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The health benefits of beetroot


Growing beetroot in the home garden is a must for people who care of their health seriously.

Beetroot is red, small and carrot-shaped vegetable. It was only developed in the 16th century. It was exposed that beetroot could be transformed into sugar in the 19th century, and straight away became a valued vegetable. Over the years, it became accepted and popular in Central and Eastern Europe as well.

Although bloody red beetroot juice might stain your clothes, it will not stain your health. It is one of the most adaptable vegetables and it is measured to have numerous health benefits.

Fresh beetroot juice with fresh orange or apple juice is very yummy. Beetroot can put in a refreshing touch to a salad, or as an accompaniment to other vegetables. It is also a good way to eat beetroot raw, just peel it and eat. According to medical research, consuming beetroot everyday can help reduce blood pressure. But this is not the single benefit that can be resulted from beetroot.

The motive why beetroot is measured to be healthy is that it contains almost no fat, has a small number of calories, is a rich source of natural sugar, and is a great source of fiber. The high value of beetroot nutrients makes it a priceless food in terms of health benefits it provides and it is in importance used for therapeutic purposes.

Beetroot is also a good source of phosphorus, magnesium, iron and vitamin A, B and C. Here are a number of beetroot benefits for health.

- Liver Health
Beetroot has bioactive agent called betaine, which is important to support liver function. When the liver is working correctly, fats will break down very well. This will help in weight loss and prevent tiredness.

- Cholesterol Buster
Beetroot fiber has been revealed to have cholesterol lowering abilities.

- Antioxidants
Beetroot contains betacyanin, the red pigment that gives beetroot its color. It has great antioxidant properties. Studies have verified that beetroot products used frequently in the diet may offer protection against some oxidative stress-related disorders.

- Cancer Prevention
Beetroot intake can be one of the helpful means to put a stop to lung and skin cancer. Researchers have proved that beetroot juice able to slow down the formation of cancer causing compounds named nitrosamines.

- Cleanser
Beetroot cleanses the kidneys and blood, cleanses toxic wastes to help liver function, supports healthy blood cell formation, and reduces inflammation.

- Digestive System
Beetroot has positive effects on digestive system. It helps in digestive disorders treatment such as jaundice, vomiting and nausea due to diarrhea or dysentery.

Be careful, though you eat sufficient beetroot, you might turn bright red.

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