Health benefits of beets
Health boosting delicious beets (Beta vulgaris) are very low in calories, with no cholesterol, the second largest source of sugar content of all vegetables, after sugar cane, unique source of phytonutrients, that you may not be getting elsewhere, full of fiber and packed with powerful antioxidants. This powerfood, a good source of vitamins and minerals should be on your plate every day. Vitamin B and iron from beets are especially good for a pregnant women’s.
- Health benefits of beets
You can safely eat beet roots a few times a week and they are going to help you with: high blood pressure, inflammations, blood flow, diabetes, heart disease, dementia, digestion, eye health, constipation, mental health and hormones.
3 Interesting facts about beets1
Sweet beets are edible from the root to the leaf
Often discarded leaves of beetroot are completely edible and taste like spinach. Leaves of baby beets are tender and suitable for salads, and the older ones are distinctly different in flavor and more suitable for cooking. The beetroot stems can be eaten together with the leaves if they are not too fibrous.2
Tasty homemade beetroot wine
Deliciously sweet dessert wine that tastes similar to port can be made from the beets, because they are high in natural sugar, have a sweet earthy flavor and colour that resembles the red grape wine.3
Use beetroot as a pH indicator
You can use juice made of beets instead of litmus paper to test the acidity and alkalinity of solution and to make your own pH scale. If the colour of beetroot juice changes to pink, the solution is acid, and if the colour of beetroot juice changes to yellow, the solution is alkaline.
Control your blood pressure with beet juice
According to the study, you can lower systolic blood pressure and boost oxygen delivery to the heart by adding one glass of beet juice a day to your diet. The beetroot juice can lower hypertension naturally because beets are rich source of nitrate, which the body turns into nitric oxide, a very simple but important molecule that relaxes the smooth muscles in your blood vessels.
Beets fight inflammation in your body
Inflammation is a natural healing process, but sometimes it can become chronic. Fortunately, there is a way to fight chronic inflammation and restore balance naturally. Beets are an excellent source of betaine, an antioxidant that fights against chronic inflammation and gives them their signature color.
Beets are natural aphrodisiac
Long before artificial substances that have been claimed to increase sexual potency, there were natural aphrodisiacs. Beets have historically been considered an aphrodisiac because they have significant levels of boron, a trace mineral that helps promote sexual health.
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Eat beetroot soup to fight iron deficiency anemia
2 cups water
1 teaspoon ginger, grated
1 clove of garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
Put the beets, garlic and onion into water, season with the salt and pepper and let it on heat to boil for about 20 minutes. When cooked, remove onion and garlic and add the ginger. Use it daily to fight iron deficiency.
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