There is nothing better than natural remedies when it comes to diseases and illnesses. Medical drugs are proven to be helpful, of course, but they are made in an unnatural way. That’s why there is a limit for their usage. If you cross that limit, you could be putting your life at risk.
That doesn’t work that way with natural remedies. For literally every disease there is something that nature has to offer. You just need to know what that is, how you should take it and when. That’s the purpose of the article today. If you have liver or colon problems, you should read this carefully, on the other hand, for those of you who don’t have this problem, it is useful to know these things. Who knows what the future may bring, so knowing a thing or two may come useful one day.
The natural remedy for colon cleansing and liver detox – Beets.
Beets are food grown in Europe, North America and Asia, famous for their benefits and also for their history.
Interesting Facts about Beets
Beets represent a great source of phytonutrients – betalains. The betalains contained in beets (Betanin and Vulgaxanthin) have been studied over the years which proved that they have a great antioxidant nature. As a matter of fact, they are one of the best antioxidants in the whole group of betalains.
Here are the statistics of sliced and cooked beets. The ratings were made by “The World’s Healthiest Foods”. They have multiple books published on healthy food and how to use it.
Beets were also researched by Mikhail Tombak, a Russian researcher specialist, and by the London School of Medicine. Their studies have both shown the same results – Beets have a high concentration of iron inside of them, which, with other previously mentioned features, can be used as a prevention to heart attacks and hypertension.
Also, beets have a pretty deep red color which makes them ideal for coloring Easter eggs.
What Are Beets Good For?
The benefits that beets have to offer:
Anti – Cancer Benefits: The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant molecules that are combined in beets represent a way of lowering the risk of cancer. Studies have shown that beets can target colon, liver, breast, prostate cancers.
Detoxification Benefits: The pigments found in beets have shown to be a great support to our system’s Phase two. Phase two is an important function of our system that targets toxic cells and hooks them to small nutrient groups. Later in the metabolic process, those cells are neutralized.
Anti-Inflammatory Benefits: This factor triggers the COX enzymes (cyclo-oxyganese). The COX enzymes generate molecules that can be looked at like messengers that cause inflammation. Inflammation is mostly a good thing, however, our system may experience unwanted and unnecessary inflammation which can cause many heart diseases.
Antioxidant Benefits: As mentioned earlier, beets have a great concentration of phytonutrients which are incredible antioxidants.
How to Use Beets?
One of the most popular ways you can use beets and implement them in your food regimen is by making beet juice.
Okay, I will admit it, this doesn’t taste that good, however, if it benefits your body so much, why not endure it. Grab your nose, prepare and drink it fast, bottoms up.
If you can’t stand the taste at all, not all hope is lost. I will show you how to make it more tasteful.
Here is how to make and enjoy your beet juice. Drink at least one cup per day.
Red and Green Beets Juice
- 8 carrots, organic
- 2 romaine lettuce hearts, organic
- 1 peeled and quartered beet, organic
- 2 celery hearts, organic
Put them and mix them in a blender.
- 1 piece of ginger
- 2 carrots, organic
- 2 cut in wedges beets, organic
- ½ lemon without pith
Ginger will make your beet juice sweet, no excuses.
- 1 apple, organic
- l cup pineapple
- 1 beet, organic
This combination is a great anti-inflammator.
Extra Vitamin C – Beet juice
- 2 carrots
- 2 oranges
- 1 beet, large
- Ice cubes
Besides from making juices, here is what you could do:
- Take raw beets and grate them. This could be a nice salad add-on.
- Boil beet greens for one minute. This will make an excellent side dish.
- Steam beets and marinate them in virgin olive oil.
Other dishes: Borscht, Finnish rosolli, Chrain with beet, Sliced beetroot
When Should You Use Beets?
You should drink beet juice every day. Just don’t go all in right away. Your body needs to adjust to anything new that you are about to take. This is healthy and natural, yes, but makes slow progression with it.
Best time to use beets is in the morning. When you wake up, drink a glass of water and then make your beet juice and also have a glass of that. It’s important not to eat anything before this. Your body will absorb it better.
You can drink another glass later in the day. When you have lunch, instead of coca-cola, take beet juice.
When you get used to it a bit, you can take up to three glasses per day, adding one for the evening.
Nothing will happen to you if you cross that “limit”, because this is a natural remedy, but three glasses per day are just the right amount.
A glass per day keeps the doctor away. At least that’s what I’ve heard.
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