Beet Root Health Benefits


Beet Root

 "Beet Root is a potent vegetable. It has many properties that support good health. The Beet Root powder is excellent for detoxing your skin and helps stimulate blood flow levels. Because beets are high in vitamin C, some consider beets to be good for the skin, even suggesting that they can protect from signs of aging, such as wrinkles.

According to Oregon State University, both topical and dietary vitamin C has beneficial effects on skin cells. 

Because of vitamin C's anti-inflammatory properties, powdered beetroot treats conditions such as acne. It’s often used along with other treatments such as antibiotics and zinc. Those who suggest beets as a potential cure for acne may justify their claim based on the vitamin C in beetroot and beetroot juice.

Because of its high levels of Vitamin C, it also helps clearing skin pigmentation.

“Powdered beetroot can be added to meals, from sauces to muffins, or anything you choose to add nutrients and color. Your urine may change color too! Due to the natural sugars in beetroot, it can also be used as a natural sweetener. Beetroot powder is even used in natural cosmetics.”

Beetroots also helps with blood circulation and this is due to its high Nitrates levels.

It is highly recommended to consume Beet Root along with other vegetables. “Eating a diet high in antioxidants found in fruit and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of chronic disease.”

Beets also contain the minerals iron, manganese, and potassium. Iron has a vital role in the transportation of oxygen by healthy red blood cells. Over 40% of children worldwide have iron deficiency anemia, and women of childbearing age are also at increased risk because of menstruation.[11] Potassium may prevent the harmful effects of eating excess salt (sodium chloride). Manganese has several roles: metabolism, bone formation, and the immune system. Beetroots are a great way of including all these micronutrients in your diet.

Beetroot Powder Is a Great Source of Fiber

Fiber is an essential component of our diet, with most of us needing to eat much more to reach the recommended daily amount of 30g. For every 10g of fiber you eat a day; you may decrease your long-term risk of bowel cancer.[12]

Fiber also acts as a pre-biotic, providing food for the friendly micro-organisms in your gut called the microbiota. Trillions of micro-organisms in your gut are now known to play a critical role in inflammation and mental and physical health. Eating beetroots can help to increase your fiber intake and support a healthy gut community.

It's clear that for relatively few calories, beetroot contains various vitamins, minerals, nitrates, and antioxidants. For these reasons, beetroot is labeled as a "nutraceutical," and supplementation has become increasingly popular.[13] While most studies have looked at the effects of beetroot on blood vessel dilation, there are still many unanswered questions about other potential benefits.

While beetroot powder may have health benefits unless taken in excess, it is unlikely to have significant side effects. However, large beetroot doses are associated with an increased risk of kidney stones.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, taking beetroot supplements is best avoided as there isn't sufficient safety information.



 May 22, 2019

Written By

Scott Frothingham

Edited By

Nizam Khan (TechSpace)

Medically Reviewed By

Debra Rose Wilson, Ph.D., MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT

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[1] ^ NCBI: Vascular effects of dietary nitrate (as found in green leafy vegetables and beetroot) via the nitrate‐nitrite‐nitric oxide pathway

[2] ^ SpringerLink: Comparison of total antioxidant potential, and total phenolic, nitrate, sugar, and organic acid contents in beetroot juice, chips, powder, and cooked beetroot

[3] ^ Maastricht University: Effects of Beetroot Powder with or without L-Arginine on Postprandial Vascular Endothelial Function: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial with Abdominally Obese Men

[4] ^ Effects of Beetroot Juice Supplementation on Cardiorespiratory Endurance in Athletes. A Systematic Review

[5] ^ Nutraceuticals with a clinically detectable blood pressure-lowering effect: a review of available randomized clinical trials and their meta-analyses

[6] ^ The Nitrate-Independent Blood Pressure-Lowering Effect of Beetroot Juice: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

[7] ^ Medium-term effects of dietary nitrate supplementation on systolic and diastolic blood pressure in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

[8] ^ NCCIH: Antioxidants: In-Depth

[9] ^ NCBI: Red Beetroot and Betalains as Cancer Chemopreventative Agents

[10] ^ Healthline: Beetroot 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

[11] ^ NCBI: The impact of maternal iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia on child’s health

[12] ^ Cancer Research UK: Does a high fibre diet reduce my risk of cancer?

[13] ^ The potential benefits of red beetroot supplementation in health and disease


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