Beetroot belongs to Chenopodiaceae class from the Beta Vulgaris species. This red coloured food is classified as a ‘Super food’ in today’s nutritional jargon. Its origin can be traced back to around 4000 years ago when ancient Babylonians used it for its several health benefits.

Beetroot is extensively cultivated on the coasts of Europe, North America, and Asia and in the muddy maritime marshes of England. Beetroots are not just available in one single colour, as most people assume; it is also available in other colours like white, golden and even multi-colour. The leaves and roots attached to the beets are also edible and are highly nutritious.

The popularity of beets grew leaps and bounds when it was discovered that they are an amazing source of sugar. Historical evidence suggests that when the British restricted the use of sugar cane for sugar production, Napoleon ordered beet to be used for the production of sugar, which increased its popularity.

The deep red roots of beets can be cooked, boiled or baked as a vegetable. In India, it is mostly eaten raw in salads. Another common form of consuming this vegetable is by extracting its juice. Beetroot juice is naturally sweet in taste with a plethora of health benefits.  Other vegetables like carrot, apples or even beet leaves are added to the beetroot juice to reduce its strong effect. You can also add herbs to enhance the flavour of the juice.

Beets are not something people would crave for, especially because of it earthy taste, but I’m sure you would be compelled to include beet juice in your diet after reading this article.

Nutritional value of beetroot juice:

Beetroots are high in folic acid and manganese. The green leaves of this root vegetable are also nutrient dense and contains Vitamin A, C and K. It contains minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, copper, sulphur, silica and chlorine. These nutrients have a favourable effect on the blood, improve red cell production, increase the level of haemoglobin and improve the nutrition of the cells with oxygen.  Beet juice is one of the richest sources of nitrates. It contains trace amounts of amino acids including D amino acids and alpha amino acids. Various antioxidants like flavonoids and carotenoids are also found in this vegetable.

Beetroot Juice Benefits

Well the number in the tittle makes it clear that the benefits of beetroot juice are many! Here we categorize them into health, skin and hair for better reading!

Beetroot Juice Health Benefits:

The health benefits of beets are known since centuries when Romans used beetroots to treat fever and constipation. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, advocated the use of beetroot leaves for binding the wounds. In the middle ages, beetroot was used for treating a variety of conditions, especially digestion and blood problems.

1. Research has revealed betanin in beets may exhibit anti-cancer activity. The betacyanin that the juice contains prevents the formation of cancerous tumours and detoxifies the body from harmful toxins.  It is known to reverse cancer like leukaemia, lung, skin, and breast, prostate and testicular cancer. It has known to have critical impact on people suffering from stomach cancer by inhibiting cancer cell mutation. The betanin in beet juice has been proven to fight both skin and liver tumours when treated with beet juice. Cigarette smokers should especially incorporate beet juice in their diet to expel cancer forming agents. Moreover, a German study concluded that beetroot juice was rated as the most popular alternative cancer treatment.

2. Beetroot contains a pigment, which is known as betalain. This is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and fungicidal. The high antioxidant content and phenolic compounds of this juice prevents cell and DNA damage which helps to remove damaging and ageing free radicals. It also prevents oxidative stress which is common among people of this generation.

3. Beetroot juice is also associated with improving the digestive health, especially fat digestion as well as body’s metabolism. Beet juice perfectly cleanses intestines, stimulates their performance and improves peristalsis. It also stimulates the nerves in the intestine. It even helps people suffering from hypochlorhydria, a condition which increases stomach acidity. The fiber content in beet keeps waste materials moving through the small and large intestine at a great pace.

4. Beetroot juice is extremely beneficial for pregnant women as the folic acid found in beet juice prevents various birth defects and even provides a healthy pink skin tone to the baby. It aids in tissue growth and proper development of baby’s spinal cord.

