Useful, healthy, low fat and at same time tasty. Beetroot has a rich and diverse biochemical composition. Beet proteins contain essential amino acids and glutamic acid, asparagine and betaine.
Beetroot contains iron, copper, potassium, calcium, iodine, phosphorus, sumpor, anthocyanins, carbohydrates, vegetable protein, vegetable oil, vitamins B1, B2, C, foliate etc.
Beets have many healthy benefits, such as: normalizing blood pressure, it affect positive on the brain and nerve, improve blood count, as a good source of folate and betaine are good for heart, due to large source of lutein are good for eyes, improves memory, improves digestion, detox the liver and body and much more.
As you can see, beetroot is very healthy food with many healthy benefits, but in this article we will put our focus on how beets detox the liver and our body and how it lowers cancer risk, especially chances for colon cancer.
As we all know, liver is the organ which removes toxins and other harmful substances from our body, allowing the body to function properly. To maintain our liver healthy, besides taking care of alcohol intake etc. it is important to detoxify the liver periodically, allowing him to be in good shape and do his job as it should. Here is where beetroot comes in.
Beets contain large amount of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents and high levels of a fiber (Pectin) which helps in detoxing of the liver. Due to high level of these agents and fiber and many other important substances as betaine, betalains, folate, betaine and iron helps in cleaning the toxins into the liver and also the ones which have been removed from the liver, allowing them to be flushed out, instead to be reabsorbed by the body.
Also, these agents and substances, together with polyphenol found in beets (polyphenols act as antioxidants to block the action of enzymes which cancer cells needs for growth) help your body to fight free radicals, which damage cells and might contribute to cancer and thus may help to reduce cancer risk, especially colon cancer.
Overall, beets are perfect as a food which improves general health and it deserves to be found more frequent on our daily menu.