Juicing is incredibly stimulating and detoxifying, since you are able to ingest literally a bowls worth of fruits and vegetables in just one glass. The abundance of vitamins and phytonutrients that you are able to consume through one glass of juice is so beneficial for our bodies. Whether you are in need of a good detox, or just need a good, healthful boost, juicing is ideal.
Beets contain an incredible amount of antioxidants, which is vital for cell detoxification and to help reverse any oxidative damage. One important group of antioxidants that gives beets their deep, blood-red pigment are the betalains. These betalains are known to significantly reduce various inflammation due to external and internal stresses, and also aid in overall detoxification. The nutrients within beets are so powerful that they even exhibit certain anti-cancer properties. Consuming more raw beets is also beneficial for your liver, as beets help to detox and help get rid of fatty build-ups. This super-root clearly contains many essential elements for our health, namely which include vitamin C, iron, folic acid, phosphorus, vitamin B6 and magnesium just to name a few. By consuming more raw beets, you will gain an amazing amount of different vitamins and nutrients. Not only will this boost your immune system by helping to fight off infection, but it will help produce new blood cells by stimulating re-oxygenation of our cells. This is such a crucial aspect of vitality and longevity.
It’s important to mainly consume beets in their raw and purest form, since the powerful betalains are diminished during the cooking process. Like betalain, vitamin C is also water soluble, meaning it is dissolved in water, so by cooking foods that contain water soluble vitamins, like beets, the vitamins will literally seep out of the vegetable and into the water.
Beetroot juice is so powerful that it is used to treat serious conditions like cancer and heart disease. The juice is probably the most valuable way of ingesting beets, since it’s in its raw state and you are able to consume a few beetroots in each glass. The taste of pure beetroot juice is rather strong so, to lessen the intensity, it’s great to juice other fruits and vegetables along with it.
My favourite juice recipe consists of:
4 small beets
2 inches ginger
Half of a lemon, skinned
1 – 2 apples (natural sweetener)
5 whole kale leaves