If there were a competition for a national vegetable, the humble beetroot would surely be in the running for Australia. The distinctive slices of the taproot section of the beetroot plant are well-known as an integral element of the iconic 'Australia burger', but their appeal goes beyond pub food. Beetroot possesses a number of health advantages, and is a key element to any juice cleanse.
First, beetroot juice has been proven to help with high blood pressure, reducing systolic blood pressure in the majority of patients, even only while drinking small doses. The plant is rich in nitrates, which when digested, become nitric acid. This substance is known to stimulate and widen blood vessels, which can have positive health benefits for athletes and casual athletes alike.
The juice is high in the substance choline, a key nutrient with a long list of health benefits. Apart from being used to combat stress, choline has been linked to improvements in muscle movement, mental cognition, memory, and learning. These impacts can help those of us at risk of developing dementia in later years.
But the most well-known health benefit of this particular vegetable is its liver cleansing power. The juice itself stimulates the liver's natural cleaning enzyme, allowing your liver to work towards a cleaner, healthier operation. Each minute of the day, your liver works to filter over three litres of blood – a large task, for any organ – so offering it a boost, to allow it to work at peak capacity, could help your health a great deal.
While it isn't present in all of our organic juices, the beetroot is an integral aspect of any long-term juice cleanse. Come and visit us to find out more.