Beetroot is a kind of root vegetable that is thought to be used as a medicine since more than 2000 years ago. This vegetable comes from the Mediterranean area, but is now found in many parts of the world.
Beetroot contains a low calorific value making it possible to be used as a diet food. 100 grams of Beetroot contains only 43 calories that do not encourage obesity.
Beetroot has a variety of benefits that can be described as follows:
- Stimulating the exchange of substances and body rejuvenation process.
- Regulating blood pressure. This plant is very useful for anyone who has cardiovascular-related health problem.
- Keeping the heart remains in a healthy state.
- Preventing excessive concentration of cholesterol.
- Strengthening hair, nails, and skin.
- Neutralizing stomach acid.
- Addressing the problem of constipation.
- Helping to create a good mood.
One interesting thing is the fact that the beetroot can be used in therapies against cancer, especially blood cancer or leukemia. The underlying reason is betaine, an amino acid contained by bit. Betaine is an anticancer agent. Betaine is very useful as an anti-inflammatory, detoxifying element, and antioxidant.
Some studies suggest a major role of beetroot in combating tumor tissue, even in a recent study, 100% of respondents who have cancer have a positive effect on the consumption of beetroot.
Beetroot therapy can be done in a very simple way. We only need to consume half a kilogram of fresh beet per day (olive oil and lemon can be added). Beetroot consumption is highly recommended for patients who have undergone a medical diet because it can boost immunity and vitamin C. You might need to add a dose of beet in the treatment of advanced stages.