I recently saw a post on Instagram about the benefits of beet juice and decided to check it out. What I found was interesting, and I’m excited to say that I’ll be adding this juice to my “to-drink” list. Some of the benefits include helping you exercise longer (and feel better doing so), lowering blood pressure, improve blood flow, may improve muscle power in people who are suffering from heart failure, slow dementia, and help with maintaining a healthy weight. Other benefits include preventing cancer because beets contain the antioxidant betalaines which are known to work against some cancer cells. Beets also have the following minerals: potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, sodium, zinc, copper and selenium all of which are beneficial to our bodies.
Other good things found in beets are folate and vitamin C. Some studies have shown that beet juice can reduce the fatty substances that may build up in your liver, and it also shows that it may help reduce cholesterol.
There are some things to know before you decide to drink beet juice. Like turmeric, beet juice may change the color of your urine, in this case to either red or pink (turmeric can make it quite yellow). Also, it’s suggested that you introduce the juice to your diet slowly to give your body a chance to adjust. All I can say is, thank goodness I’ve hung onto my juicer. I’ll let you know how this new adventure into beet juice goes!