Wednesday 18 May 2016

Benefits of Eating Beet Root

Benefits of Eating Beet Root

When we talk about right food, how can we forget Beet roots? Most of us didn't include beetroot in our diet? No? May be after reading this article describing the benefits of Beet root you might consider eating it on regular basis.


The beetroot is the taproot portion of the beet plant, usually known in North America as the beet, also table beet, garden beet, red beet, or golden beet and in India knows as Chukandar(Hindi name). 

The usually deep purple roots of beetroot are eaten either boiled, roasted or raw, either alone or combined with any salad vegetable and beet root juice mixed with carrot is one of the people favourite juice.

The green, leafy portion of the beet is also edible. It is most commonly served boiled or steamed, in which case it has a taste and texture similar to spinach. 

Consuming it regularly can give you a lot of health benefits and some of the beetroot benefits are listed below.

  • Lower Your Blood Pressure

  • Drinking beet juice may help to lower blood pressure in a matter of hours. One study found that drinking one glass of beet juice lowered systolic blood pressure by an average of 4-5 points.

    The benefit likely comes from the naturally occurring nitrates in beets, which are converted into nitric oxide in your body. Nitric oxide, in turn, helps to relax and dilate your blood vessels, improving blood flow and lowering blood pressure.

    • Boost Your Stamina
    Drinking one small glass of beet root juice about 250 ml your workout or any physical activity can boost up your performance as beetroot stimulates your blood vessels and is a very good energy provider.

    The benefit is thought to also be related to nitrates turning into nitric oxide, which may reduce the oxygen cost of low-intensity exercise as well as enhance tolerance to high-intensity exercise.

    • Fight Inflammation
    Beets are a unique source of betaine, a nutrient that helps protects cells, proteins, and enzymes from environmental stress. 

    It's also known to help fight inflammation, protect internal organs, improve vascular risk factors, enhance performance, and likely help prevent numerous chronic diseases.

    • Helps in lowering Cholesterol level:

    Eating beet roots in any form or its juice helps in lowering the cholesterol level. This is because beet roots are rich in soluble fibers that can reduce and control bad cholesterol or LDL.

    • Helps in controlling Weight:

    Beetroots are high in fibers and low in calories. It is popularly used in weight loss diet due to the soluble fibers present in it that helps to fight against fat. 

    Beetroot also helps to cleanse the toxic and excess water from the body. Thus we can say that beetroot nutrition helps skin glow.


    1. Staying healthy and fit is something that we all desire to do however with our busy lives it becomes very challenging. This post about beet root and its benefits is so informative.