Beetroot is considered to have some amazing health benefits and is classed as a "super food".
Natural silica present in beetroot can help to strengthen nails, improve hair and skin. Additionally, silica makes hair appear glossy.
Beetroot is rich in iron; it can lower blood pressure and can boost the immune system internally. It is indeed an amazing vegetable which has a number of health and beauty benefits.
Beetroot juice can purify blood and supplies adequate nutrients to skin cells. Purified blood is the key to skin glow, according to Ayurveda. Being rich in antioxidants beetroot juice takes away oxidative stress and improves body metabolism. Taking a glass of beetroot juice can prevent major skin problems like dandruff and dry skin. Applying the same on the skin can hydrate the skin adding wonderful skin glow.
Nutritional ingredients in beetroot juice
Beetroot juice contains a host of nutritional compounds.
Beetroot juice contains magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium and calcium as well as small amounts of copper, selenium, zinc and iron both help strengthen brittle nails, and manganese.
It contains trace amounts of various amino acids (including D-amino acids [Alpha Amino Acids]) which help to build proteins and for use by the body.
Various antioxidants (including flavonoids and carotenoids) are found in the juice. They fight and destroy free radicals in the body and help to fight premature aging and to maintain a healthy body and mind.
Raw freeze-dried beetroot juice also provides vitamins A, B1, B2 , B3, C and folic acid [folate] (B9).
The deep red color is produced by betacyanin and is seen as an anti-cancer agent for colon cancer. Silica is also present which helps to utilize the calcium in the body and strengthens the bones,nails, hair and skin. Also of importance is the glycine betaine contained in beetroot juice.
Benefits of beetroot juice
The daily intake of beetroot juice has a host of health benefits, and these benefits are not merely folk-lore or based on anecdotal evidence, but are supported by good solid clinical investigation.