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Viva Deo Superfoods Blog

The Extraordinary Power of Beets

by Chad H. |

Beets are making a comeback on the health food scene (and for good reason). Beets are chock-full of essential vitamins and minerals making them a valuable asset to any health diet regimen.

Few health foods can match the versatility of Beets as they can be cooked, eaten raw, and used in a variety of recipes. Also, PureBeets can be added into muffins, brownies, or your favorite smoothie.

When it comes to health benefits, not many foods can match Beets. If you're not eating beets, here are 6 reasons you should be:

1. Beets Lower Blood Pressure

Recent studies have shown that consuming beets regularly lead to lower blood pressure. One reason is because beets possess naturally occuring nitrates, which are changed into nitric oxide. Nitric Oxide dilates or opens up blood vessels allowing blood to flow more effectively throughout your body, thereby lowering blood pressure.

 2. Beets Detoxify the Liver and Blood

PureBeets have a compound called glutathiones which helps detoxify the liver and blood of heavy metals and toxins. Beets also help detoxify the body because they contain methionine and glycine betaine that prevent the build up of fatty acids.

3. Beets May Help Lower the Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke.

Beetroot contains soluble fibers, flavanoids and betacyanin. Betacyanin, in addition to giving beets their purple-red color, is a potent antioxidant. It decreases the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and stop this dangerous cholesterol from clogging up artery walls.

4. Increases Stamina

Do you want to make your next workout a little less strenuous? Well then you may want to drink a glass of PureBeets mixed with water before your next workout. This is because Beets contain nitrates. Nitrates are converted into Nitric Oxide which expands blood vessels in the body. In addition to the benefit of lowering blood pressure, dilated blood vessels also allows blood to flow more easily to all the muscles in the body, giving the body more oxygen and stamina during workouts.

5. Helps Fight Inflammation

PureBeets contain compounds like betaine that protectes enzymes and cells from stress, and lowers inflammation. Betaines are produced in the body from Choline which comes from Vitamin B. Anti-inflammatory compounds in beets also help stop the activity of cyclo-oxygenase enzymes, which the body uses to set off an inflammatory reaction. Also, the nutrient choline found in beets lowers frequent inflammation.

6. Helps Prevent Cancer

Beets have phytonutrients like betalains that can help ward off cancer. The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties of these phytonutrients help fight cancer. The vitamins and trace minerals in beets are noteworthy disease fighting properties. Studies have shown that beets can help fight tumors and leukemia.

 

 


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