Beetroot belongs to the family of roots and it is a cultivated variety of Beta vulgaris. Besides being used in diet for its edible root, it has also been omnipresent in the medicinal use for longer than two millenniums. Beetroot is found primarily in the Mediterranean, but its medicinal benefits are exploited all over the world.
One of the reasons why beetroot is considered to be among the most beneficial vegetables is the fact that is abounds in antioxidants, vitamins (C, B1, B2, B6), minerals (K, P, Mg, Ca, Na, Fe, Zn), and acids (folic, pantothenic). Besides that, beetroot has few calories and low energy value, which make it a perfect addition to your diet.
Some of the benefits of beetroot:
- It reinvigorates and refreshes your organism by triggering the exchange of substances
- It helps control blood pressure and preserve the health of your heart
- It lowers the cholesterol level
- It removes the toxins and protects the liver
- It improves the condition of hair, nails and skin
- It subdues the unwanted stomach acids
- It helps with constipation
- It makes you feel good
When it comes to curing cancer and leukemia, the researches have proven that betaine, amino acid contained in beetroot, fights tumor cells. Furthermore, beetroot has demonstrated strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and detoxification properties.
The treatment with beetroots that helps cure cancer and leukemia is pretty straightforward – consume half a kilo of fresh beetroots a day. It is recommended to consume them in the form of a salad covered with lemon and olive oil.