Also known as one of the world’s healthiest foods, vibrantly red beet roots (and their greens) are known to boost brain power, energy and your “mood” all in one. They are quite the nutritional powerhouse veggie high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, folate and essential minerals like potassium and manganese…and they even have more iron than spinach. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite reasons why we love beets and load them up in one of our best-selling cold-pressed juices, Veggie Mix.
Top 5 Benefits of Beets
Natural nitrates in beets are converted into nitric oxide in our bodies which in turn, helps to relax & dilate blood vessels giving us more oxygen, more nutrients and more blood flow. This aids in decreasing blood pressure as well.
Beets have one of the highest sugar content of all vegetables giving you stamina and energy for your workouts. The nitrates we mentioned above may also contribute to the decrease in oxygen usage of low-intensity exercise as well as increase the tolerance to high-intensity exercise.
As we discovered above, beets increase our body’s blood flow due to their nitrates…and not just to your bicep muscles. Deemed nature’s Viagra, beets were actually first used by ancient Romans who used them medicinally as an aphrodisiac.
Beets also contain boron in high amounts, which is directly related to the production of our sex hormones.
Beets contain the antioxidant betaine, which helps protect our cells, proteins and enzymes from environmental stressors and fight inflammation. In addition, research shows that the powerful phytonutrients in beets that give them their deep crimson color may also help to ward off cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
During the detoxification process, unwanted toxins are bound to other molecules so they can be excreted from your body to purify your blood and liver. The betalain pigments in beets helps to support that cleansing process by neutralizing the toxins and making them water-soluble so they can be easily excreted. This is one of the main reasons we include it in our fresh-pressed juice, Veggie Mix.
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