Beetroot is a unique vegetable thanks to its rich nutrient density and easy cultivation. It contains flavonoids and organic nitrogen, and possesses powerful vasodilatory properties which have led Big Pharma to examine its numerous health benefits. Luckily, you can’t patent a vegetable, which is the reason why beets are free to use as a natural remedy by anyone.
Scientific research on beets
Scientists have been examining the pharmacology behind nitrates and the process behind the production of nitric oxide in the body, as well as its effects on the retinal microvasculature including the blood vessels in the eyes. However, even though the research was handled by companies such as Pfizer and AstraZeneca, there have been no medications based on the discoveries, which means that there’s nothing conclusive yet. Here are the top health benefits of beets:
- Stimulates digestion
Besides detoxifying your body, the fiber present in beets will improve your digestion and prevent digestive problems.
- Regulates your cholesterol levels
Beets will lower the levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol in the body and raise the levels of the good (HDL) cholesterol at the same time.
- Reduces fatigue
The nitrate content of beets can help you relieve fatigue and protect you from many diseases and conditions.
- A natural diuretic
Consuming beets every day will extract liquids and toxins from your body and keep your system clean.
- Reduces blood pressure
Drinking beetroot juice will prevent heart attacks and prevent the development of colon cancer.