Healthy living isn't always easy. Good health, good nutrition, and healthy food choices are a result of understanding the effects of food on the long term health of the body. In recent years the trend toward green juicing has caused many to not only become healthier, but also to understand the health benefits of certain fruits and vegetables, and their potency in controlling and even curing health problems.
Good health, good nutrition, and healthy food choices are a result of understanding the effects of food on the long term health of the body. In recent years the trend toward green juicing has caused many to not only become healthier, but also to understand the health benefits of certain fruits and vegetables, and their potency in controlling and even curing health problems.
Beets are one of the healthiest and most potent vegetables on earth, and offer a great number of health benefits. The juice is so potent, in fact, that only one or two ounces of the juice should be used to cure a myriad of health ailments.
Beets are an excellent source of Vitamin C, folate, betaine and betacyanins. Vitamin C fights against the common cold, and prevents scurvy. Betaine promotes good cardiovascular health, and may also prevent liver disease due to reducing fatty deposits. One of the benefits of juicing beets is that beetroot juice reduces high blood pressure. Studies to this end have been published by the American Heart Association to include information regarding 500 millimeters of beetroot juice resulted in a noticeable reduction in high blood pressure within one hour. Reducing high blood pressure occurs due to the high content of nitrate in the juice.
It is also a good source of antioxidants, which are believed to be anti-aging, and cancer preventing. It may also prevent diseases in the aged, such as Alzheimer's. It is thought to prevent cancer due to its high content of polyphenols. Polyphenols block the enzymes cancer cells need for growth. The juice also contains high concentrations of Vitamin A and B, making it good for the hair and skin, and a potent juice to improve concentration. It also is a good source of potassium, iron, fiber and other nutrients. It is also a natural body cleanser, and a highly potent body detoxification agent.
Beet juice has so many health benefits that those interested in healthy living may want to experiment with adding it to juices that include other vegetables and fruits, such as apple juice. It should not be consumed alone, and does need diluted with other vegetables for the body to properly consume it due to its strength and potency in detoxification. For those not in the habit of using beets it's generally best to start with half a beet, from a middle sized beet. To start use the beet in juicing once a week. Slowly increase to an almost a whole beet within one week.
It's also important when using beet juice to mix it with other vegetables. Mix with carrots and apples. Avoid using with broccoli, and tofu, or other foods high in calcium. This is because beets naturally have a high concentrate of oxalic acid. Beet juice used in small amounts can have several health benefits to the body, and can naturally clean the blood and kidneys, making it an excellent food choice.
Adding other ingredients to the juice, such as a few drops of fish oil, cod or flax-seed oil will result in an energy boost effect to the juice, and makes it even healthier. It will also result in extra benefits from omega three fatty acids, which provide excellent health to the body, and is good for cardiovascular. With all the health benefits beets have to offer they are an excellent source of nutrition and wellness in green juicing recipes, and offer potent benefits few other vegetables contain. Using them in moderation can provide prevention of disease, and long term good health.