“Winter” Vegetables – Beetroot

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Bleeding BeetrootPhoto by erix!
Beetroot is unique due to its high content of anti-cancer agents and carotenoids. This vegetable is also an excellent source of folic acid. Beetroot is full of antioxidants, which protect the body from premature aging and help fight many diseases. Betacyanin is pigment, which gives beetroot its red color. This pigment is absorbed into the blood and he increases the ability of the blood to carry oxygen, up to 400%.
The healing properties of beetroot:
Beetroot is a traditional cure for leukemia. These vegetables contain amino acid betaine, which has anti-cancer properties. Treatment with beetroot, which includes a daily intake of beetroot juice or grated raw beetroot, has a positive effect on leukemia and many other types of cancer. Regularly drinking of beetroot juice helps against diseases caused by oxidative stress. The fibers, which beetroot contains, can reduce cholesterol levels by up to 40%. It is known that beetroot juice normalizes blood pressure cycle. Beetroot helps maintain the elasticity of arteries. Regularly drinking of beetroot juice can help prevent varicose veins. Although the amount of iron, which beetroot contains, is not very high, its quality is excellent. Iron from red beet is a powerful tool for cleaning out the system and build blood. Therefore the beetroot is effective in the treatment of many diseases caused by toxins. Beetroot is especially recommended for pregnant women because of its high content of folic acid. Folic acid can help in prevention of many diseases in newborns. Beetroot juice stimulates the liver and gall bladder and prevents constipation. Beet juice combined with carrot juice is an excellent remedy for gout, kidney and gall bladder. It is known that the beetroot can help with many other diseases: headache, toothache, dysentery, ischemia, skin problems, menstrual pain and so on.
How to eat beetroot?
Beetroot can be consumed in cooked or raw form. During the cooking beetroot unfortunately loses some valuable ingredients, and because of that raw beetroot has the largest therapeutic properties. During the winter months the most popular is sour beetroot. You can also grate raw beetroot and add to your favorite salad, or mix in the blender and consume like the juice.


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