How Beets Help You Reach Your Health Goals

Did you know that beets were the most sought after ingredients used in ancient Russian medicine to cure almost every disease? Yes, and finally the west is catching up. The health benefits of beets are many thanks to the great quantities of vitamins, amino acids and minerals present in the root. Look what they are good for.

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Rheumatic Arthritis: Beets have anti-inflammatory properties that are ideal for relieving arthritis, joint and muscular pain. If you suffer from arthritis you should drink a glass of beet juice every morning on an empty stomach to loosen the tendons and strengthened the bones. Beets are very rich in calcium.

Healthier Heart: Beets are wonderful for your heart because they help flush fat from the blood. Include beet juice in your daily diet so your heart can get stronger. People with a history of heart disease should pay attention.

Kidney Stones: The high concentration of phosphorus, calcium, iron, potassium, and zeaxanthin in beets are great to dissolve kidney stones. If your body produces calcium stones, you should drink beet juice every day with a few drops of lemon juice. This powerful juice will dissolve the stones and you’ll eliminate them easily without pain.

Lower Cholesterol: Drink beet juice daily to prevent fat from calcifying inside your veins. It will also help you keep your cholesterol levels down. The copper, iron and other minerals in beets will control the excessive production of bad cholesterol (LDL).

Prevent Cancer: It’s not scientifically proven, but some researchers believe that the anthocyanins and carotenoids present in beets help fight cancer cells. Prepare a juice with the root and drink it every day to prevent cancerous cells from forming.

Stronger Vision: The carotenoids, zeaxanthin and vitamin A in beets are excellent for your vision. Eat beets and drink juice to improve your eyesight. Beet juice also helps diminish the presence of floaters in your eyes. 

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Milena Prinzi

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