Beets are a cool season vegetable crop. Beets are an ancient, prehistoric food that grew naturally along coastlines in North Africa, Asia, and Europe. This root veggie grows quickly and has many different varieties which showcase deep red, yellow or white bulbs of different shapes. Beets are also an excellent source of folate and a very good source of manganese, potassium, and copper. They are also a good source of dietary fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C, iron, and vitamin B6.
Beets are an excellent food for detoxification. Beetroot fiber contains a more effective “dietary fiber” which contains pectin polysaccharides, which are thought to be more effective at cleansing the digestive tract and keeping everything moving. Not only does the beetroot fiber support colon and digestive health by making elimination easier, it also supports the body’s overall detoxification mechanisms.
Beet Juice Recipe For Liver & Colon Cleansing
-3 Organic Carrots (peeled and washed)
-1 Organic Beet (peeled and washed)
-2 Organic Red Apples (washed and cut)
-6 Organic Kale Leaves
-½ inch of ginger root
-½ organic lemon, peeled
Serving: 2-4 servings.
-If you don’t have a juicer, just use a blender filled with with one to two cups of water.
-Place all of the ingredients in a juicer and juice or in a blender and blend.
-If you used a juicer, make sure to stir with a spoon.
-If you used a blender, make sure to strain everything using a colander and then mix with a spoon.
-Serve with some ice to keep it cool and enjoy! You can use mason jars to store it for later.
Rich in brain-boosting, circulation-improving nitric oxide
Beets are a nutritional powerhouse—and so is the juice. It increases levels of nitric oxide, a blood gas that improves blood flow. How does that help your brain? Your brain needs good blood flow to function optimally.
A new study looked at brain scans of participants before and after they drank beet juice. The post-beverage scans showed an increase in circulation to the brain’s white matter in the frontal lobes—a part of the brain that’s often damaged in people with dementia.
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