People have a love hate relationship with beets. I personally do not like the taste of cooked or raw beets. However, Trish AKA the Health Honey loves them. I have been doing beet powder in smoothies from time to time. Trish eats beets on a regular basis. Nothing beets (no pun intended) the real deal. That’s why this 3rd ingredient in Live Life Stay Young’s Super charged Super Juice is beets.
Beet juice has lots of benefits. Beets are packed full of folate (vitamin B9) manganese, potassium, iron and vitamin C. Beets contain phytonutrients called betalians. Betanin and vulgaxanthin have been studied the most. Both have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxification capabilities. The red color of the beet comes from the phytonutrients betacyanins and betaxanthins that also are antioxidants.
Here are a few top reasons why beets are in our Super Charged Super Juice.
Beets Are an Antioxidant /Detoxifier
It’s obvious that beet juice is rich in antioxidants. This is important in fighting and protecting your body from chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. In fact in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine beets have been used as a food to treat a week heart. Beet juice helps to keep the liver working so it can continue to keep your body free of toxins through the antioxidant properties.
It is estimated that 44% of Americans will have some sort of heart disease by 2030. So by drinking beet juice you can stay one step ahead of the odds. Beets are rich in nitrates which dilate blood vessels. This improves blood flow and reduces blood pressure. The phytonutrients that make up the nitrates in the beet juice has also been known for lowering the bad cholesterol (LDL) in people with uncontrolled blood pressure.
Help Increase Athletic Performance
Studies have shown that the beet juice nitrates helped increase athletic performance. This is because beet juice nitrates increase the mitochondria’s (the energy plant for your cells) energy output.
Because of the nitric oxide producing capabilities, increasing blood flow to the brain increases cognitive function. Beet juice also decreases inflammation which plays a major in the lack of decreasing cognition as we age.
Chronic Inflammation is a major contributor to chronic conditions like heart disease, cancer and obesity. In a human study it was found that the anti-inflammatory properties of beet juice were able to lower levels of inflammatory markers in people with high blood pressure.
The red color of beets comes from the cancer-fighting antioxidant betalain. Researchers have found that betalains starve tumors.
You can see why we have chosen to put beets in our Live Life Stay Young Super Charged Juice.
The final and 4th ingredient will be revealed next week. Until than LIVE LIFE & STAy YOUNG!!