Beetroot is often overlooked in the world of superfoods when compared to other salads and vegetables. However, it shouldn’t be. Beetroot is packed with vitamins and minerals, while being rich in nitrates and betalains.
Here are some of the benefits of drinking beetroot juice.
Helps Control Blood Pressure
Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is very important because the higher your blood pressure is the higher your chances of having health issues are. People who drank 250 milliliters (or about 8.4 ounces) of beetroot juice daily lowered both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
Wide Nutritional Profile
Beetroot juice contains a widespread variety of nutrients that benefit the body. These include: Folate, Vitamin B-6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Copper, Phytochemicals, Betalains and Nitrates. Consuming a good level of these nutrients keeps the body healthy.
Anti Inflammatory Properties
Betalain compounds in beetroot have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which help combat inflammation and aid immunity. It's important for us to consume foods with anti inflammatory properties as it can help reduce risk of heart disease, obesity, inflammatory bowel diseases and arthritis.
Enhancing Athletic Performance
The Nitrates and Betalains contained in beetroot juice have been shown to improve athletic performance. Nitrates have been shown to boost the body’s efficiency during exercise as the nitrates improve blood and oxygen flow. Betalains have also been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxification support. It’s no wonder we’re seeing beetroot juice being used more and more by athletes and recommended by sports nutritionists.
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