Beetroot belongs to Amaranthaceae family, which is a flowering plant family. It is considered to be native to Mediterranean region. In the ancient time its leaves were used as a bandage to cover wound because of its medicinal properties. Beetroot is also used as a natural food colour and is very high in nutrients.
REDUCE RISK OF ANEMIA :
Anemia is a situation where number of red blood cells lowers and lead to difficulty in breathing and paleness to body. Beetroot is packed with iron and repair red blood cells which improves the supply of oxygen to different parts of the body. It also improves flow of blood and helps to purify blood.
HELPS IN DETOXIFICATION :
Liver is mostly responsible for the process of detoxification. Beetroot support liver to flush toxins and heavy metals out of the body as it contains phytonutrients and antioxidants which helps in cleaning process and makes your liver healthy. You can consume beetroot juice or make beetroot infused or detox drink by simply adding slices of beetroot and lemon in water and keep this water overnight to let the nutrients get infused in water.
BOOST IMMUNITY :
Beetroot helps to boost immunity as it is packed with antioxidants and vitamin C which both are known for boosting immunity. They both helps our body to fight with free radicals damage which is caused due to environmental factors, helping our body to fight with variety of diseases.
GOOD FOR SKIN :
Beetroot is a great vegetable for skin health as it is loaded with vitamin C which helps to fight with free radicals that leads to wrinkles, fine lines etc. It also act as a natural blood purifier which makes your skin glowing naturally and prevents acne. Vitamin C present in it helps to encourage collagen production that makes skin firm. Consuming beetroot juice will provide above benefits to your skin but you can also apply beetroot juice topically on your face it will moisturize and gives pinkish glow to your face.
HIGH IN NUTRIENTS :
Beetroot is packed with lots of nutrients such as copper, folic acid, dietary fiber, manganese, potassium, vitamin C, E, B1, B2, B6, B9, carbohydrates, protein, magnesium which all are essential for our body to function properly as they all play important roles in our body.
IMPROVES DIGESTION :
Consuming beetroot helps you to improve your digestion as it is loaded with fiber which helps to push stool through intestine smoothly and maintains bowel regularity. It also helps to prevent constipation and bloating which is caused due to water retention.
Beetroot has anti-cancer properties as it contains betalain, which is an antioxidant that fight with cancer and reduces the growth of cancer cells. It helps to prevent skin cancer, lung cancer and leukemia. Beetroot is also very helpful for the person suffering from tumors as they are rich in betacyanin.
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT :
Beetroot can help you during your weight loss journey as it is packed with fiber which helps to make you feel fuller longer time, controls appetite and prevents you from consuming extra calories as beetroot has less calorie content. Beetroot also contains good amount of water which keeps you hydrated from inside and provides you instant energy. You can add beetroot juice or add some slices of it in your salad during your weight loss journey.
HAIR HEALTH :
Beetroot can be very beneficial vegetable for improving hair health because beetroot contain carotenoids which help to increase blood circulation in scalp which helps in providing moisture to scalp and hair. It also help to make hair smooth, shiny, bouncy and prevents hair fall. You can also apply beetroot juice on your scalp for 5-10 minutes and then wash your hair with water. It will also reduce dandruff.
LIP CARE :
Beetroot is a super vegetable for your lip health as it makes your lips soft and provide nourishment as it is loaded with many nutrients. Applying crushed beetroot on your lips for 5-10 minutes will make your lips moisturized, reduce darkness on lips, provides natural pink tint to your lips. you can also make your own lip balm with the help of beetroot.
DIY BEETROOT LIP BALM :
- Grate half beetroot with the help of a grater
- Take 1 tbsp of petroleum jelly
- Squeeze grated beetroot to take out its juice
- Add juice of beetroot in jelly
- Mix this mixture properly
- Now add this diy lip balm in a small and clean container
- Your own diy natural lip balm is ready for use
- You can keep this lip balm for 10-12 days in the refrigerator.
SIDE EFFECTS AND PREVENTION :
- If a person is suffering from low blood pressure should avoid eating beetroot
- It may lead to pink stools or pink urine on excess consumption
- Excess intake can also cause upset stomach.