Red beets are one of the best vegetables that fight severe diseases such as cancer. Known for its benefits since ancient times, beets contain many nutrients including vitamin A, vitamin B1, B2, B6, vitamin C, sodium, calcium, sulfur, copper, iron, iodine, potassium and antioxidants.
Here are the most important positive effects red beets have on your health:
They fight against anemia
Beetroots contain a wide range of vitamins, minerals and active substances. These include iron, and also folic acid, which is important in the production of red blood cells in the bone marrow.
They protect the liver
Liver diseases can be relieved by eating beetroots. In diseases such as fatty liver (hepatic steatosis), malfunctioning liver, sluggish liver or even states such as infectious hepatitis, beetroot helps improve cellular metabolism and prolongs the life of hepatocytes (liver cells).
They keep the heart healthy
According to a 2010 study at the University Queen Mary, a 250 ml glass of beetroot juice per day significantly lowers blood pressure. The higher the pressure is the greater is the decrease.
If they were widely consumed, beetroots could reduce cardiovascular deaths with 10%, believe the researchers.