Beetroot is one of the healthiest vegetables in the world which originates from Europe. Beetroot is high in vitamin C, and A, iron, calcium, folic acid, potassium, manganese, and fiber. Furthermore, it possesses very powerful and anti-carcinogenic properties.
The scientist have specially investigated the pharmacology behind nitrates and how to produce nitric oxide in the body, as well as its effects on the retinal microvasculature including the blood vessels in the eyes.
However, research has been considered by companies such as Pfizer and AstraZeneca, there have been no medications based on the discoveries, which means that there’s nothing convincing yet.
Here’s the top benefits of beets:
- Reduces blood pressure
Beetroot contains nitrates and a gas called nitric oxide. These compounds help widen the arteries, and lowering the blood pressure. In addition, it also prevent the development of colon cancer.
- Regulates your cholesterol levels
It has a high soluble fibers, flavonoids, and betacyanin. These compounds lower the level of bad (LDL) cholesterol in the body and raise the levels of the good (HDL) cholesterol at the same time. Also, this reduces your risk of heart attack, heart disease, and stroke.
- Stimulates digestion
The fiber present in beets will improve your digestion and prevent digestive problems.
- Reduces fatigue
Beetroot contains nitrate that can help you relieve fatigue and protect you from abundant diseases and conditions.
- A natural diuretic
Taking beets everyday will extract liquids and toxins from your body and keep your system clean.
In addition, beetroot also treats Osteoporosis. It contains an ingredient known as mineral silica. It helps the body improve its use of calcium.