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Four Health Benefits of Beets that will Upgrade Your Well-being

You may have 99 problems, but health problems aren’t one of those. At least not when you have beets to rely on.

Due to their amazing healing properties, the red beet can actually perform many miracles. It is quite literally a life-saver.

Known for its benefits since Ancient times, the red beet contains a combination of many health benefitting nutrients, such as fiber, vitamin A, vitamins B1, B2, B6, vitamin C, sodium, calcium, sulfur, copper, iron, iodine, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and antioxidants.

But how does that help YOU?

Fights Against Anemia

The wide range of vitamins, minerals and active substances in beets, including iron and folic acid – are essential for stimulating the production of red blood cells in the haematogenous bone marrow.

So, in other words, beet help your body form “new” blood, by increasing the number of red blood cells.

And this is highly beneficial for you, since this helps increase your body’s resistance to infections.

So, drink 1 cup of red beet juice daily for three weeks, and the pestering symptoms of anemia that bother you will vanish.

You can use the red beet to alleviate other more serious illnesses, such as leukemia, by consuming at least 200-300 g of red beet daily, raw or cooked.

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Keeps Your Heart Healthy

Did you know that an 8 oz. glass of beet juice can drop your high blood pressure faster than a roller coaster going down?

According to a study conducted by the Queen Mary University, the higher your blood pressure levels, the more significant the drop.

In addition, the high levels of potassium in beetroots helps strengthen your heart muscle. As good as spinach was for Popeye .

Plus, it also helps lower your high cholesterol and helps you heal from gout.

Researchers strongly believe that if people all around the world were to consume beet in any form, we would be able to reduce the worldwide deaths triggered by heart diseases by at least 10%.

On a global scale, that means that more than 950,000 could be saved from a heart-disease induced death.

So make a habit out of drinking a glass of beet juice every day until your doctor sees our blood pressure optimized.

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Battles & Prevents Cancer

The betacianine, the substance that gives beet its strong hue of red, is in fact a powerful antioxidant that holds extremely powerful cancer prevention properties.

Research conducted by The Howard University proved that the betacianine, actually slowed down tumor progression in prostate and breast cancer by 12.5%.

I believe that’s much more than any med can accomplish.

And on the other bright side?

It does so without inflicting your body with any side effects.

The only “side effect” or better yet, change that you’d experience upon consuming beet juice would be your urine turning reddish.

But, I can assure that this is not a cause for concern.

This happens because beets are rich in oxalates (a substance which can be found in all the plants that we consume and which the human body is not capable of metabolizing).

So that’s why we usually eliminate them through urine.

However, I do need to make just one statement: those who already suffer from kidney stones or sand in the kidney, should not consume too many beets at once, given that the oxalates in their composition can favor the formation of kidney stones.

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Stimulates Your Brain

I would say that this is getting really interesting, but the truth is that the beet is a remarkable and miraculous food in itself.

And all of its properties are equally mind-blowing and amazing.

But still, get this:

A study ran by scientists at the Wake Forest University highlights the fact that red beets can also prevent the progression of dementia.

This is possible due to the nitric oxide that increases blood flow to the brain.

The high level of folic acid of 2-3 large beets – which is about 75% of the recommended daily dosage (RDD) – plays an important role in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.

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So how do you like beet now?

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To your health!

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