Beets are highly nutritious and “cardiovascular health” friendly root vegetables. Certain unique pigment antioxidants in the root as well as in its top-greens have been found to offer protection against coronary artery disease and stroke, lower cholesterol levels within the body, and have anti-aging effects.
Beets help your mental health
Beets contain betaine, the same substance that is used in certain treatments of depression. It also contains trytophan, which relaxes the mind and creates a sense of well-being, similar to chocolate. Beets can also lower your blood pressure.
Beets contain an antioxidant known as alpha-lipoic acid, which has been shown to lower glucose levels, increase insulin sensitivity and prevent oxidative stress-induced changes in patients with diabetes. Studies on alpha-lipoic acid have also shown decreases in peripheral neuropathy and/or autonomic neuropathy in diabetics.
Digestion and regularity
Because of its high fiber content, beetroot helps to prevent constipation and promote regularity for a healthy digestive tract.
Lower Your Blood Pressure
Drinking beet juice may help to lower blood pressure in a matter of hours. One study found that drinking one glass of beet juice lowered systolic blood pressure by an average of 4-5 points
Beet:For Skin & Hair
Beet juice gives acne and pimple free skin
Beetroot is rich in skin enhancing nutrients and very effective for oily and acne prone skin.
Drinking beet juice regularly helps prevent acne and
pimples from popping up on the face as beet has anti-inflammatory properties.
For glowing skin:
Beet juice being a rich source of iron, vitamins and minerals can give you healthy and glowing skin. If inner body is healthy, it is sure to reflect on the outside. Drinking a glass of beet juice regularly helps cleanse the body of toxins. It purifies blood, and lead to a healthy glowing skin.
Goodbye dark circles
Stress at work or home, insufficient sleeping hours can lead to dark circles and puffy eyes. Regularly applying beet juice helps lighten up the dark circles and the puffy eyes. You will feel a lot of relief with the soothing agents present in beet juice.
Remove dark lines from neck
Apply Beet juice on ur neck area and massage gently for a few minutes on the neck area .You may freeze the juice in your ice tray and use those ice cubes to massage the neck area.It reduce the dark lines.
Prevents Hair Loss
Beetroot juice is a good source of potassium,which is why ingesting it can prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. Therefore it can help prevent hair loss.
Nutritional breakdown of beet
One cup of raw beets contains
- 58 calories,
- 13 grams of carbohydrate
- 9 grams of sugar
- 4 grams of fiber
- 2 grams of protein.
- 1% of vitamin A
- 2% of calcium,
- 11% of vitamin C
- 6% of iron.
Beet is a rich source of folate and manganese and also contains thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, pantothenic acid, choline, betaine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and selenium.