Juicing Beets: Get to Know the Many Benefits of Beet Juice

many benefits of beet juice

When it comes to your body’s health, beets are beating out the competition. Historically speaking, beets have been a remedy for multiple ailments ranging from blood pressure to cancer. It is a strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant packed full of vitamins and minerals.

Before diving into specific ailments that can be combatted by juicing beets, let’s talk about an antioxidant called betalain.

This is the powerful antioxidant responsible for the beet’s vibrant color. It is also the reason your urine and stool may turn red/purple with increased beet consumption. Betalain contributes to:

  • Liver Health: It protects the liver and bile ducts and stimulates liver cell functionality. Beet fiber increases production of detoxifying enzymes in the liver.
  • Inflammation Reduction: Reducing inflammation in the body helps with a number of health complications from arthritis to heart disease. This includes skin inflammation like acne. Juiced beets promote healthy skin and hair growth and blemish elimination.
  • Clot Reduction: It protects the lining of blood vessels
  • Cholesterol: Betalain reduces oxidized bad cholesterol
  • Cellular Protection: It protects cells from harmful toxins known to trigger tumors

Betalain is just one of the many beneficial compounds found in beets. Juicing beets (both root and greens) yields a powerhouse of feel good nutritional benefits. Let’s take a closer look at some maladies that are preventable by adding juiced beets to your life!

Suffering from Anemia?

Beets are a valuable source of iron. To treat anemia, a combination of the beneficial iron and antioxidants found in beets with vitamin B12 will allow oxygen into the blood and protects from damage.

Get Rid of Calcium Deposits

Inorganic calcium deposits have been theorized to cause many chronic diseases like; kidney stones, arthritis, cancer, heart disease and more. The oxalic acid in beet juice can break down these deposits. It is important to do this in small doses. As the calcium dissolves, many harmful and toxic chemicals can be released from their holding place.

Protect Against Cancer

The betacyanin in beet juice prevents the formation of tumors and removes harmful toxins from the body. So far, there has been success in treating cancers in the prostate, colon, lung, skin, liver, breast, testicular, and spleen.

Improve Vision

Raw beets contain lutein and zeaxanthin. Both of these carotenoids are beneficial for eye health, specifically retinal. These substances are easily damaged when cooked, so it is important to consume the beets raw.

And more…

Beet juice has been reported as a healer of gout. It promotes healthy kidney and gall bladder functionality. Beets reduce bad cholesterol, balance blood pressure, contribute to stomach health and simply taste fantastic. Oh, and did we mention that it also boosts a rosy glow?

More Juicing Tips for Beets

Enjoy beets raw: As previously mentioned, it is best to drink raw beet juice. Cooking beets causes beneficial substances to be lost. This is the same for a lot of produce – most fruits and veggies are best enjoyed raw.

Enjoy beets in moderation: A little goes a long way when it comes to benefitting from raw beet juice. People rarely need more than 2 ounces per week. It is generally best to start at 1 ounce and work your way up.

Enjoy the whole beet: Beets have advantages for everyone! Make sure you are juicing the whole beet (both root and greens). The greens have a higher iron content than spinach and also bring calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and copper to the mix. They are loaded with vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and K. The root presents a significant source of iodine, manganese, potassium, fiber, natural sugars, choline and folate.

Beet juice is a nutritious and sweet beverage with a large quantity of health benefits. The next time you are creating a healthy cocktail of beneficial fruits and vegetables, remember to add some beetroot and greens for that added healthy kick.

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