Classed as a powerful superfood by today’s nutritional health experts, beetroots are commonly cooked or sliced thin for salads, are also easy to juice.
Beet juice has long been touted as a blood purifier and blood builder because it helps build red blood cells. Ironically, at one point in history, beet greens were eaten but the roots tossed aside or used as animal feed.
This sweet and earthy juice is a plus for anyone looking for an easy and quick health boost. Beets contain a plentiful supply of sodium, potassium, calcium, copper, selenium, zinc, iron and manganese.
The beautiful color of beetroots are a sure indication of the powerful antioxidants they contain. Beetroot juice contains both flavonoids and carotenoids that help destroy free radicals, escort toxins from the body, and promote a sharp mind and strong body.
Beet juice is an excellent source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and folate.
Here are five reasons why you should consider adding beetroot juice to your diet.
Blood Pressure Reduction: Beetroot juice lowers blood pressure within just one hour of drinking and will help maintain a healthy blood pressure if consumed on a regular basis. Beetroot juice has properties to help prevent heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular conditions. Studies show that consuming beet juice not only lowers blood pressure but may also improve physiological response to exercise.
Aging: Oxidative stress hastens inward and outward aging. Beetroot juice is loaded with antioxidants and phenolic compounds that take care of free radical damage. Forget all of the so called “wonder” wrinkle creams, just consume some beet juice daily to maintain your youthful vigor.
Obesity: In the study of holistic treatments for obese people, beetroot juice demonstrated a positive impact on metabolism. Researchers suggest beetroot juice helps promote weight loss as part of an overall healthy diet and lifestyle plan.
Liver Detox: Our livers work hard and regular consumption of beetroot juice helps protect it from oxidative damage and stress. Compounds in beets help the liver detoxify and stimulate liver cell function.
Cancer: When toxins sit around in the body and fester, they often lead to serious health conditions, such as cancer. Research indicates that beetroot juice, consumed on a daily basis, does an excellent job of breaking down and eliminating cancer causing poisons in the body.
Beets increase the body’s production of glutathione, which grabs a hold of toxins in the body and escorts them to the colon for elimination. According to Dr. Sherry Rogers, author of “Detoxify or Die”, glutathione can help remove hundreds of the toxins that we are being bombarded with from our contaminated (inorganic and artificial) food supply.
According to the author of “Cure the Incurable”, Mikhail Tombak, PhD., beet juice helps improve the structure of the blood and can cure ailments of the large intestine, digestive and circulatory systems. Tombak also states that beet juice destroys liver, kidney and bladder stones providing a promising natural treatment to these painful conditions.
Mix it Up
Don’t be afraid to mix your beets with some carrots, ginger, apples and other fruits and veggies daily to maximize the health promoting compounds. Beets mix nicely with any fruits and vegetables.
If you don’t want to clean up your juicer every day, you can use freeze dried beetroot juice powder to make a delicious and nutritious drink.
-The Alternative Daily