This bright red color of beetroot juice appeals to both the eyes and tongue. Don’t control the urge. This super food has a lot to add to the health factor as well. Let’s see the amazing health benefits of beetroot juice.
Beetroots contain betalains – this amazing phytonutrient provides antioxidative and anti-inflammatory action. It helps in detoxification too.
Nutrients that contribute to benefits of Beetroot juice :-
1 cup raw beetroot juice contains
|Nutrients||% Daily Value|
|Fibre||15. 2 %|
|Vitamin C||11.1 %|
Benefits of Beetroot Juice on health –
Beetroot juice provides an array of health benefits. It has protective as well as curative function on our health.
Benefits of Beetroot juice on Heart :-
# Protects Heart – The Betain in beetroots performs an overall protective function on the heart. It lowers homocysteine levels. Elevated homocysteine levels are associated with blood vessel inflammation. Besides this, beetroots also lower the CRP (C-reactive protein that damages the arteries)
#Lowers Blood pressure – Queen Mary University of London had published a study in the American Heart Association journal. The findings said that beetroot juice (250 ml) and nitrate tablets instantly lowered blood pressure in a person within 24 hours of consumption. Beetroots contain nitrates which are converted into nitrites by the salivary action, and these nitrites exert a blood pressure lowering effect.
# Reduces the blood cholesterol levels – Beetroot fibre along with its folate helps in reducing the blood triglyceride and blood cholesterol levels. To avail these benefits of beetroot juice, you must avoid straining the juice. Eating whole beetroot is more beneficial to make the most of cholesterol lowering abilities.
Benefits of Beetroot juice on Liver :-
#Helps in treating jaundice – Consumption of beetroot juice is beneficial during an episode of jaundice. It provides the needed fluids and carbs in this condition.
# Protection against liver diseases – Beetroot juice helps in providing protection against diseases of the liver that occur due to fatty deposits in the liver. These deposits can be caused due to alcohol abuse, diabetes, conditions like protein deficiency and obesity.
Benefits of Beetroot juice on Digestion :-
Beetroot juice helps in proper digestion by increasing the secretion of digestive acids and also helps in treating conditions like hypo – chlorhydria. Beetroot is a natural laxative and helps in treating constipation and haemorrhoids.
Benefits of Beetroot juice on cancers :-
The antioxidants in beetroot juice promote the growth of CD8 cells. These cells have an ability of detecting and removing abnormal cells.
Researchers have found that the antioxidant betanin found in beet can lower the rate of growth of tumor cells in the colon, breast nerves, testicles and stomach and lungs. Betanin exerts this action through multiple mechanisms. Further researches are being conducted in this regard. Beet might just turn out to be the next anti-cancer food!
Benefits of Beetroot juice on Bone health :-
Beetroot contains magnesium which is essential for absorption and utilization of calcium. Hence it is beneficial in conditions like osteoporosis. Better utilization also assures that the inorganic calcium will not get deposited in the blood vessels and it hence it can prevent problems like kidney stones, gout, arthritis and atherosclerosis.
Benefits of Beetroot juice on Anaemia :-
Beetroot provides 37 % of the daily requirement of folate and thus helps in conditions like anaemia. It also is rich in iron – 6% of daily requirement) thus helpful in conditions like iron deficiency anaemia. It also helps in the haemoglobin build up.
Benefits of Beetroot juice during Pregnancy :-
Beetroot juice is especially beneficial for expectant mothers. Folate content is high in beetroot which helps in preventing birth defects. Beetroots are rich in iron too – this helps in increasing haemoglobin with the increasing blood volume and hence avoiding anaemia during pregnancy.
Benefits of Beetroot juice on skin :-
The amazing detoxifying abilities in beetroot help in curing skin problems like acne and inflammations. Its overall nutritional value helps in refreshing and nourishing the skin and keeping it hydrated all day long. You can also make a nourishing face pack using beetroot.
Beeturia (red urine ) :-
In rare cases some people observe red urine after consumption of beetroot in any form. While beeturia is not harmful, it is an indicator of problem in the iron metabolism in body. A health check up in relation to iron metabolism is recommended.
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