The Benefits of Beets

The Benefits of Beets

You know the old rhyme about beets: ‘Beets, beets, the magical fruit, the more you eat, the more you toot’.

…Wait, that’s beans.

Well, there’s still some truth to that statement…besides beets being a fruit, and the flatulence properties. They are magical for the body however, with the sweet-root veggie acting as a premium source of minerals and essential vitamins.

These are some of the biggest benefits of beets towards beauty and health:

Decreasing Blood Pressure


Arguably the most important health benefit of beets is the improved blood flow throughout our bodies.

Beet juices can lower blood pressure, as it reduces systolic pressure in the blood due to the natural nitrate content in beets. Nitrates inject nitric oxide to the body, dilating and relaxing blood vessels.

Research suggests just one glass of beet juice can reduce blood pressure by 4-5 points alone.

Reducing Inflammation

Beets limit inflammation thanks to their rich source of betaine, which protects proteins, cells and enzymes from the stresses of daily life.

To get the most out of beets’ anti-inflammatory properties, combine beets with ginger juice. It’ll enhance the beets’ anti-inflammatory power, while keeping your digestive system protected from infection.

Related: Why Beet Juice is the Future of Dental Care

Beet Greens Benefits

Amazingly, the healthiest part of a beet isn’t even the veggie itself, but the leafy green tops.

Beet greens are an exhaustive source of essential nutrients for your bodies such as protein, fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamin A, C, B6, calcium, and iron.

Plus, the high iron content in beet greens is ideal in boosting bone strength and the immune system; the overall nutrition helps ward off chronic diseases, too.

So, don’t throw the beet greens away! Add them to your vegetable juice, or sneak them in a salad for maximum beet value.

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