Beet Nutrition: What Are The Many Mighty Healing Powers of Beets?
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Beet Nutrition:Traditional Chinese Medicine Healing Properties!
Beet Nutrition. In Traditional Chinese Medicine Beet is a food with considerable and formidible healing powers.
Thermically (meaning it has a heating or cooling or neutral effect on the body's temperature): It is neutral. It does not warm or cool the body.
1. Strengthens the heart.
2. Calms the mind and spirit.
3. Improves circulation of the blood. Nourishes the blood.
4. Benefits the liver. Treats liver Qi Stagnation and treats liver disease like cirrhosis.
5. Moistens the intestines. Promotes Bowel Movement. Relieves Constipation due to Large Intestine dryness.
6. Promotes menstruation.
Acid/Alkaline Producing Effect On The Body:
Beets are very alkalizing to the whole body...which is a very beneficial property in light of the Standard American Diet's over emphasis on Acidifying foods.
This is a food that greatly helps change your body from being too acid to a more healthy alkaline state.
Beet Nutrition...Modern Scientific Information:
Beets are loaded with vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C.
The greens have a higher content of iron compared to spinach.
They are also an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, sodium and iron.
Beets are also a terrific source of choline, folic acid, iodine, manganese, organic sodium, potassium, fiber and carbohydrates in the form of natural easily digestible sugars.
Beet Nutrition - Modern Known Healing Properties:
Acidosis: Due to the beets high alkalinity, beets can be essential and are highly effective in combating acidosis.
Anemia: The high content of iron in beets regenerates and reactivates the red blood cells and supplies fresh oxygen to the body. The copper content in beets help make the iron more available to the body. A great blood builder.
Atherosclerosis: Beet juice is a powerful solvent for inorganic calcium deposits that cause the arteries to harden. Beets actually help the arteries remain soft and flexible.
Blood pressure normalization: Its healing and medicinal values effectively normalizes blood pressure, lowering high blood pressure or elevating low blood pressure. Yes, you read that right. If you have high blood pressure it will lower it. But if you have low blood pressure it will raise it appropriately.
Blood Purification and building: Beets and their greens are very powerful cleansers and builders of the blood.
Cancer: Betaine, an amino acid in beets, has significant anti-cancer properties. Studies show that beet juice inhibits formation of cancer-causing compounds and is protective against colon or stomach cancer.
Constipation: The cellulose content helps to ease bowel movements. Drinking beet juice regularly will help relieve chronic constipation.
Detoxification: The choline from beets detoxifies not only the liver, but also the entire system of excessive alcohol intake.
Gastric ulcer: Mix honey with beet juice and drink two or three times a week on an empty stomach (more frequently if your body handles beet juice well).
Gall bladder and kidney ailments: Coupled with carrot juice, the superb cleansing virtues are exceptional for curing ailments relating to these two organs.
Gout: Can be greatly helped by the cleansing effects that beets have to offer.
Liver or bile: The cleansing virtues in beet juice is very healing for liver toxicity or bile ailments, like jaundice, hepatitis.
Food poisoning: Beets also work wonders for food poisoning.
Vomiting: Stops diarrhea in many cases...A squeeze of lime with beet juice increases the effectiveness in treating vomiting of many causes.
Diarrhea: Stops diarrhea in many cases...A squeeze of lime with beet juice increases the effectiveness in treating diarrhea.
Varicose veins: This is similar to the way that it helps to keep the arteries soft and elastic. Regular consumption of beet juice also helps heal and prevent varicose veins.
Beet juice is very potent, therefore it is best to start with smaller amounts in juice recipes to see how your body handles it and how you like the taste. To start begin with the juice of half a medium-sized beet once a week, slowly increasing to one whole beet a week.
Beet juice is so potent that it may cause some dizziness once its cleansing effects kick in and toxins are being eliminated. This is the main reason for taking it slow and building up gradually in the quantity of juice you drink.
This dizziness is uncomfortable and may be disturbing when and if it happens, but there is nothing to be alarmed about. During this time, drink plenty of pure water to help flush out the toxins.
Consumption, Selection And Preparation Tips:
Choose beet roots that are firm and unwrinkled. Beets can keep for up to three to four days in the refrigerator if you don't cut off the leafy green part. If you detach the greens, beet roots will keep for a couple of weeks.
Beets with round bottoms are sweeter than flat-bottomed ones. The fresher your beets are the more flavorful they will be.
Avoid over-cooking beet roots as heat destroys all the essential nutrients and enzymes.
Remove the skin before cooking.
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