•Beetroots also contain manganese, which is needed for the formation of interferon, a powerful anti-cancer substance.
•Beetroot is a powerhouse of nutrients that can help purify the blood, and fight cancer, and other diseases.
Science has for many years proved how a dose of beetroot can improve one’s health.
Beetroot is a powerhouse of nutrients that can help purify the blood, and fight cancer, and other diseases, and recently, this superfood has recently been found to provide an energy boost and improve physical performance.
It cleanses the blood
This deep red-stained root vegetable can be a good cleanser and detoxifier of the liver and stomach.
It is rich in antioxidants that help remove toxins in the blood and body.
Beetroots contain manganese, which is needed for the formation of interferon, a powerful anti-cancer substance.
It boosts immunity
Beetroot is rich in a variety of nutrients crucial for immunity.
These nutrients enhance the production of disease-fighting antibodies, that help to stimulate red blood cells and improve the supply of oxygen to cells.
Scientists have recently discovered it is high in nitrates, which are converted naturally in the body to nitric oxide, a molecule that relaxes and widens blood vessels.
This is especially beneficial for people who work out or athletes.
A recent study has revealed that beetroot juice has performance-enhancing properties and enables people to exercise for up to 16 per cent longer.
“As you get older, or if you have conditions which affect your cardiovascular system, the amount of oxygen you can take in to use during exercise drops considerably. This means that, for some people, even walking may not be manageable,” they said.
The study proved that nitrate in beetroot is the key ingredient that causes an increase in performance.
Diabetes and blood pressure management
Nitrates in the juice help lower blood pressure which in turn has an effect on people with type 2 diabetes.
How to use beetroot
Beetroot, just like a carrot is best eaten fresh and raw. But if it is cooked, beetroot still contains many beneficial effects.
Beetroot can be juiced, used in salads or made into a soup.
A mixture of beetroot, carrot, apple and celery juice makes a delicious, detoxifying and energy-provide drink.
Some people cook beetroot like spinach or add them to their rice.