Organic Beet Juice
Organic beet juice is sweet and nutritious. It is an excellent source of folate, a very good source of potassium and manganese, and a good source of fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, iron, copper, and phosphorus.
Benefits of Organic Beet Juice
High Blood Pressure
According to a British study, drinking 2 cups of organic beet juice a day can help lower blood pressure. Those who drank the juice had a drop in blood pressure in one hour. It reached its lowest levels 2 1/2 - 3 hours after drinking and continued to help for up to 24 hours.
Organic beet juice contains nitrates which, when ingested, convert into nitrites. Nitrite levels in the blood have been shown to be high when blood pressure is at its lowest. Nitrites have anti-platelet properties and help prevent endothelial dysfunction.
Helping in the treatment of cancer is another benefit of organic beet juice. In Europe, beets have been used for several centuries to treat cancer. Antioxidants and pigment molecules can help prevent cancer and inhibit tumor growth.
Other benefits of organic beet juice include:
Increasing stamina. Nitrates in beet juice can make exercising less tiring by reducing oxygen uptake.
Acting as an aphrodisiac. Organic beet juice is an excellent source of boron. Boron is a trace mineral that increases the level of sex hormones in the body. Boron also promotes healthy bones.
Protecting against birth defects. Beet juice is high in folate, an important B vitamin needed during pregnancy. A deficiency can affect your baby’s spinal column, causing a condition called neural tube defect.
Beet Juice Recipes
Buy beets that are small or medium-sized. The roots should be deep in color, firm, and smooth-skinned. The greens should appear fresh with a lively green color.
Juice the following ingredients (to get the best benefits of beet juice, use organic produce):
• 1/2 beet, 1 apple, 5 carrots
• 1 beet (with greens), 1 apple, 3 celery stalks, 4 carrots
• 1/2 beet, 1/2 cucumber, 3 carrots
• 1/4 beet, 1 apple, 2 carrots, 8 raspberries
Ingesting beets can cause your urine to turn pink or red in color. This is a harmless condition called beeturia.
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