Beetroot is a root vegetable, and it is known as a great medicinal plant for more than 2000 years. It originated in the Mediterranean, but its medicinal properties are cultivated worldwide. The ancients used this plant’s leaves but not its root because it was very stiff. Over the centuries today’s beetroot has been produced, which is characterized by juicy red root.
Beetroot is considered to be one of the most useful vegetables. It is a rich source of antioxidants, and when it comes to vitamins it contains vitamin C, B1, B2, B6, folic and pantothenic acid, and from minerals it possesses potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, sodium, iron, zinc. The red beet color is due to the presence of red pigments known as betacyanins.
The low energy value makes beetroot an ideal food in diets, given that contains few calories, and gives the body the required useful substances. In 100 grams of beets has only 43 calories.
Beetroot possesses numerous healing properties:
-- Stimulates the exchange of substances in the body, which means it rejuvenates and revitalizes the body
-- Regulates blood pressure, thus protects cardiovascular system
-- Reduces increased cholesterol in the blood
-- Improves the function of the liver and helps in the elimination of toxic substances
-- Strengthens skin, hair and nails
-- Neutralizes excess stomach acids
-- Has a positive influence when it comes to dealing with constipation
-- Improves mood.
What is interesting is that beet has showed excellent results in the fight against leukemia and cancer. Learn more about treatment with beets.
Beets contain betaine, amino acid that has anticancer properties. In addition, it also possesses anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and detoxification effects. Studies have shown that betaine attacks cells in the tumor tissue.
Statistically, beetroot could be applied in the fight against many types of cancer, but of course, researches are necessary to determine more about it. In one study, 100% of respondents who have been affected by cancer positively responded to the treatment with beets.
Beetroot and details about the therapy
The therapy with beets against leukemia and cancer is very simple. The patient should enter half a kilogram of fresh beets daily (it is best to eat it as a salad with the addition of olive oil and lemon). In addition, it is desirable for the patient to have prescribed medical diet that enhances the immune system, in addition to vitamin C.
You will achieve the most effective results if the treatment is started when the disease in the early stage. Afterwards you will need to gradually increase the amount of beet.