Beetroot – Benefits in Health
In recent years, there has been increasing interest in the biological activity of beetroot and its potential effect on health promotion and disease prevention. Join Lady Buddha Kombucha’s Blog to learn more about this superfood, then discover why we chose beetroot as the key ingredient for Gingerbeet Kombucha.
What is beetroot?
Interestingly, with the scientific interest in beetroots for the past few decades, there have been many reports of the Romans using this root as a medicinal remedy.
Beetroot usually has 2 colours: crimson and purple with a ruffled outer black crust. When you cut the bulbs, you will see many concentric circles of different shades of light. It is because of this characteristic colour that since the 19th century, beetroots have been used to give red wine a dark brown colour.
Fact: Beetroot is commonly used in manufacturing as a food colourant called E162
Beetroot is rich in nutrients, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C, in particular, and beet leaves are known for their more iron than spinach (also known as spinach, spinach). Besides, beetroots also contain a lot of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, sodium and iron that promote health.
Beetroot – Health Benefits
With its impressive nutritional values, beetroots bring positive effects in promoting health and preventing diseases
1. Regulate blood pressure
Around the world, high blood pressure has watched the silent killer.
High blood pressure puts more pressure on the heart. This is also the cause of serious cardiovascular complications such as stroke, heart failure, coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction.
Since 2009, many studies have proven that the addition of beetroot to the diet helps manage and improve diseases related to the cardiovascular system (*)
Thanks to the high nitrate content in beetroot, nitric oxide is created.
Nitric oxide has been shown to have a pronounced effect on the expansion of blood vessels to help increase blood flow, bringing oxygen and nutrients into muscle cells, improving blood circulation to each part of the body.
Also thanks to the action of this Nitric oxide that the formation of plaque on the artery wall due to fat and bad cholesterol is minimized, thereby preventing the risk of cardiovascular diseases in the human body.
Many gymers and runners choose beetroot as a powerful assistant, used before and after training. Nitrate helps increase blood flow. So blood and oxygen are circulated well to the muscles, making us train longer, last longer, with higher training efficiency.
2. Beetroot and Liver Health
Thanks to Betacyanin – the pigment that makes beetroot colour, and also a high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory – protects the body against free radicals, eliminates waste and toxins.
It is this same active ingredient that beetroots are dubbed the “alcohol superhero” – by increasing the rate of detoxification in the liver, allowing the body to turn alcohol into a less toxic substance, and can be excreted faster than usual.
3. Help with constipation
Beetroot is rich in fibre, which supports a healthier bowel movement. Adding red amaranth to your diet will help you move waste through the intestines at the best speed.
Beetroot is also a good colon food. Studies have shown that betacyanin, a phytochemical compound found in fruits and vegetables, may help fight colon cancer.
The high iron content in beetroot helps to regenerate and re-stimulate blood cells and supply oxygen to the body. The copper content in beets helps to create more iron for the body. Beetroot is a highly nutritious food for the blood.
Hope that the above article can provide more useful information for readers about the benefits that beetroot brings. What are you waiting for? Add this superfood to the daily menu from today to help improve overall health and cardiovascular health.