Health Benefits of Beet Juice

Beets are root vegetables with plenty of healthy nutrients. Back in the old days, beets have been used to heal people. Romans used beetroot as a treatment for fever and constipation. They were also useful in binding severe wounds. Betalain is a colored pigment that is a strong antioxidant, fungicidal and a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. Some researches have also indicated that betalain may prove to be effective against cancer. Beetroot belongs to Chenopodiaceae class from the Beta Vulgaris species. This red food is classified as a super food. Its leaves and roots and edible and have many powerful nutrients.

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Health Benefits of Beet Juice

 Skin Problems

Drinking beet juice on a daily basis is beneficial in the prevention and cure of inflammations, including acne. The juice also helps eliminate all sorts of blemishes and is important for healthy skin and hair growth.

Prevents Cancer

The betacyanin that the beet juice contains, helps to prevent any formation of cancerous cells and tumors and at the same time detoxifies the body of those harmful toxins. So it’s a great asset to fight off cancer. There have been studies and successful activities regarding leukemia, colon, lung skin, liver, and testicular cancer.

Birth Defects

100 grams of beet root provides 27% of the RDA for folic acid which is known to prevent birth defects in newborn babies. This juice should be on the list of every pregnant woman.

Eye Health

Raw beet greens contain two carotenoids called lutein and zeaxanthin. These two agents are beneficial for the eye – mostlyfor the retina. One of the benefits of beet juice ( in a raw state) is that one can absorb the carotenoids easily while still maintaining the value – the carotenoids are easily destroyed when cooked.

Anemia

The iron  in combination with the antioxidants found in beet, make this vegetable a priceless source of iron. So beet juice benefits anemia reversal.

Healthy Liver

The betaine is an important agent that beet juice contains. It stimulates the function of liver cells and also protects the liver and bile ducts. Beet fiber increased production of detoxifying enzymes in the liver (SOD, glutathione).

Weight Loose

Due to their richness in fiber and low calories they are used in many diets. A few glasses of beet juice a day can help the metabolism of overweight people and can also be a great treatment for obesity issues.

Stabilizing the high blood pressure

Just one cup of beet juice can reduce one’s high blood levels. Studies have shown that people who drank this type of juice showed a clear reduction of their blood pressure. It also lowers the bad cholesterol and raises the good cholesterol levels.

Digestive Health

Beetroot juice also helps improves the digestive health. Beet juice cleanses the intestines and stimulates their performance and improves peristalsis It even helps people suffering from hypochlorhydria, a condition which increases stomach acidity levels. The fiber content in beet keeps waste materials moving through the small and large intestine at a great rhythm.

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