Why you Need to Eat More Beets

Detox your Blood & Liver

The betalin pigments in beets help the already broken down toxins attach to other molecules so they can be excreted from your body. That means your blood and liver get purified while you’re out and about.

Boost your stamina

Due to the nitrates turning into nitric oxide, the oxygen cost of low-intensity exercise may be reduced and the tolerance to high-intensity exercise might be enhanced. In plain english? More oxygen, more nutrients, and more energy. Drink beet juice prior to exercise and you will probably be able to exercise for up to 16 percent longer. Dope!

Weight Management.

Beets are naturally sweet. That translates to carbs. But the good kind of carbs. The kind that is packed with phytochemicals and fiber. A cup of cooked beet contains only 60 calories and is full of goodness.

Regulate Blood Pressure.

A single small serving (70 ml) of beetroot juice can reduce resting blood pressure by 2%. That’s a lot for a single serving. The drop may seem small, but on a public health level a reduction like that would equate to a 10% reduction in deaths due to heart disease. Thank you beets.

Beautify your skin

Beet greens are an excellent source of carotenoids, flavonoid anti-oxidants, and vitamin A. Vitamin A  stimulates fibroblasts—the cells responsible for developing tissue that keeps skin firm and healthy—in the deep layers of your skin. Beautiful inside out!

 

 

6 Comments

  • Leiha February 20, 2017 at 7:37 am

    I tried adding beets when I juiced, didn’t like it but I love cooked and pickled beets and beat salads are amazing. Good to know there are health benefits also.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr February 20, 2017 at 11:49 am

      you could also try baking with beets! they go extremely well with chocolate!

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  • Chiara Chimù February 20, 2017 at 9:44 am

    I love Beet but after eating it for a while I get, somehow, fed up of the flavour and feel like I’m not going to eat it again at least for a month!
    But recently I found out that hummus with beet it’s so good that I could seriously eat it everyday… and it’s super healthy too! 😀

    Chiara

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr February 20, 2017 at 11:48 am

      hummus with beets! What a cool idea!

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  • Glenndora March 6, 2017 at 3:14 am

    I find it to very tasty when juiced with carrots, apple and a piece of ginger. Yummo!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr March 6, 2017 at 7:19 am

      very cool idea!

      Reply

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