20 Feb 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!
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!