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The beetroot is the taproot portion of the beet plant, also known in North America as the table beet, garden beet, red or golden beet, or informally simply as the beet. It is several of the cultivated varieties of beet root, contains plenty of medicinal benefits.

Can Reduce Stroke, Heart Attack and Blood Pressure: Beetroots, being rich in nitrates can reduce stroke, heart related diseases and blood pressure. This is because nitrate gets oxidized when mixed with blood forming nitric oxide that enlarges blood vessels and increases the oxygen content in blood. Consuming beetroot on a regular basis is important to have a healthy heart.

Best Antioxidant: This is essential to support the immune system. Colourful fruits and vegetables are said to contain antioxidant properties, beetroot being red in colour contains beta cyanine, a very good antioxidant and can reduce LDL, also known as bad cholesterol.

The Brain Factor: Decline in mental power is very common among aged people. As they get older, they tend to lose memory power. Consuming beetroot is the best solution for this problem. Beetroot when consumed can increase the blood flow to the brain which in turn reduces the effect of dementia.

 The Skeletal Health Provider: As beetroots contain natural minerals like silica, it helps the body to utilize the calcium consumed in a proper way providing strength to bones and makes the bones stronger. It also contains nutrients like magnesium, vitamin C, folate that are the best supplements to strengthen bones.

Controls The Cholesterol: Adding beetroots to your regular diet can help lowering the cholesterol level. This is because beetroots are rich in soluble fibers that can reduce and control bad cholesterol or LDL.

Best Nutrients Supplier: Beetroots are rich in nutrients that help to boost your immune system and can produce new blood cells.  A raw beetroot contains folic acid, iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium, fiber, vitamin C and carbohydrates. Folic acid otherwise known as folate is essential during pregnancy as it can prevent spina bifida (lack in the development of spinal cord) in fetus. Folic acid also enhances the tissue growth. Beetroots were also used in earlier days to treat improper digestion. Iron content in beetroot can prevent anaemia.

Best Energy Provider: Researchers have proven that drinking about 250 ml of beetroot juice before any exercise or physical activity can boost up your performance as beetroot stimulates your blood vessels and is a very good energy provider.

Controls Blood Sugar: Beetroot can stabilize the glucose level in blood, so when beetroot juice is consumed regularly by diabetic patients at least thrice a week, it can bring a lot of changes in the blood sugar level. This is due of the soluble fibers in beetroot. Every healthy diet consumed must contain soluble fiber.

Weight Management: Beetroots are high in fibers and low in calories. It is popularly used in weight loss diet due to the soluble fibers present in it that helps to fight against fat. Beetroot also helps to cleanse the toxic and excess water from the body. Thus we can say that beetroot nutrition helps skin glow.

Can Treat Cancer: Beetroot has also been used for its medicinal value since ages. Terrible diseases like colon cancer and liver cancer can be prevented if beetroot juice is consumed regularly. This is due to the detoxifying property of beetroot and it can also be rightly called as the ’liver’s best friend’

Skin Benefits of Beetroot:

Not just the beetroot, but all the vegetables help the body to effectively fight against foreign invaders and ward off infections. Some vegetables help to lower the cholesterol levels, while others help to regulate high blood pressure. But when it comes to skin health, beetroot is an effective choice.

Detoxifies Blood: Beetroot not only provides essential minerals and nutrients for the body to maintain a healthy skin, but also helps to detoxify the blood. Beetroot juice if consumed on a regular basis can help to reduce acne and pimples, which are caused due to impurities in the blood.

Reduces Signs of Aging: Beetroot juice helps to cleanse the blood and provides healthier skin. It also contains anti-oxidants, which helps in reducing free radicals in the body and reduces early signs of aging.

The benefits of the beetroot for skin are unlimited. No matter in which form it is consumed, it will help to provide a fair and radiant look to your face and skin.

Hair Benefits of Beetroot:

Beetroot comprises various nutrients, which help to improve the blood circulation in the entire body.

Fights Dandruff: Beetroot juice contains protein, phosphorus, potassium and many other essential vitamins and minerals, which improve blood flow to the scalp. It removes the dead skin from the scalp and helps in the hair growth by removing excessive oil from the scalp. It has anti-septic and anti- inflammatory properties, which remove and heal the dead skin and condition the scalp to make it healthy and dandruff free. It strengthens the root of the hair and opens the dead pores to make them absorb more nutrients into the scalp.

Natural Hair Dye: Beetroot is dark in color and is used as a coloring agent in many foods and beverages. Iit can also be used as a natural hair dye.

For Healthier Hair: Beetroot contains carotenoids, which help in maintaining the thickness of hair and gives them a healthy shine.

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Ranjana Mishra
Ranjana is a MSc. in Life Sciences (Bio-Chemistry) and is presently pursuing Phd. in Bio-Molecules. She is in the Products Research & Development Department in Herbalage and had got immense knowledge on Health & Diseases which she is sharing with us via her articles.

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