Beetroot is an exceptional vegetable thanks to its rich nutrient density and the easy cultivation. It contains organic nitrogen and flavonoids, and it also possesses powerful vasodilatory properties that have led the Big Pharma to examine its various health benefits. Luckily for all, you can’t patent a vegetable, and that is why the beets are free to use as a natural remedy by everyone.
Scientific researches on beets
Scientists were investigating the pharmacology behind the nitrates and the process behind the production of nitric oxide in the body, and also its amazing effects on the retinal microvasculature that includes the blood vessels in the eyes. However, although the research was handled by companies like Pfizer and AstraZeneca, there are no medications based on the discoveries, which means that there is nothing conclusive yet.
These are the top health benefits of the beets:
- Stimulates digestion
Besides detoxifying the body, the fiber that is present in beets is going to improve your digestion and prevent all the digestive problems.
- Regulates the cholesterol levels
Beets could lower the levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol in your body and at the same time will raise the levels of the good (HDL) cholesterol.
- Reduces fatigue
The nitrate content of this vegetable could help you relieve fatigue and protect you from various diseases and conditions.
- A natural diuretic
Consuming beets regularly will extract the liquids and toxins from your body and will also keep your system clean.
- Reduces the blood pressure
Drinking beetroot juice could prevent heart attacks and also the development of colon cancer.