You wouldn’t believe the purple vegetable, Beetroot, that most people have a love-hate relationship with, has risen to super-food mode. One cup of raw beets contain: 58 calories, 2 grams of protein, 2% calcium, provides 6% iron, 13 grams of carbohydrates and 11% of vitamin c. Beetroot get their rich color from betalaines. According to a study by Fernando Gandia-Herrero, betalaines are water-soluble nitrogen pigment that have chemo-preventive abilities against some cancer cell lines. It also helps destroy unstable cells in the body. Here are some benefits Beetroot juice:
Beetroot juice may help lower blood pressure. 8 ounces of beetroot juice has proven to lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
Beetroot is high source of folate. Folate is vitamin b that helps prevent neural tube defects such as spinal bifida and anencephaly.
Drinking this reddish purple juice increases exercise stamina. It contains nitrates that turn nitric oxide and reduce the oxygen cost of low intensity exercise while increasing tolerance to high intensity workout.
Straight raw beetroot juice is low in calories and has virtually no fat.
It remarkable that it also protects the skin from premature ageing.
Potentially slows process of dementia.
Supports the liver. Beets contain betaine that prevent and reduce fatty acids in the liver. They also help protect the liver from toxins.
Beets stimulate your intestines and breakdown food which help with digestion.
Can improve sexual performance. Research has shown that beets are a good source of mineral boron that is linked directly to production of sex hormones.
The betaine in beets is a powerful nutrient that protects cells, proteins and enzymes from environmental stress. Reduces inflammation, protects internal organs and reduces vascular risk factors.