There’s been a lot of talk lately about the amazing results that eating beets and drinking beet juice have in lowering blood pressure levels and helping with type 2 diabetes. In a study published in journal Hypertension, researchers found that drinking a cup of beet juice each day was associated with a significant fall in blood pressure among people with high blood pressure. Nitrates in beets help to widen blood vessels allowing blood to flow easier. In as little as 4 weeks results can be seen so significantly that there is much effort in developing ways to use this superfood rather than medication.
Beets are also very effective in improving exercise performance through circulating oxygen into muscles and is known to improve tolerance, stamina and slow down the onset of heart disease.
Dieters can also gain from the beets low calorie, no cholesterol or fat benefits. It is loaded with antioxidants and can be associated with the reduction of inflammation.
Anti-Aging benefits due to high levels in folate (vitamin B), helps repair cells, fights wrinkles, diminish blemishes, helps in detoxification, prevents hair loss and adds vitamin A naturally.
Beets fight cancer, dementia, arthritis and cleans the body’s organs and boosts hemoglobin and iron levels.
Erectile Dysfunction is no match for beets since the nitrates in beet roots work the same as Viagra, widening the blood vessels and encouraging good blood flow.
Although beets and beet juice are safe when consumed in moderation, beeturia may occur turning your urine pink or red, it is common and not harmful. It is always best to consult your physician if you are taking medication and would like to incorporate heavy levels of beets into your diet.
Ways to get your beets:
- Salad with all the fixings and Beet cubes
- Smoothie with Fruit, Veggies and Beets added
- Roasted Beets with Sea Salt, Pepper and Olive Oil
- Pickled Beets a tasty solo treat
- Pan fried Beets
- Beet and Feta Burgers
- Beet Lemonade
- Beet and Goat Cheese Basil Pizza
- Sliced Beet Chips with Sea Salt
- Red Velvet Beet Cake