15 Benefits Of Eating Beetroot

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The red colored beetroot is well known among population. Everyone knows how healthy it is. It contains potassium, magnesium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, carbohydrates, proteins, anti-oxidants, folic acid, and fiber in it.

15 Benefits Of Eating Beetroot

Do you know that the juice have more benefits than the cooked beetroot? Many may dislike beets but it’s a great source of iron and can do many good things for your health. It is considered as a super food. So let’s check the health benefits of beetroot today.

Nutrition Values:

Beetroot juice contains various minerals, amino acids, anti-oxidants, vitamins, etc.

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Health Benefits:

 

1. Controls Blood Pressure:

Beetroot is rich in nitrates which when comes in contact with tongue, forms nitrites and nitric oxide. These two components widen the arteries and lower the blood pressure. Just 500g of beetroot a day can reduce the blood pressure in 6 hours. Moreover the higher the blood pressure the greater the drop rate. Isn’t it great!

2. For Pregnant Women:

Beetroot gives extra energy during pregnancy. The rich content of folic acid in it helps in the formation of spinal cord of the child in the mother’s womb.

3. Diabetes:

Beetroots contain sugars which are fat free, low in calories, and has medium glycemic index. This index means that it releases sugar slowly into the blood. So this keeps in maintaining low sugar levels in blood.

4. Prevents the formation of Plaque and Bad Cholesterol:

Soluble fibers, flavonoids, betacyanin are present in quantity in beetroots. Betacyanin  is the one due to which we see the dark red color. This reduces the LDL or the bad cholesterol and doesn’t let it deposit in the arteries thus preventing plaque.

5. Cures Anemia:

Iron present in beetroots helps in the formation of haemaglutinin, which transports the oxygen and nutrients to the different parts of the body.

6. Prevents Osteoporosis:

Silica helps in the absorption of calcium by the body. This is present in beetroot due to which it can prevent bone problems or diseases like osteoporosis.

7. Boosts Energy:

The nitrate content in beetroots helps to dilate the arteries due to which oxygen transports easily to various body part giving the person energy. It also contains iron in high quantity which also could be the reason of increasing energy. So, just a glass of this juice at the end of the tiring day can boost your energy.

8. Prevents Cancer:

It prevents cancer cells or the tumors growth in the body. Betacyanin in beetroots reduces the growth of  the cells up to 12.5% in cancer patients especially breast and prostate cancer patients.

9. Improves Brain Power:

As discussed above, beets help in boosting energy by supplying oxygen and nutrients. The same way, it helps in boosting brain power and improves its functioning.

10. Healthy Stomach:

The high soluble fiber content present in the beets helps to clean up the colon and the stomach regulating the bowel movement.

11. Slows the Process of Dementia and Alzheimer’s:

The nitrates in beets help fight against Dementia and also Alzheimer’s slowing down the progress. The nitric oxide in the blood increases the blood flow to the brain which improves its functioning.

12. Ageing:

Antioxidants in the beetroots prevents cell damage and DNA damage and removes damaged and ageing free radicals from the body due to which ageing slows down.

13. Digestion:

It improves the digestion and regulates the metabolism. It also balances the acidity in the stomach in  people with low acid levels n their stomachs.

14. Detoxification of Lever:

Beet juice can detoxify the liver and stimulation of its function. It also improves liver, kidney, and bladder functioning by protecting the liver and bile ducts.

15. Healthy Hair:

People believe that the carotenoids in the beets improve the quality, thickness and shining of the hair and also fights dandruff though it is not clinically proved. However it is clinically proved that it improves blood circulation due to which the hair growth may be possible. Silica present n it may also support that it improves the shining of the hair and it’s health.

Side Effects:

If eaten too much of beetroots, the urine may turn to pink color which is usually mistaken as blood while it’s not.

Beetroot contains oxalates which should be cut down from the diet when kidney stones are formed due to the building up of calcium as stones in the kidneys. Just a glass of beetroot juice a day s more than enough to give you all the benefits listed above like the  very common blood pressure, diabetes, energy, digestion etc. Remember that juice has more benefits than the cooked. So it is easy to drink it. If you can’t make it at home, try to invest on the juice available in the market directly.

Do you find enough reasons for Eating Beetroot after knowing its 15 Benefits ?

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16 COMMENTS

  1. iam suffering from iron deficiency anameia from my child hood, doctor suggested me beetroots instead of medicine, daily i used to drink 2 glasses of juice contains beetroot along with some carrot, in 6 mnths hemoglobin percentage increased from 8 to 10 gm. But i hate beetroots 🙁

    • Sravanthi, mine is the same case as yours. I also don’t like the taste of beetroot , but I need it , so dont have any option. Try having 1 pomegranate a day, that will also keep your HB up.

      • Substitute jaggery instead of sugar. My mom had to undergo hysterectomy and her iron was very low. Doc gave her medicines and asked her to come in 15 days. Instead of taking the medicines she was asked by a friendly nurse to substitute sugar in her diet with plain old jaggery. She did it and within 7 days her HB went up and she could have the surgery. Since her success story, I use jaggery and now my HB is always high.

  2. taru..- i have a recipe. in a chopper take beetroot,capsicum carrot baby corn paneer n sprouts if u wish.. chop finesly together- use as sandwich filling or as omelette stuffing.. tastes wow!

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