Beet is a two-year crop with dark red root and dark green leaves, and belongs to the most useful and sanative vegetables. The whole plant can be consumed throughout the year. The beet is rich with vitamins and minerals and can be consumed without restrictions.
Beet is rich in nutrients and contains almost all mineral ingredients like calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, fluorine, manganese, copper, iodine, sulfur, lithium, strontium, bromine … and many beneficial compounds that are good for your health.
Possess significant amounts of vitamins B1, B2, C, and vitamin B12 which is rare in plant foods, so it is very important in the diet of vegetarians. The presence of anthocyanins in beet helps in regeneration of your blood cells and has anti cancer abilities. Beet has a positive effect in the case of demineralization of the bones and joints. The present iodine helps in the fight against arteriosclerosis and slows the aging process.
The ingredients that are considered as stimulative for the metabolism are the betanine and betaine, it can reduce bad cholesterol, regulate high blood pressure, maintain the health of blood vessels and stimulate the liver.
Juice from fresh beet
Because of the healing properties of beet, it is recommended for serious illnesses. With boiling it loses some of the healing properties, that’s why it is best to drink fresh beet juice. From one kilogram of beet, you can get about 700 milliliters of juice. You must first peel the beet, then chop it into pieces and then mix it with lemon juice and honey. Leave it for some time. The juice should be consumed several times in small amounts throughout the day. In more serious illnesses you should drink 0.5 to 1 liter of juice a day, and after getting better the amount should be reduced to 0.25 liters.
Beet salad for strengthening the stomach and liver
Large beet should be chopped and mixed with a small amount of grated celery root. You should spice it with a little salt, apple cider vinegar, one tablespoon of olive oil and a little crushed caraway seeds. You can add a small amount of yogurt mixed with chopped parsley.