Liver Detox & Beetroot (Beets)
It also is reported to build red corpuscles in the blood. It is high in iron, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, vitamin A and C, and others. Beetroot also has a high tumor-inhibiting effect. In an article in the February 27, 1996 issue of Cancer Letters. "The combined findings suggest that beetroot ingestion can be one of the useful means for preventing cancer."
A Simple Liver Cleanse
The effects of a simple diet and beetroot juice on cleansing the liver should not be underestimated, as many people like to go for more complicated concoctions and pills, the roots of the problem must be uprooted to solve the problem properly.
Beetroot juice is extremely powerful, as anyone who has a dirty liver and drinks a cup of it can attest too. It is best to start on ¼ cup per day, and work your way up as you feel comfortable.
This liver detox will probably stimulate your bowel movements, and make your urine and stools red. No alarm should be taken as this is completely normal. The red colour is not blood, but is the red pigment from the beetroot being expelled.
Beetroot contains a chemical called betaine that stimulates the liver cells and protects the liver and bile ducts. It also is reported to build red corpuscles in the blood. It is high in iron, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, vitamin A and C, and others. Beetroot also has a high tumor-inhibiting effect. In an article in the February 27, 1996 issue of Cancer Letters. "The combined findings suggest that beetroot ingestion can be one of the useful means for preventing cancer."
People who would especially benefit from a liver cleanse are people who used to drink alcohol, eat meat or dairy products, take drugs such as marijuana, speed, cocaine, methyl amphetamines, heroin, smack, tobacco and any other harmful substances. The reason being that these substances greatly damage the liver, and the high alkaline vegetarian diet, combined with the beetroot juice, does an excellent job of rebuilding it for those looking to regain their health and vitality.For a more serious and thorough liver cleanse, we recommend the lemon and olive oil flush.
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Beets are delicious and nutritious powerhouses. Here are 7 healthful reasons to love beets!
1. Lower Blood Pressure (when high)
A recent study at London’s Queen Mary University found that one glass of beet juice daily was more effective at lowering high blood pressure than medication. Of course, this doesn’t mean you should stop taking medication if you have high blood pressure.
But, it does mean that adding a cup of beet juice and more beets to your diet could be helpful in the treatment of high blood pressure, angina and heart disease.
2. Increase Exercise Endurance
A study at England’s University of Exeter found that eating foods rich in naturally-occurring nitrates, like beets, improved endurance during exercise. The scientists studied various substances and training methods to see which, if any, would improve stamina. Beet juice had the greatest effect, improving peoples’ ability to exercise for 16% longer than without it, without tiring. Naturally-occurring nitrates have been shown to widen blood vessels and allow more oxygen-rich blood to travel to the heart.
Raw beets or raw beet juice contain betaine, a natural anti-inflammatory that helps protect against aging and disease.
4. Anti-Cancer Effects
The phytonutrient, proanthocyanidin, that gives beets their rich purplish color is also a potent anti-cancer compound. Meanwhile the fiber found in beets also helps protect against cancer. This particular fiber increases the body’s ability to detect and remove abnormal cells in the body before they can become cancerous.
5. Immunity Booster
Beets are high in vitamin C, which boosts the immune system.
6. Reduce The Risk Of Birth Defects
Beets are high in the B-complex vitamin folate which when consumed by pregnant women have been shown in many studies to reduce the risk of birth defects in the baby.
7. Rich In Essential Minerals
Beets are also high in the minerals manganese and potassium. Manganese is required for healthy bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas. Potassium helps ensure healthy nerve and muscle function.