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Beetroot Juice Benefits

By Edited May 28, 2015 0 0

Many people wonder what are the beetroot juice benefits. The drink is produced on the basis of beetroots which are healthy, nutritious and can be consumed raw, cooked, boiled or juiced. Beetroot juice is easily absorbed by the organism, has many health benefits and is widely available to buy or prepare at home.

Beetroot Juice Benefits

Main nutrients and their influence on one’s health

Beetroot juice is rich in many microelements and nutrients like vitamins C and B6, foliate, iron, magnesium, potassium and manganese[1164]. It also contains betaine, which is important for cardiovascular health[1165]. As for the nutrients health influence, for example iron is essential in the process of red blood cells production which is really helpful in anemia treatment.

 

Beetroot juice as a guarantee of a healthy cardiovascular system 

Beetroot juice was surveyed to determine its influence on the cardiovascular system control and the blood pressure influence. Latest research has shown that drinking a half liter cup of juice every day helps to lower the blood pressure significantly. The pressure lowering is ongoing even an hour after drinking, and is detectable in the human body even 24 hours after the consumption. So, the ideal amount of daily intake should be 1 (half liter) cup per day[1166]. While drinking it regularly, it is important to remember to keep proper level of carbohydrates in everyday meals, because the amount of them present in the juice is considerably big, with sugar as one of its main sources. Without reducing the carbohydrates intake from other meals it is probable, that one will accumulate additional body fat. 

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Psychical exercises benefits

The survey performed in Exeter University was based on results of a group consisting of 15 cyclists[1167]. All of them drank a half liter of beetroot juice before the training. It was proven, that the juice  have had beneficial results and significantly boosted cyclists performance during the training. The increase was an average of 20 % of their base body performance level. It was possible due to visible reduction in energy used for training purposes, as well as lowering the oxygen usage, that leads the body to be able to maintain psychical effort for a longer period of time. It is advisable to drink the beetroot juice before the training as an energy booster.

 

Liver cleaning abilities

Beetroots and their juice are highly recommended when it comes to both liver cleanse and liver detox[1168]. Drinking beetroot juice helps liver with getting rid of unwanted toxic substances, and the liver is working way better after the proper cleansing. It is really important, taking into consideration the fact, that the liver is the most important organism’s mechanism when it comes to neutralizing unwanted substances.

 

Anti cancer benefits

It was surveyed, that consuming beets and drinking their juice makes it less probable to have various cancer types diagnosed. Tumor cells studies confirmed that those products are highly effective when it comes to reducing the risk of colon, stomach, lung, nerve, breast, prostate and testicular cancers. Risk reduction is now surveyed on a larger scale to fully confirm those findings[1169].

 

Wrap up

To sum up, beets and beetroot juice are easily accessible in many shops, and the juice can be even made at home. During this procedure it is advisable to add other vegetables, like carrots, to neutralize the beet's taste, which is rather strong and can be unpleasant for many people. The homemade beetroot juice shouldn’t be prepared using cooked or steamed beets, because the warmth destroys many of their nutrients. If you are just starting to drink this kind of juice, it is advisable to start from low amounts and after some time, gradually make those proportions bigger and bigger.

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