you a nutrient and energy boost as you start your day.
5. May prevent cancer
Beets get their rich color from betalains, which are water-soluble antioxidants.
Betalains are free radical scavengers that have chemo-preventive abilities against some cancer cell lines.
6. Good source of potassium
Drinking Beet juice supplies optimum potassium levels which helps nerves and muscles function properly.
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If potassium levels get too low, fatigue, weakness, and muscle cramps can occur and may lead to life threatening abnormal heart rhythms.
7. Good source of other minerals which boosts immune system and healthy bones and teeth. They include
iron, magnesium, manganese, sodium, zinc, copper, selenium.
8. Suitable for pregnancy
It is a good source of folate which helps prevent neural tube defects.
If you’re of childbearing age, adding beet juice to your diet can help you get the daily recommended dose of folate.
9. Supports your liver
Beetroot contains the antioxidant betaine which potentially helps prevent or reduce fatty deposits in the liver. Betaine may also help protect your liver from toxins.
10. May reduce cholesterol
If you have high cholesterol, add beet juice to your diet. It helps lower total cholesterol and triglycerides and increased HDL, or “good,” cholesterol. It also reduced oxidative stress on the liver
You can add other fruits and vegetables like apples, cucumbers, carrots, ginger to your taste.
Drink beetjuice ….Drink life…