Beetroot - What you have to know about beetroot
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According to Ayurveda, beetroot is a vegetable with warming properties, making it an ideal food during the cold winter months.
Its high content of anticarcinogenic substances and carotenoids.
Beetroot is packed with antioxidants, which protect the body from premature aging and help fight many diseases.
Betacyanin is the pigment that gives beetroot its red color. This pigment is absorbed into the blood and increases the ability of blood to carry oxygen by as much as 400%.
Do not throw away the leaves of beetroot. They are rich in beta-carotene, folic acid, chlorophyll, potassium, vitamin C and iron.
Beetroot leaves can be used to make green pulpy juice or prepare it as spinach.
The healing properties of beetroot:
- Raw beetroot is effective against leukemia and many other types of cancer
- Regular consumption of beetroot helps against diseases caused by oxidative stress
- Fibers present in beetroot can reduce blood cholesterol levels by up to 40%. It is known to normalize blood pressure
- Beetroot helps to maintain the elasticity of arteries. Regular consumption of beetroot can help prevent varicose veins
- Amount of iron contained in beetroot is not very high, but its quality is excellent
- Beetroot is especially recommended for pregnant women because of the high content of folic acid. This vitamine can help prevent many diseases in newborns
- Beetroot juice stimulates the liver and gall bladder while also preventing constipation
- This juice combined with carrot juice is an excellent remedy for gout and the illnesses of kidney and gall bladder
- Beetroot can help with many other ailments: headaches, toothaches, dysentery, ischemia, skin problems, menstrual pain and others.
How to consume beetroot?
Beetroot can be eaten in cooked or raw form. The raw beat has greater therapeutic properties, as it loses some valuable nutrients while cooked.
During the winter months a popular choice is eating pickled beets. Raw beetroot can also be grated and added to salad.
If you decide to consume beetroot juice, never start with a large amount. Beetroot juice is so strong that during cleansing you may feel dizzy. This is a normal sign of toxins being eliminated from the body. Drink more water to help the cleansing process and gradually increase the intake of juice.