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Beets scientific name is from a latin word Beta vulgaris, which means “common beet”. It is a common raw material used for the production of sugar, a valuable source of sucrose. That’s why most people think that it lacks nutrients for their regular diet.

Lest they not know that Beets are one of the healthiest food in the world. It is a great source of energy, protein, fiber, vitamins like folates, niacin pyridoxine, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin A, C, E & K. It is also rich in sodium, potassium, carotene, betaine and other minerals like calcium, Iron, magnesium, and zinc.

Here are some amazing benefit of Beetroot to your health.

Boosts Energy Level
Never forget to bring beet juice on your next run. Carbohydrate is good for boosting up energy level that enhances stamina. It can make you run 2 more laps than usual. It is a perfect organic energy drink that doesn’t have any side effects.

Strengthens Bones and Teeth
Our body do not produce calcium on its own. That’s why we need to food that are rich in calcium to balance our daily diet. Beets are rich in calcium and some mineral that our bones & teeth needs.

Prevents Wrinkles
Red beets primarily get it’s color betalain antioxidant pigments. Betalain is a kind of antioxidants that can also treat oxidative stress in humans. Beets are also high in folate that fights wrinkles and other skin-aging condition.

Improves Heart Health
A regular drinking of beet juice can reduced the risk of systolic blood pressure. A study showed that it also improves the muscle condition of our body as well as the heart. It prevents any condition of heart failure.

Makes Skin Look Healthy
Beets also have beauty benefits. It can keep skin hydrated and also has Vit. C that is perfect for treating blemishes and uneven skin tone.

Anti-Cancer
Some studies documented that beets have anti-cancer chemicals that fights tumors and leukemia. Its betanin pigments slow down tumor cell growth.

Eases Menstrual Pain
Beets are rich in iron that fills our blood with nutrients. Other phytochemicals from beets helps increases the production of estrogen that balances the hormone during menstrual period.

Treats Constipation
Beet root are rich in fiber. It helps improve digestive regularity and said to be very effective for managing weight. Red beets are good for treating digestive illnesses.

Fights Inflammation
Folate, fiber and betalain are great nutrients to treat inflammation. Antioxidants are also good on decreasing the risk of any damage cells caused by serious illnesses. Beets are one of the top anti-inflammatory food in the world based on many studies.

Lessen the Risk of Birth Defect

It’s important for pregnant woman to take in folic acid for production and maintenance of new cells. Beets are rich in folic acid.

Beets can be eaten in many ways. They can be eaten raw, roasted or smoked. Beets are even delicious in salads and smoothie.

 

About The Author

Cathy spends part of her days wondering how to combine her 2 loves, writing and photography. The rest of her time she spends taking care of her two babies. Sheena, a Labrador retriever & Amanda, a Siberian husky. She’s been an OLEIA user since May.

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