Beet is a plant that contains beta-carotene, an antioxidant that when metabolized by the body is transformed into vitamin A. Vitamin A participates in the defense of the body and represents an excellent protection against infections, enabling a faster recovery against diseases, besides being Essential for proper functioning of the eyes, mouth and skin.
It is also rich in magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, folic acid, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin B6, fiber, carotenoids, nitrate, ascorbic acid, among others. It is known that the intake of beets improves the absorption of nutrients by the muscle, generates more energy and disposition, has diuretic effect of elimination of toxins and increases the efficiency of oxygen in the body. It also helps in fighting the bad cholesterol that builds up in the walls of the arteries.
Beet is especially recommended for pregnant women, because it is rich in folic acid, which prevents poor formation of the fetus. In addition, anyone suffering from anemia can benefit from this food as well as anyone who wants to live in a healthy way.
In addition, beet juice increases physical stamina and allows athletes to exercise for up to 16% more time – according to a study by the University of Exeter in Britain. Beet nitrate helps reduce oxygen consumption, increasing the effort required for people to exhaust themselves. The effect of a 500 ml glass of juice is greater than that of regular training. The finding benefits people with respiratory and metabolic diseases as well as endurance sports athletes.
Scientists are still not sure how nitrate from beet juice helps increase physical disposition, but they suspect that the substance turns to nitric oxide in the body, reducing the amount of oxygen consumed during exercise.
Beet juice is a great way to ingest all its nutrients. There are variations of recipes that take other ingredients that enhance their diuretic and antioxidant effects, ideal for keeping the body in shape and working properly. For sweetening, always use honey, avoid straining to make the most of the fibers and drink as soon as you liquefy to keep all your properties intact.
This recipe is already known by many, but do you know the true benefits of this juice? Orange is rich in vitamin C, which helps in the absorption of iron present in beets. The carrot contains beta-carotene, an antioxidant that helps protect the body’s cells.
Half glass with water
Beat everything in the blender