1 Small in size but large in strength
Full of vitamins, iron, and antioxidants, with the highest sugar content of all vegetables and nevertheless low on calories, the roots, which are free of cholesterol, are a real power food. By increasing the uptake of oxygen beetroot juice helps athletes with their endurance. The juice’s high potassium content can help combat cardiovascular disease.
2 Beauty all-rounder
The roots can also impact our appearance: beets can strengthen and improve skin, hair, and nails. Beets were said to be an aphrodisiac as far back as Roman times, for their high boron content directly impacts the production of the human sex hormone.
3 Hangover cure
If you are feeling somewhat under the weather after a merry evening, juice 1 kg beets (washed, roughly diced) with 1 kg frozen raspberries and stir in a pinch of salt and 4 tbsp apple syrup. They will work wonders and banish any hangover.
4 Good for digestion, sleep, and memory
Beets protect the liver and gut by aiding the break down of fats and the secretion of toxins. One portion of beetroot juice a day – especially in combination with physical activity – is a real fountain of youth for your brain.
5 Cancer prevention and much more
Preservatives, such as nitrates found in meat, stimulate cell mutations. According to studies, beet juice inhibits this process, slows down development of tumours and guards against cancer. And the roots can do even more: they strengthen the immune system, stimulate the activities of white blood cells and reduce macular degeneration. However, if you have trouble with your kidney or gall bladder, you need to be careful with beets.