The beet , also known by the name of beetroot It consists of a deep root, large and tremendously fleshy. There are different varieties of beet, although the most consumed and common is the one known as Red beet (for this reason it is also popularly known as common beetroot). We can mention in turn the fodder beet , which is used mostly in animal feed, not being so common in our diet or daily food.
It is a root that almost acquires a spherical shape, with a globose appearance, with a characteristic variable color that oscillates between reddish orange to brown. Its flesh is, in general, dark red and its flavor is simply delicious for being tremendously sweet.
There are different options when it comes to enjoying all the flavor and the different qualities of the beet. We can, for example, add it to salads or consume it in the form of pickles. Or else elaborate a wonderful beet juice .
The benefits of beet juice
From a nutritional point of view, the Beet juice is extremely rich in vitamins and minerals , thanks to the richness of this food especially in vitamin C and A, folic acid, iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium. It also provides other vitamins of group B in addition to folic acid, although in small quantities, among which we can mention B1, B2, B3 and B6.
It is a delicious drink very rich in antioxidants , especially in carotenoids and flavonoids, which help us to reduce the negative effects of free radicals. The qualities of these antioxidants are recognized as a potent anticancer , so a regular consumption of both beet and beet juice help prevent the onset of cancer .
It is also a drink that helps take care of our cardiovascular system , especially for its wealth in folates . Its regular consumption is useful for reduce the arterial hypertension , besides helping us in the prevented n diseases of the heart .
How to prepare beet juice
To make the basic beet juice you only need 3 red beets, of medium size. First wash the beets well, dry them and cut them into small pieces.
Now insert them in the blender. If you wish you can add a little water. Stir well with the help of a wooden spoon, and finally drink instantly.
Juice of beet, apple and carrot
This juice, containing apple, carrot and beetroot becomes an excellent detoxifying and purifying beverage. For its preparation you need 3 small beets, 2 large carrots and 1 apple.
First wash all the ingredients well. Cut the beet, carrot and apple into pieces and put everything in the blender. Finally stir well and drink.
If after taking beet juice or eating whole pink or orange urine do not worry, it is due to the content of betacianina, the pigment of the beet. It does not cause any damage or health problems.
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