Beetroot, called as chukandar in hindi contains numerous minerals and vitamins that have significant health benefits. Beetroots can be consumed raw as salads or cooked. Even the leaf tops of beetroot can be put into beetroot salad recipes or sautéed in olive oil. There are many healthy beetroot recipes you can add into your diet. In today’s health and fitness world, it is classified as “ Super Food”. Here are some potential health benefits of Beetroot
1. Boosts Our Immune System
Beetroots as well as beetroot juice are rich source of Vitamin A , C and B12. Vitamin A is important for good vision and maintains healthy skin, teeth, immune system and cell growth. Vitamin C boosts our immune system.
2. Lowers Blood Pressure
Beetroot juice lowers the blood pressure within an hour of consuming it and thus helps to maintain a healthy blood pressure. This in turn reduces the risks of various heart health issues such as heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular problems.
3. Promotes Bone Health
The natural silica found in beetroot helps in strengthening bones and hair as well maintaining good skin condition. Magnesium found in beetroot helps in easing muscle tension, stress and anxiety.
4. Rich source of Fiber
Being rich in fiber, it is a good food for people with Type -2 Diabetes. It also helps in reducing the blood cholesterol level.
5. Treats Iron Deficiency Anemia
Beetroot is rich in Iron, which is an essential element for most life on Earth It is needed in various bodily functions such as carrying oxygen from our lungs throughout our body, increasing the blood count, improving blood circulation and increasing the oxygen carrying efficiency of the Red blood cells. Iron content in beet root juice is useful for people who have anemia and low hemoglobin.
6. Promotes Digestive health
Beetroot juice improves the digestive health as well as body’s metabolism. It helps in proper digestion of food, especially fat digestion. Beetroot is useful for people who have abnormal level of stomach acid as it increases stomach acidity.
7. Fights off Free Radicals
Beetroot has extremely active anti-oxidants which helps preventing cell and DNA damage. It also helps removing the damaging and aging free radicals in the body.
8. Helps in Reducing Inflammation
Beetroot boosts the immune system and have anti-inflammatory properties. One can add it as daily supplementation, if suffering from any type of inflammation.
9. Detoxifies Liver
Beetroot benefits liver. Its juice helps in detoxifying liver by clearing any oxidative stress and stimulates the function of liver cells. It also protects the liver and bile ducts, improving liver, kidney and bladder functioning and overall health. It also protects liver from any fatty depositions.
10. Reduces Risk of Birth Defects
Vitamin B and Folate in beetroot is beneficial for pregnant women as it helps in reducing the risk of birth defects such as neural tube defects. Folate also helps in the development of infant’s spinal column.