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  • Mahima

    Nice article i will definitely try this

    • Arshi Ahmed

      do try Mahima

  • http://www.facebook.com/seerin.sayd.1 Seerin

    Do we get the benefits if we take it as a curry or raw

    • Arshi Ahmed

      raw or juice. not curry

  • http://www.facebook.com/anupama.krishnan.9216 Anupama

    Good article keep sharing

    • Arshi Ahmed

      thanks :)

  • Sandana

    Ya it is very healthy girls give it a try

    • Arshi Ahmed

      :)

  • preethicute

    I like to try it do you know the reciepe for it can we add honey for it for tasting

    • Arshi Ahmed

      yes you can add honey or sugar for taste.

  • lubna

    Good job but m using 3 things…apple’s carrot n beetroot juice together for hub problem…any suggestion??

    • Arshi Ahmed

      hb??????

  • lubna

    *hb problem

  • Easy

    Nice article, I’m juicing beets, carrot and pineapple together. Any other surgestion

    • Arshi Ahmed

      hii juice carrot and beetroot only :)

  • ahmed siddiq

    ya thk u for ur informations..

  • Bharat Patidar

    Is this trick of coloring (red) hair buy using Beet really works or not

    • steve

      Speak English.

  • Suvarna

    Very informative and well-researched article. Thank you for sharing such an interesting post. Never knew that beetroot juice has so many health, skin and hair benefits to offer! There are so many natural remedies easily available for good health and overall well-being. Time to discover! Keep sharing such in-depth and informative articles. Will keep coming back for more :)

  • Investigator

    Excellent article! I love beet juice, and do not mind at all that it changes the color of one’s eliminations. I really enjoy drinking it, and find it easy on my digestive system.

    As the author so aptly wrote, you do not need much of it, to derive the health benefits. It is about time that people appreciated beets!

  • Prasanth

    Does consumption of beetroot / any other juice is better or having them raw is better ?

  • Marites Lavapie Hidalgo

    it’s a little bit confusing, it says that it relieves from diseases related to kidney stones, varicose veins etc. and can lower blood pressure, but why is it that at the lower part (side effects) it says people with hypertension, kidney or bile duct stones should get away from beet? what is the truth in here? Pls.answer me correctly because i am taking beet root juice and i am a former kidney stone patient 10 yrs.ago.

  • kirit shah

    Very good information for health concious people

  • Sunil Chandran

    I have the same doubt asked by Marites Lavapie. It’s a little bit confusing, it says that it relieves from diseases related to kidney stones, varicose veins etc. and can lower blood pressure, but why is it that at the lower part (side effects) it says people with hypertension, kidney or bile duct stones should get away from beet? what is the truth in here? Pls. answer me correctly because i recently started taking beet root juice and i had a cardiac arrest two year ago.. and current by blood pressure is 135 – 85

  • carol

    Same here ,It’s a little bit confusing.it says people with hypertension should not use it ??? I was using it to help lower my blood pressure ! So is it good or not ?

  • Sushm

    Wooooow I neverr knew it was such a magical veggie!!! Can somebody tell me how to make a juice

  • EP

    Thank you’d much f this info it was very healthful I like to read any thing dealing with healthy and natural food.

  • Anonymous

    Nice article i will definitely try this

  • http://facebook p.b.de bruin

    Great all this difference kind off interesting health information, thanks.

  • Anonymous

    salad is better

  • chioma

    you said beetroot lowers blood pressure why do say that in side effect that those with hypertension should stay away from beetroot.is confusing

  • kanimozhi

    useful tips..

  • rhum

    im drinking every morning beet apple and carrot juice in an empty stomach for more than a year now the first thing they noticed in me was my eyes turn bluish gray and asked me if im wearing contact leans and my skin became fair and looks younger ooh i loved it,try it guys.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Sharmila, you can take beetroot juice with empty stomach, early in the morning. One hour after consuming the drink you can take your regular breakfast. You can even take it twice a day, one in the morning and the other glass of it before 5 pm in the afternoon.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Sourav, yes… drinking beetroot juice once in a day is sufficient and always dilute the juice before you drink. Beet juice is very powerful so you require just a little dosage to get the benefits. You can increase the amount from half a glass to 1 glass gradually.