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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Health Benefits of Beets

•    What is a beet?  A beet is a plant in the Chenopodiaceae family.  It is best known for being a vegetable known as the beetroot or garden beet. Beets are an ideal organic natural health supplement (Vegetables that are naturally rich in nitrates, such as beets, celery, cabbage, and other leafy green vegetables, offer many health advantages)
Why are beets healthy for you?
•    When consumed beets are transformed into nitrites by the good bacteria in your mouth, and nitrites can expand blood vessels, improving blood supply and oxygen levels.
•    Beets have been found to increase the body`s production of glutathione, glutathione helps the body detoxify cancer-causing poisons.
•    Red Beets have antioxidants that help the body against heart disease, certain cancer and birth defects
•    Bed Beets have folic acid which is good for pregnant women
•    Beet juice is best known as a blood purifier and blood builder that helps in the creation of red blood cells.  Researcher, Mikhail Tombak, Ph.D., says that beet juice improves blood structure and cures diseases of the circulatory system, large intestine, and digestive system.

What can Beets help with?
Skin problems
Menstrual problems
Certain Cancers
Eliminating constipation
Colon cleansing
Lowering blood pressure
Heart health
Kidney disorder
Eye care and reduction of eye diseases
Pregnancy health
Respiratory problems
How to Use Beets.

Red beets are the ones to get, not the white, yellow, or striped ones. The red pigments are the beneficial substances mentioned above
Eat the whole beet, don't juice it. 
Beets are hard and fibrous. Grate them, slice them thinly, blend them, put them through a food processor, or Pound them in a mortar and pestle. Beet recipes are on the Salad and Soup pages.
Drinking the fresh juice of a beet or two each day is a wonderful preventative health measure, and it may help reverse many problems. For taste, beet juice can be mixed with carrot juice or apple juice

Before you start taking beet roots it is important that you know
•    Beetroot juice is very powerful, don't take too much of it if your body is not yet accustomed to it, it is advised to slowly increased the amount from ½ medium size beet root to 1 whole a week.
•    Beet juice is so powerful that it you may feel dizzy during cleansing, this discomfort is normal as toxins are being eliminated. It is advised to drink plenty of water to help in the elimination of toxin.
•    When you start eating red beets on a regular basis you will notice a red color to your urine or stools, there is nothing to worry as this is just the color from the red beets.
•    Red beet is better when taken raw as heat destroys some of its nutrient content. You can consume it as juice or grate it as an ingredient to your favorite salad and dishes.

All information was received from links below please feel free to review for more information on beets.

For more information or private consultation with health and nutrition advice contact:

T.J Brown
Sickle Cell Natural Wellness Group Inc.
561 929 4454

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