Beetroot is known to all of us. It is eaten as raw and cooked, both forms. Today we will be telling you 5 benefits of beetroot which will change your life.
Beetroots are the edible root part of the beet plant. It is an herbaceous plant that has colorful leaves attached to the crimson colored fruit. It has very pungent, earthy and heavy taste.
Botanical classification of Beetroot:
Beetroot belongs to kingdom plantae and ‘Amaranthaceae’ family. The binomial name of beetroot is “Beta vulgaris” which is a Latin originated word.
Beetroot smells irony as it has rich content of iron and magnesium in it. Not only its root part but its stem and leaves both are highly nutritious. The leaves are used to treat a wide variety of diseases. Because of its colorful texture, the leaves are also used for decorative purposes itself.
How beetroot is used?
It is eaten raw as a salad ingredient, juice, pickles, vegetable for cooking and many more. It can also be used as a natural skin treatment. Leaves and tender steam are also used as fodder for cattle. Beetroots can be used and eaten through various ways.
Although, beetroots are of many colors with their respective tastes; white, purple, yellow, orange are some of the colors of beetroots.
Where it grows?
This very fruit needs marshy, damp and muddy soil for the proper growth. Beetroots are the fruit as well as veggie with immense health benefits in it.
Now we shall be talking about the health benefits of Beetroot.
Health Benefits of Beetroot:
Good cure for kidney stones and renal disorders-
Beetroots are the rich source of folate, copper, chlorine, antioxidants, flavonoids, carotenoids, potassium and so on. All these contribute to healthy metabolism thus dissolves the kidney stones and keeps your renal system fit.
Calcium depositions in kidneys are regarded as the major reason for the kidney stones and renal problem. Folate and copper present in beetroot emulsifies the deposition of salts and keeps your renal parts health.
It also detoxifies your kidney that flushes out all the toxins present in it. One should consume 25 grams of beetroots daily for be prevented from ailments
Aids in weight loss-
A glass of beetroot juice daily gifts you a healthy and slim body. As it is very low in calories hence a very good dietary supplement for those in dieting.
Beetroots are the rich source of Vitamin B6, A, K, C, iron, copper, manganese, dietary fibers, antioxidants, flavonoids and many more. These all contributes toward a good health.
Not only this, folate present in beetroots directly increases the production of Red Blood Corpuscles (RBCs) and boost the hemoglobin content in blood that prevents the risk of anemia .
Beetroots contain zero cholesterol that aids in your cardiovascular system and keeps your metabolism fit.
Fights cancer cells-
Today cancer is one of the most critical issues in human society. It is a very fatal and life threatening disease. In a new survey done, it has been proved that beetroots are capable for fighting carcinogens (cancer causing cells).
The iron content in it enhances your cellular respiration thus destroys cancer cells. Not only this, its detoxifying property cleanses your internal organs and helps in regeneration of new cells.
Beetroots are rich in phytonutrients thus ward off cancers. Its bitter- sweet taste cleanses your tongue an esophagus tract making them free from pathogens. The crimson colored beetroot has anti- tumor properties.
Not only this, by the regular and appropriate intake of beetroots the habit of cigarette smoking can be relieved.
Lightens your complexion-
Beetroots are the rich source of iron that directly leads to increase the hemoglobin content in blood. It also strengthens your circulatory system thus providing a natural glow to your skin.
It can also be said as a natural skin exfoliation. Beetroot contains ‘betalain’ that is a powerful antioxidant, helps in skin rejuvenation thus making your skin look glowing and youthful.
It promotes hydration to skin and prevents wrinkles, fine lines and dark patches. It acts as a natural blusher for your cheeks. Moreover, beetroots add a tint of pinkish hue to your skin and make it look radiant and flawless.
Good for cardiovascular system-
Beetroots are devoid of any Trans fats thus keeps your cardiac muscles strong and fit. It avoids strokes and heart blockages. Regular intake of beetroots exercises your heart thus making it healthy. It has been proved that beetroots are capable of stabilizing your blood pressure.
It can also be said as natural ORS that works instantly in high blood pressure. Experts say the nitrates present in beetroots are the factor that aids in blood pressure.
Not only the fruit, but the colored leaf of beetroot contains higher amount of nitrates than the fruit itself. So both the steam leaves as well as the fruit contributes towards a healthy heart.
This was the benefits of beetroot. Beetroots are one of the healthiest foods across the globe. Actually, these kinds of fruits increase the life span of human being.
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She is a learner and health conscious person. She is always interested in seeking knowledge regarding Ayurveda, herbal medicine and Yoga to cure any health ailments naturally.
She holds a Bachelor Degree in Alternative Medicine and interested in Naturopathy.