Beets have long been known as a healthy source of nutrients, but – now, more than ever – scientific evidence continues to support beets as a natural cure for cancer. Labeled “beet root chemotherapy” by some health experts, actual scientific research reveals the astounding cases of remission in cancer patients who were given high concentrations of beet root.
This root vegetable, best known for its red color, has been enjoyed in various forms for generations as a healthy source of iron, as well as potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sulfur, magnesium, iodine and a number of trace minerals. But, the combination of certain elements found only in specific combinations and concentrations within the beet give this veggie its cancer fighting and disease preventing power.
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Though many people like to eat beets, a great many others turn up their noses and say “yuck”. However, health-conscious people who shy away from beets would be wise to expand their palette and discover ways to utilize and enjoy them on a regular basis, because the oft-maligned beet is one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet.
Beets are rich in betaine, which stimulates liver cell function and helps keep the bile ducts healthy and flowing so the body can properly eliminate toxins. Beets protect against heart disease because another benefit of betaine is its ability to reduce homocysteine levels. Homocysteine is the toxic amino acid that increases risk of cardiovascular disease. (more…)
This is a guest post by Laura Schoenfeld, a graduate student in public health nutrition, content manager at ChrisKresser.com, and soon-to-be Registered Dietitian. You can learn more about Laura by checking out her blog or visiting her on Facebook.
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a serious and common condition that can lead to life-threatening diseases such as heart attack, stroke, heart or kidney failure, and more. While 1 in 3 American adults have high blood pressure, this condition only affects 3% or less of hunter-gatherer populations that are following a traditional diet and lifestyle. (1, 2) This would suggest that hypertension is a disease of poor lifestyle choices, and one that can be effectively treated using simple diet and behavior changes, as well as strategic use of herbal remedies. (more…)
What’s New and Beneficial About Beets
- Beets are a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains. Betanin and vulgaxanthin are the two best-studied betalains from beets, and both have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. The detox support provided by betalains includes support of some especially important Phase 2 detox steps involving glutathione. Although you can see these betalain pigments in other foods (like the stems of chard or rhubarb), the concentration of betalains in the peel and flesh of beets gives you an unexpectedly great opportunity for these health benefits. (more…)
One ingredient found in many of today’s green super-food formulas is red beet root powder, which is made from dehydrated beets and then ground into a powder. Although the benefits of beets are not often shouted through the rooftops, red beet roots and beet juice have a storehouse of plant-sourced nutrients and a tremendous amount of healing potential. Beets are a very good source of dietary fiber, potassium, manganese, and folate. Beets are also a good source of Vitamin C, zinc, copper, and iron. Beets contain polyphenols and betalains, which are getting quite a bit of medical attention as important natural antioxidants. Beets have been clinically proven to support liver function in rats. Recent clinical research suggests that beets and beet juice are useful in healing a variety of degenerative conditions. (more…)
An article published online on October 15, 2010 in the Nitric Oxide Society journal Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry reveals that foods that contain nitrates, such as beets and leafy green vegetables, improve blood flow to the brain, which could help maintain cognitive function. Nitrates convert to nitrite in the body, which helps dilate blood vessels, thereby increasing the flow of blood and the delivery of oxygen and nutrients. (more…)