Beetroots are magic vegetables that help your body in many ways. They are highly nutritious and healthy that make them a must-have ingredient of our fridge.
1) Improved blood pressure
Beets are rich in nitrates, which the body converts to nitric oxide—a compound that relaxes and dilates blood vessels, turning them into superhighways for your nutrient- and oxygen-rich blood. That means better circulation, and possibly lower blood pressure.
2) Increased stamina
The nitrates in beets boost your endurance and stamina level and thereby give any sports activity the performance boost that it needs.
Peak nitrate levels occur two to three hours after you eat or drink them.
3) Better brain functioning
Nitric oxide relaxes and dilates your blood vessels, which in turn increases blood flow to the brain, which could bring on better brain function.
Eating a high nitrate diet that includes beets has proven to show more blood flow to the frontal lobeof their brains, a region known to be involved with executive functioning skills like focus, organization, and attention to detail.
4) Lighter liver
Your liver does the heavy work of cleaning your blood and “detoxing” your body. You can lighten its load with a daily serving of beets. An amino acid found in beets can help prevent and reduce the accumulation of fat in the liver.
5) Regular bowel movements
One way to beat irregularity and constipation is by eating fiber-rich foods like beets. The betaine found in beets has also been shown to improve digestion.
6) Heart disease risk reduces
Beets don’t just have an potentially positive impact on your blood pressure. They are also rich in a plant alkaloid called betaine, as well as the B-vitamin folate which together deliver a punch for lowering blood levels of homocysteine, which in high levels increases your risk for artery damage and heart disease.