Beets for Health

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Whether juiced raw, cooked, pickled or fermented, beets have a wide range of health benefits. The nutrients they contain fight inflammation, lower blood pressure and help you detoxify. Beets have also been shown to lower your risk for heart failure and stroke, and may even help combat cancer. (Dr Mercola)

Raw beets highly impact cardiovascular health, lowering blood pressure.   Some studies have shown a glass of beet juice can lower systolic blood pressure by more than eight points,  EIGHT  is far more than some blood pressure medications! This effect is due to the naturally-occurring nitrates in beets

Competitive athletes  use beet juice for its nitric oxide-boosting benefits. Research shows raw beets may boost stamina during exercise by as much as 16 percent.

Raw beets boost immune function due to high vitamin C, fibre, potassium and manganese, while the betalin pigments and sulfur-containing amino acids in beets support your body’s Phase 2 detoxification process. Traditionally, beets have been valued for their ability to purify your blood and liver.

Beets may also lower your stroke risk and are an excellent food for pregnant women due to its high B Vitamin folate content.  Folate is essential for many bodily processes, and lack of folate during pregnancy raises the risk of birth defects.

With proven health benefits of Beets, let’s BEET !!

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