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Health Benefits of Beetroots

Beetroot provides lot of health benefits. It is very good for boosting immune system and contains many healing properties. Read on to know more about the nutritional properties and health benefits of beetroot.

Beetroot is rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals. It is not commonly used in our daily meals. But when you will come to know about its benefits, you will definitely start using it regularly in your meals.

The taste of beetroot is salty and sweet at the same time. Its roots and leaves are of medicinal values. Beetroot is said to be a natural detoxifier and blood purifier. There are different styles in which this amazing vegetable can be cooked. It is believed that eating raw beetroot daily helps to revitalise the body and stay away from fatigue and tiredness.


Nutritional Properties of Beetroot

Have a quick look at the nutritional properties of beetroot.

Boosts Energy and Immune System – Beetroot has a considerable amount of carbohydrate and natural sugar that helps boost energy and even helps sportspersons to perform better. The vitamins and minerals act as natural immune boosters and they help to fight off infections in a better way.

Strengthens Nerves – Consuming beetroot helps to strengthen the nerves of human body.

Beneficial for Liver – Betaine in beetroots stimulates the function of liver. This even helps the alcohol abuse and helps regulate the acids on the liver as well.

Weight Loss – Beetroot is low in calories and rich in fiber. The essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals in beetroot help a lot in losing the body fat. You can maintain a diet adding beetroot and you can lose weight without feeling low.

Regulates Diabetes – Beetroot also helps in regulating diabetes.

Helps to Cope With Depression – Betaine in beetroot helps you cheer up. This is because it enhances the production of the mood lifter seratonin which is naturally secreted in human body.

Boosts Sexual Health – The mineral Boron present in beetroot juice helps boost human sex hormones naturally.

Improves the Digestion – In olden days beetroot was used to treat digestive disorders. It is said to eradicate constipation.


Healing Properties of Beetroot

Have a quick look at the healing properties of beetroot.

Reduces Blood Pressure – A glass of beetroot juice taken daily helps in keeping the blood pressure level normal.

Reduces Cholesterol Level – Beetroot reduces the cholesterol level reducing the triglyceride and increasing HDL. It contains Betaine and is rich in potassium which helps to reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks.

Helps to Prevent Cataract – The presence of Beta-Carotene helps prevent cataract, which is a kind of eye disorder usually related with age.

Prevents Anemia – Richness in iron helps increase the hemoglobin level in blood and hence even helps cure anemia.

Prevents Osteoporosis – Beetroot is rich in calcium and silica. Hence, it reduces the risk of osteoporosis strengthening the muscular-skeletal health.

Reduces the Risk of Birth Defects – Eating or drinking beetroot juice during pregnancy is recommended. It is said that the Vitamin B folate helps in reducing the risks of birth defects in infants.

Prevents Cancer – Beetroot is high in nitrates that help prevent colon cancer. The cancers that are caused because of the preservatives in food can be prevented by eating raw beetroot in daily diet. Beetroot diet acts as an anti-inflammatory when added to the diet of cancer patients.

Cures Respiratory Problems – Beetroot is believed to help cure asthma. The natural Vitamin C content helps prevent various other respiratory problems too.

Seeing the health benefits, it is good to start adding beetroot to your daily diet. The best thing about beetroots is that it can be cooked in various ways – steamed, pickled, and even eaten raw.

Beet contains oxalates and this can cause body fluid to crystallize. So people who suffer from gall bladder problem or kidney problem should avoid this.

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Name: Alka Parmar
Country: India

So many health benefits of beetroot....I never knew most of them. I only knew that being rich in iron, they are good for anemic people. Thanks for posting this interesting article.
 
Name: laila
Country: India

Beetroot juice is good for health but taking juice, you are discarding the fibre part. It is best to consume as a salad. As for taste you can add chaat masala. I was glad to know the health benefits of beetroots
 
Name: Chinni
Country: India

I do not like the taste of beetroots but my doctor has told me to have daily at least a beetroot as I have anemia. I make the juice and have it.


 

 
 
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