Amazing health benefits of beetroot

Are you one of those people that don't like the taste of beet roots? Well, you are missing out on the health benefits that come with consuming this wonder food.

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Beets cab be added salads, you can great juice out of them, you can even eat them roasted. Once you get to know the secret they hold, you will get creative to try and make meals out of these red roots that you palette will love.

Here are some health benefits that come with beets:

Experts say beets have the impressive ability to widen blood vessels and enhance blood flow, which helps lower blood pressure. The substance responsible for the blood-pressure-lowering effect of beets is nitrates, which could reduce blood pressure and significantly decrease the risk of cardiovascular events, according to experts.

Dietary fiber is an important but often overlooked marker of gut and overall health. Beets support a healthy gut microbiome — the collection of bacteria in your gut that helps regulate inflammation, immune function, mood, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels, according to dieticians. The human elementary canal is one of the most complex ecosystems, and dietary fiber can have a major impact on the diversity and richness of the gut microbiome.

Nitrates in beetroot juice increase blood flow and allow more oxygen to get to your muscles, which may boost endurance and allow you to work out for longer, experts say. Beetroot juice can lead to athletic performance benefits like reaching a certain distance faster and recovering in less time.

A nitrate-rich diet may offer some protection against neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia. In a small trial, published in Nutrients in July 2019, consumption of nitrate-rich beetroot juice was linked to enhanced cognition in both younger and older adults, though more rigorous studies are needed. Beets enhance cognition by increasing nitric oxide (the bioactive form of nitrate) levels in the blood.

Betalains are the pigments that give beets their vibrant red color. According to experts, beets’ high concentration of betalains possess anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce inflammation throughout your whole body and soothe joint pain. Chronic inflammation is considered a silent killer, linked to diseases like heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes.

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