Beetroot juice for immunity and blood count


HOW A BEETROOT JUCIE IS MADE AND IS IT HEALTHY?

Beetroot is a vegetable known for its characteristic dark red colour and a number of healthy properties. Since ancient times it has been used in food and folk medicine. It is usually used because of its root, but the leaves can be used as well and are equally as healthy, particularly in preparing a popular beetroot juice.

Because it is rich in iron it is highly effective in the treatment of anaemia. It contains proteins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates and vitamins B1, B2, C, and plenty of vitamin B12, which is very rare in plant food. The colour of beetroot comes from anthocyanins, the natural plant pigment for which there is a growing interest especially for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and tumour. Same as the plant the beetroot juice is very healthy, especially if it is made fresh.

Organic beetroot as a cure for cancer

It is best to drink fresh beetroot juice, because by boiling it you destroy most of the healthy substances. The advantages of juices are that their nutrients get more quickly into the organism, faster than the ingredients entered through solid food because they do not have to be digested. Research at Queen Mary University in London in the UK has shown that one glass of juice a day reduces blood pressure, even in people who have not previously drunk any medication.
Since it contains high levels of inorganic nitrate which relaxes and dilates blood vessels, beetroot reduces high blood pressure. Half an hour after drinking beetroot juice, the blood pressure will decrease. Nitrate improves oxygen transport through the blood, so this natural beetroot juice is an excellent choice for athletes and people with respiratory problems and anaemia. Recent studies show that beetroot juice is good for the prevention of serious diseases, such as malignant tumour.

Beetroot is a good source of betaine, which reduces the levels of homocysteine - an amino acid whose high levels can be associated with cardiovascular diseases. It also prevents the aggregation of fat in the liver. Since it enables faster and more efficient utilization of fat, this ingredient of beetroot stimulates the metabolism. Vitamin B12, which can also be found in beetroot, is good in the prevention of cancer. This ingredient is also important for the work of the central nervous system; it improves memory, balance and concentration.

It is safe to drink beetroot juice during pregnancy 

It is rich in folic acid that is vitamin B9, which plays an important role in the formation of red blood cells and preventing anaemia. Domestic beetroot juice is highly recommended during pregnancy, because it plays an important role in the development of the nervous system of the fetus. Folic acid and betaine contained in beetroot reduce homocysteine amino acids whose high levels in the blood can cause a blockage of the blood vessels. It also contains manganese, the lack of which can cause changes in the bones, problems in the metabolism, growth and fertility. Since it contains vitamin B2 it is useful in the prevention of various skin disorders and dermatomes.

In addition to drinking it beetroot juice can also be used for skin and hair care. The syrup of beetroot has proven to be good for hydration, wrinkles prevention and it increases elasticity. As far as hair care is concerned it helps with dandruff and if mixed 50-50 with vinegar, this juice has a beneficial effect on an unpleasant psoriasis. The syrup is applied on all problematic areas. When it comes to consumption the root of this plant is most commonly used but its leaves are also healthy. The leaves are rich in vitamin B9, chlorophyll, beta-carotene, potassium, iron and vitamin C. The leaves can be prepared like spinach or you can make a delicious green pulp juice out of them. 

How to make a carrot, beetroot and lemon juice?

This syrup is a combination of some extremely healthy food and beetroot. It is drunk in the morning, one small teaspoon. For this recipe you will need a blender that can grind completely raw beetroots. The final product should not be diluted with water.

Ingredients: 

-1 kg of beetroot,
-500 g carrots,
-juice of one lemon,
-three oranges,
-two apples,
-800g of honey.

Beetroots, carrots and apples should be peeled first then cut into pieces, and inserted into the blender. Grind them until they are entirely mixed and transformed into a compact pulp. Squeeze the orange and lemon by hand and add them to the prepared pulp. Mix everything with high quality honey and pour into a glass bottle. This amount of syrup will last you for about three weeks.

Beetroot and lemon juice against cholesterol

You will not have to cook beetroot in this recipe as well, because as we said cooking destroys a lot of nutrients. For this healthy beetroot juice, you will also need a blender. 

Ingredients:

-1 beetroot
-1 or 2 lemons
-honey (optional) 

How to make a beetroot syrup? 

Wash and cut the beetroots into cubes and place them into the blender. Peel and cut the lemon as well and insert into the blender. Pour a little water over everything, but not all the way to the top. Grind all the ingredients and filter it into another container. Add honey (as much as you want) and you have made an outstanding beetroot and lemon juice.

Make a beetroot juice in other combinations. 

From a kilo of beetroot you can get about 700 millilitres of beverage. If you do not like the taste you can combine it with apple, carrot, and pineapple juice or squeezed lemon juice and in any of the combinations mentioned you can add as much honey as you want. 

Where to buy beetroot syrup and what is the price

When buying this organic product, always do your research about its origin. The organic beetroot juice 500ml bottle has a price of about 4.5 dollars. Today, it can easily be ordered online, and these are the prices that we encountered. Of course there are cheaper products, but they do not have a certificate that the product is 100 percent organic. 

Our recommendation is to invest in a high quality blender that can grind beetroots completely, and mix it with other high-quality fruits and vegetables. It is believe it or not cheaper than buying juices all the time. 

Here are some more interesting facts about beetroot. 

Due to its excellent effect on the whole organism beetroot juice is recommended to everyone. It is great for children, pregnant and lactating women. Studies have shown that beetroot juice increases stamina during physical strains, and is recommended to athletes. Beetroot does not contain a lot of calories, is rich in carbohydrates and minerals, and it produces a feeling of satiety that lasts for a long time. 

Consumption of beetroot and its juice has no bad effects. Sometimes it happens that it colors the urine and stool, but that is completely harmless. When you stop eating it everything goes back to normal. You can grow beetroots by yourself, and from sowing to harvesting it takes between 60 to 90 days depending on the species. This plant can be sown several times a year, so if you decide to do this you can always have a homemade beetroot juice at your disposal.


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