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Friday, January 14, 2011

Beet Juice?

Good old beet juice. Well, its nasty as heck but it has to many benefits to be ignored. As you know I am cutting for a Bodybuilding contest in March. My diet gets the best of me sometimes and I often feel tired and weak. Beet juice helps prevent that. It has many helath benefits and really should be a staple in your diet.

With the abundance of nutrients that it contains, its not surprising that there are a lot of health benefits of beet juice. So, here's a list of the various beet juice benefits.

Blood Cooling and Purification: One of the most well known and important benefits of beet juice is its blood cooling and blood purifying ability. This can be attributed to the rich iron content of beet juice. It is also an indispensable cure for anemia.

Digestion and Digestive Disorders: The benefits of drinking beet juice of healthy digestion can be attributed to the carbohydrates that it contains, in the form of natural sugar. These carbohydrates can be easily digested and the fibers that beet juice contains, aids the process of food digestion. It also aids the treatment and cure of ailments like jaundice, nausea and vomiting, dysentery, hepatitis, constipation, piles and diarrhea.

Cardiovascular Health: A number of research has been conducted to prove how beet juice can benefit cardiovascular health. It was then established that the nitrate contained in beet juice was beneficial in lowering blood pressure in patients suffering from high blood pressure.

Stress: The betalains that beet juice contains are a type of antioxidant that is known to prevent oxidative stress, that is common among people of all ages today. It also prevents heart related disorders and diseases.

Cholesterol: One of the important health benefits of beet juice is its ability to lower bad cholesterol levels and raise good cholesterol levels in the body.

Circulatory Disorders: Beet juice is known to be a good solvent of inorganic calcium deposits in the body. Therefore, it is essential in the prevention of circulatory disorders like varicose veins, hypertension, arteriosclerosis, etc.

Skin Problems: Drinking beet juice regularly can be beneficial in the prevention and cure of skin inflammation, acne, dry skin problems, dandruff and pustules. It also helps eliminate blemishes and promotes healthy skin and hair growth.

Cancer: The betacyanin that beet juice contains helps prevent the formation of cancerous tumors and also detoxifies the body of all harmful toxins. Therefore, beet juice is extremely beneficial in the prevention of cancer and especially colon cancer.

Birth Defects: Beet juice is known to prevent various birth defects in babies because of the B vitamin folate that it contains.

Improves Stamina: Another health benefit of drinking beet juice is increased stamina. This is because the nitrate it contains reduces the oxygen uptake which reduces fatigue and increases stamina. Read more on how to cook beets.

So now that you are aware of the various beet juice benefits, you too can enjoy them by drinking a glass of beet juice everyday. Having beet juice along with other fruit or vegetable juices will enable you to enjoy its additional health benefits. Enjoy a healthy, illness free lifestyle by utilizing the benefits of beet juice!


Here's to a new you!


Matthew Eubanks

2 comments:

Robin said...

wow!! the benefits are amazing.. who knew! I am certainly not cuttong or shredding for a competition, but I love beets!! Definately worth a try.Great info! Thanks!
Robin
http://www.1girlgettinfit.blogspot.com

Body By BB2K said...

It surprised me as well. But I have to admit that it works!

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