One veggie that is known to solve several ailments and has been used by alternative medical practitioners for long now, is known as beets. This vegetable has a red colour and is known to contain high amounts of a compound known as anthocyanin which is a very potent anticancer compound that will stop the growth and development of cancerous cells and tumors. This vegetable has a compound known as betaine which is an anti-inflammatory compound that is great for your cardiovascular system.
There are several minerals that makes beets a nutritious veggie indeed, vitamins found in beets include, vitamin C, B12, B2 and B1. Beets also have minerals such as; iodine, copper, phosphorus and iron. It’s minerals make it excellent in the treatment of anaemia, this veggie has been used as an effective detoxifying plant and it will get rid of harmful toxins from your body and even curb the effects of free radicals due to its potent antioxidants. Beets will help to prevent liver related diseases like fatty liver disease. This veggie will boost energy levels when consumed, making it a useful energy boosting superfood to be eaten by people engaged in sports and other activities that require a certain amount of energy.
Beets are also known to help lower bad cholesterol (LDL) levels and raise good cholesterol (HDL) levels, it also regulates blood glucose levels and this is great news for diabetics. It regulates the blood pressure and prevents high blood pressure and hypertension.
Beets can be consumed in the following ways; you can have it consumed raw, cooked, made into juice or baked. However, eating beets raw is the preferred way of consuming the veggie as you get to derive all its nutritional value better. You can also consume the leaves of beets which are rich in potassium that can lower your body’s sodium level and reduce your risk of a cardiovascular condition like stroke and heart attack by as much as 21%. So make eating beets a part of your daily dietary routine today and you will be glad you did.
Source: The Positive Spirit