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Health Benefits of Drinking Beetroot Juice

Posted April 2nd, 2013

 

Best Vegetable JuicerBeets are abundant in the month of April and juicing beetroot with a juice extractor and drinking a glass of beetroot juice a day is one of the best healthy routines to adopt. Most people do not know that beetroot juice has abundant health benefits that support coronary health, rich in folic acid, contains anti-cancer and anti-oxidant properties. According to American Heart Association, one out of three adults in America suffers from high blood pressure; this is a serious health concern for all. Many studies have also shown that one glass of beetroot juice on a regular basis can help overcome blood pressure problems.

Betaine, an antioxidant found in beet root helps to stop the oxidation of LDL (Low-Density Lipoproteins) cholesterol which can build plaque in the blood vessels. The cells in our body are protected from toxins with the decline of oxidized LDL cholesterol.

Scientific research has also shown that beetroot juice contains Betalain which is full of anti-cancer properties.

The many nutrients found in beetroot juice such as calcium, Vitamins A and C, iron, folic acid, fiber, potassium and manganese makes it able to fight diseases and assist the body to transport and utilize fats appropriately.

Many people may not be used to the strong flavor of beetroot juice; to make the juice palatable, carrots, lemons, apples can be added to the juice.

Here is a simple beetroot recipe to jumpstart your day.

Ingredients
1 beet
1 large carrot or 2 medium carrots
1/2 a green apple
1/2 cucumber
3 celery stalks
1 small piece of ginger

Run all ingredients through your juicer and enjoy.

 

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